Kim Clavel was busier and better than Natalie Gonzalez on Tuesday night.

The game Gonzalez took Clavel’s hardest punches, but she didn’t land nearly enough of her own shots in their eight-round flyweight fight at MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas. Clavel boxed well and remained undefeated by beating Gonzalez on all three scorecards in a fight ESPN aired as part of the Oscar Valdez-Jayson Velez undercard.

The 29-year-old Clavel (12-0, 2 KOs), a nurse from Montreal who won a 2020 ESPY for her front-line work during the COVID-19 pandemic, won all eight rounds on each of the three judges’ scorecards (80-72, 80-72, 80-72). The 29-year-old Gonzalez, of New Rochelle, New York, lost for the first time as a pro (6-1, 1 KO).

A short, left hook by Clavel landed with 1:12 left in the eighth round. She out-landed Gonzalez throughout the final round, but couldn’t hurt her.

Three right hands by Clavel caught Gonzalez within the final 30 seconds of the seventh round.

Clavel continued pressing the action in the sixth round. She drilled Gonzalez with a straight right when there were about 20 seconds to go in the sixth, but Gonzalez took it well.

Earlier in the sixth, Clavel clipped Gonzalez with a counter left hook.

Gonzalez blocked several of Clavel’s punches in the fifth round, though Clavel landed two left hooks within the final 20 seconds of the fifth.

Gonzalez landed a straight right toward the end of the fourth round, but Clavel came firing back and landed a left hook prior to the end of that round.

After a relatively uneventful opening round, Clavel’s overhand right landed 40 seconds into the second round. Gonzalez connected with a counter left hook when there were 10 seconds to go in the second round.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.