Presenting the 12 Rounds of Christmas: Round 7 (Aleem vs Cepeda)
Here’s what we knew about Immanuwel Aleem and Jonathan Cepeda heading into their 160-pound clash last spring: Both fighters were a combined 32-1-0 with 24 knockouts. Here’s what we learned after eight insanely explosive rounds: Both fighters could throw and absorb a helluva punch.
Ivan Redkach and Luis Cruz take turns hitting the deck, settle for a split draw
The fight seemed to be slipping away from Ivan Redkach as it got into the late rounds, but one big left hand allowed him to regain a grip on things.
Immanuwel Aleem beats Jonathan Cepeda to the punch to win eight-round slugfest
Immanuwel Aleem dished out all he could over eight rounds, and Jonathan Cepeda kept on taking it.