Yoenis Tellez is a highly promising junior middleweight boxer who showcased his skill and power as he secured a remarkable victory against seasoned contender Livan Navarro.
The 154-pound bout was held as part of the Jake Paul-Andre August undercard at Caribe Royale Orlando in Orlando, Florida. The match culminated in Tellez’s win in the 10th and final round via a left hook that rendered Navarro unconscious.
In a display of sheer dominance, Tellez (7-0, 6 KOs) asserted his authority early on by flooring Navarro (15-2, 9 KOs) in the third round. Despite Tellez maintaining a commanding lead throughout the match, it was his picturesque left hook in the 10th round that sealed the victory. He left Navarro sprawled on the canvas with 1:41 remaining.
Referee Alicia Collins promptly halted the match at 1:21 of the 10th round, securing Tellez’s victory in spectacular fashion.
This monumental win follows Tellez’s previous triumph over Sergio Garcia on the Terence Crawford-Errol Spence Jr. undercard. Garcia had an impressive record (34-3, 14 KOs), and had never succumbed to a knockout before facing Tellez.
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Throughout the match, Tellez consistently landed punishing blows. Navarro retaliated with significant power to thwart Tellez’s advances. Tellez’s right hand proved instrumental in dictating the pace of the match, causing Navarro to falter multiple times across the rounds.
Moments of intense exchange characterized the bout. Tellez and Navarro traded hard-hitting shots, showcasing their resilience and determination.
Tellez’s strategic use of his right hand caused considerable damage, with impactful blows in the sixth, seventh, and ninth rounds. This visibly affected Navarro and dictated the tempo of the match.
Despite Tellez’s onslaught, Navarro displayed resilience. He landed crucial blows and attempted to counter Tellez’s aggression. Navarro kept the match fiercely contested until the final round.
The climax arrived in the form of Tellez’s left hook. It was a picture-perfect execution that showcased his prowess and culminated in a spectacular knockout victory. With each bout, Tellez continues to cement his reputation as a formidable and thrilling prospect.