Discussion

Olympian Yanez wins professional debut

Updated: February 21, 2009, 12:26 AM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- Olympian Luis Yanez won his professional debut on Friday night, taking a majority decision over Julio Valadez in a four-round super flyweight bout.

Two judges scored the fight for Yanez, 40-36 and 39-37. The third gave two rounds to each fighter.

Yanez didn't see the fight as that close, saying Valadez "told me he was going to bring it, but he didn't bring it at all.

"I wanted a fight, not a grabbing match. That's all he did, hit and hold, hit and hold. He didn't want ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

MORE BOXING HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM