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Juan Manuel Lopez TKO’s Steve Luevano in Seven
Juan Manuel Lopez, 28-0, 24 KO’s, had some issues with the technique of defending WBO Featherweight Champion, Steve Luevano, 37-2-1, 15 KO’s, but imposed his strength and eventually wore the champion down and stopped him. In the first two rounds, Luevano kept Lopez at the distance but he couldn’t keep him off. As the rounds went on, Lopez got closer and closer and landed harder shots. In the seventh round, an uppercut seriously hurt Luevano. Several shots followed and he was sent to the floor and the referee waved it off. Luevano had not recovered sufficiently from the uppercut and was not mentally there to fight anymore. It was a great fight for Lopez and now the stage is set for a showdown with Yuriokis Gamboa.
Yuriokis Gamboa Destroys Rogers Mtagwa in Two
Yuriokis Gamboa, 17-0, 15 KO’s, looked like a million bucks as he landed at will on the slower and wider-punching Rogers Mtagwa, 26-14-2, 18 KO’s. In the first round, it was obvious that Mtagwa could not deal with the speed of the defending WBA Featherweight Champion. A left hook would drop Mtagwa at the end of the first round. In the second, Mtagwa became more aggressive and paid dearly for it. The quick counterpunches and timing of Gamboa was the difference. Mtagwa couldn’t see the punches coming and was dropped two more times before the bout was stopped late in the second round. This is a big statement to Juan Manuel Lopez, a man that barely survived Mtagwa. Gamboa is a star and seems to be fighting better in each and every fight.
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