WATCH: Zhilei Zhang Claims a Dominating First Round KO Victory Over Scott Alexander: Canelo vs Bivol Undercard Results

Published 05/07/2022, 8:36 PM EDT

Boxing fans were undoubtedly excited to witness the main event WBA (super) light heavyweight title clash between undefeated reigning champion Dmitry Bivol and undisputed current super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez. Ahead of that bout, they got a treat on the undercard in the heavyweight fight between Zhilei Zhang and Scott Alexander.

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Initially, Zhang was scheduled to face Filip Hrgovic in an IBF title eliminator bout. However, Hrgovic had to pull out from the fight on May 2 due to his father’s demise. As a result, Scott Alexander stepped in on short notice, and this fight was no more a title eliminator bout.

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Zhang, (23-0-1) was coming off a dominating knockout victory over Craig Lewis. Meanwhile, Alexander, who was 16-5-2 coming into the fight, suffered a loss to Carlos Negron in his last outing.

Zhilei Zhang annihilates Scott Alexander

The fight between the pair started slowly, with both measuring each other. However, Zhang landed a clean left on Alexander’s chin that dropped the latter on the canvas.

This intriguing heavyweight bout resulted in Zhang claiming a dominating KO victory over Alexander in just 1:54 minutes of the first round.

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Right after Zhang vs Alexander, fans can witness rising undefeated prospect Marc Castro face Pedro Vicente. Besides this intriguing fight, fans can also witness two title bouts.

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Shakhram Giyasov and Christian Gomez will fight for the vacant IBF North American Welterweight Title. Meanwhile, Montana Love will clash against Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela in an IBF North American super lightweight title bout.

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And last but not least, we have our main event light heavyweight title clash between Canelo Alvarez and Dmitry Bivol.

There is no doubt fans are in for a treat, considering this action-packed fight card. Enthusiasts can certainly expect fireworks throughout this blockbuster event.

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Arman Khan

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Arman Khan is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He began following combat sports when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor competed in 'The Money Fight' in 2017. 'The Notorious' attracted Arman to the UFC, and he became an ardent fan of professional fighting as he could draw parallels with the action from his combat sports experience and break down techniques such as striking and striking defense lucidly for the casual fans.

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