Zhang Zhilei quickly killed “firefighter” Alvarez and suffered the second loss of his career
2022-05-08 19:31:35Source: Xi’an News Network
Xi’an News Network News Beijing time on May 8, the most watched boxing battle in the first half of the year was staged in Las Vegas. Mexican boxing giant Sol Alvarez, who upgraded to challenge WBA light heavyweight champion Bivor, finally lost, which was the second defeat in Alvarez’s career. Before this world-renowned powerful dialogue, the first Chinese heavyweight boxer Zhang Zhilei took only 1 minute and 54 seconds to defeat American player Scott Alexander by KO, bringing his professional record to 24 wins. 1 flat.
In mid-March this year, Zhang Zhilei was allowed to fight against Croatian star Filip Helgovic to compete for the right to challenge the IBF heavyweight champion. At that time, as the third-ranked player in the IBF, Hegovic was designated as the first candidate for this qualifying match by the IBF, and in the process of seeking an opponent, Zhang Zhilei, who ranked 13th in the IBF, got a chance, for the 39-year-old. For Zhang Zhilei, this is the most important game of his career so far. However, with one week left before the game, Hegovic chose to retire on the grounds of his father’s death. In desperation, the promoters found “firefighter” Alexander for Zhang Zhilei. From the perspective of overall strength, the latter There is indeed a big gap with Zhang Zhilei. In this game of disparity in strength, Alexander, who had not been on the ring for a year, fell into a passive position from the beginning. The first round of the game only lasted 1 minute and 54 seconds, and Zhang Zhilei hit Alexander with a heavy punch. Head, the latter slumped to the ground, the referee terminated the game, and the Chinese veteran ended with a “second kill”, and this was also the first time Alexander was knocked out by his opponent in his career. After the game, Zhang Zhilei once again sent a gauntlet to Helgovic through the camera lens, asking his opponent to fight against him as soon as possible, and the IBF official also expressed the hope that the game between the two would be held on another day. This match is expected to be the first match between Joshua and Usyk for the heavyweight title fight.
The match between Alvarez and Bivor was very exciting. When facing the 32-year-old opponent, Alvarez, a famous Mexican player who had been favored by the outside world, made an early effort at the beginning of the game, but Bivor had a very good defense. In the second half, Bivor became more and more confident, and Alvarez had been difficult to find a breakthrough. In the end, the two fought 12 rounds, and the referee unanimously ruled that Bivor won. This is also Alvarez’s second loss in his career after losing to Mayweather earlier, and Bivor not only kept his gold belt, but also improved his personal unbeaten record to 20 wins, 11 Second KO opponent. At present, it is not known whether the two sides will fulfill the “rematch clause” in the contract. In theory, as long as Alvarez proposes to fight a second round, Bivor must fight.Jin Peng, an all-media reporter from Xi’an Press
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