Teofimo Lopez retained his WBO Worldwide tremendous light-weight title at Madison Sq. Backyard, however needed to get off the deck to take a cut up resolution win in opposition to Sandor Martin.
Lopez (18-1, 13 KOs) had beforehand reigned as unified light-weight champion, however after shedding his belts to George Kambosos Jr in an upset, he moved up, and stopped Pedro Campa in seven final outing. Martin (40-3, 13 KOs) had made his title with a surprising majority verdict win over Mikey Garcia final yr.
The Spanish challenger was lower on the bridge of his nostril within the first body, however he scored a knockdown within the second, with a sweeping proper hand touchdown as ‘The Takeover’ was charging in.
Martin didn’t rush his work although, and he was boxing nicely though the quantity of Lopez’s punches had been scoring factors.
Rounds 5 and 6 noticed the 25-year-old dwelling favorite up the ante because it appeared as if Martin was having bother respiratory by means of his nostril, however the 29-year-old was unlucky to not take one other knockdown within the seventh, as an alternative the referee dominated a slip.
Though Lopez completed nicely, the struggle appeared within the stability, and the sting appeared with Martin.
It was to not be although on the playing cards, as a 95-94 verdict for Martin was overruled by scores of a approach too huge 97-92 and 96-93 for Lopez, who retained.
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Lopez was seen asking his nook if he nonetheless ‘had it’ after the competition, and he might want to enhance if he’s to reign in a second weight class, the place Josh Taylor holds the WBO crown and Regis Prograis is the WBC champion.
Anderson blasts out Forrest
Jared Anderson (13-0, 13 KOs) once more impressed, and the heavyweight stopped the normally sturdy Jerry Forrest (26-6-2, 20 KOs) within the second of their contest set for ten rounds to take the vacant WBO Worldwide title.
Forrest had taken the likes of Carlos Takam, Michael Hunter, Zhilei Zhang and Kubrat Pulev the space, however he was no match for Anderson, who delivered a clubbing proper hand that stopped the 34-year-old whereas he was nonetheless standing.
Keyshawn Davis (7-0, 5 KOs) claimed the vacant WBO Intercontinental light-weight title with a call win over eight rounds in opposition to Juan Carlos Burgos (35-7-3, 21 KOs) and Xander Zayas (15-0, 10 KOs) retained his WBO NABO tremendous welterweight title with a factors win after eight in opposition to Alexis Salazar Flores (24-5, 9 KOs).
At welterweight, Delante Johnson (7-0, 5 KOs) stopped Mike Ohan Jr (16-2, 9 KOs) within the fifth of their eight rounder, and Joe Ward (8-1, 4 KOs) took an eight spherical factors win in opposition to Frederic Julan (12-2, 10 KOs) at mild heavyweight.
Damian Knyba (10-0, 6 KOs) wanted two rounds to see off Emilio Salas (7-4-1, 3 KOs) at heavyweight.