Alexander Besputin W10 Alfredo Blanco... In other action from Los Angeles' Staples Center, welterweight Alexander Besputin (13-0, 9 KOs) moved closer to a WBA title shot with a dominant ten-round decision over Alfredo Blanco (20-8, 11 KOs). Besputin said the contender stage of his career is over. “He had a very uncomfortable, awkward style, which made it difficult for me to find my rhythm,” Besputin said. “Most importantly, I got the win, and we can move on to bigger fights. I am a top contender now, and I am ready to fight for a world title next. Bob Arum says I can beat the top welterweights, and I know I can.”
Middleweight Janibek Alimkhanuly (6-0, 2 KOs), a former amateur standout for his native Kazakhstan, passed the toughest test of his career with a ten-round unanimous decision over Cristian Olivas (16-5, 13 KOs). Alimkhanuly outworked Olivas to cruise to victory to win by scores of 100-90 (twice) and 99-91. "I hurt my right shoulder in the fight, but I got valuable experience,” Alimkhanuly said. “It’s exactly what I needed.”
It was a short night at the office for Italian heavyweight Guido Vianello (3-0, 3 KOs), who knocked out Lawrence Gabriel (3-2-1, 2 KOs) at 49 seconds of the opening round. Vianello represented his homeland at the 2016 Rio Olympics. "I believe this was my strongest performance to date, and I'm only going to get better and better," Vianello said. "My power is improving with every fight."
Ruben Rodriguez (6-0, 2 KOs) maintained his unbeaten record with a four-round majority decision (38-38, 39-37 and 40-36) over the battle-tested veteran Ramel Snegur (3-4-1, 2 KOs). source: top rank press release