Revenge or Repeat turned into repeat for Oney Valdez as he once again gets the better of former Canadian Middleweight champion Larry Sharpe, this time stopping the Pine Falls, Manitoba fighter in the 12th round moments ago. The main event at this year’s Shaw Boxing event was pretty much like their first encounter back in October, with Sharpe staying busy early and Valdez coming on late. With the bout up for grabs in the final round, Valdez landed a straight right followed by a left hook that sent Sharpe’s mouthpiece flying out into the crowd.
Clearly hurt, Sharpe stumbled into the ropes with Valdez in full pursuit throwing leather from all angles. Once Sharpe’s back hit the ropes, Valdez unloaded through the gloves of Sharpe, snapping back his head in every direction until the ref had no other choice but to wave off the bout. The only thing keeping the Canadian up was the ropes.
The official time of the stoppage was 1:04. Valdez retains his WBA Fedecentro light middleweight title and improves to 18-9-1 with 12 KOs. Sharpe suffers his 3rd consecutive defeat, slips to 22-7 with 10 KOs. It was only the second time in 29 bouts that Sharpe was failed to make it to the final bell.