LOPEZ BEATS DIAZ IN BATTLE
The main event featured Abraham “Chamaco” Lopez (19-0-1, 14 KOs) who took on Jorge “King” Diaz (18-4-1, 10 KOs) in a power-packed 10-round featherweight bout. Lopez began to break Diaz down early, keeping Diaz consistently on the defense and at one point sending Diaz to his knees with a powerful jab early in round one. By round two Diaz was already showing signs of fatigue but showed determination to stay in the fight and rally back. Diaz however proved no match for Lopez’s accuracy and effective combos throughout the bout. In round nine, Lopez was clearly going for the knockout and defeated Diaz by technical knockout as Diaz’s corner terminated the match at the beginning of round ten. “This was my headlining debut,” said Abraham Lopez. “It was very exciting. I felt very emotional that I was fighting in my backyard for all my friends and family. I want to thank FOX Deportes, Golden Boy Promotions, and my team for giving me this opportunity and to the fans for coming out to support me. I thought Diaz was a tough fighter. He took a lot of punishment from me and that was the plan from the beginning, to put on a lot of pressure. I was looking for the knockout but he was very resilient. But, overall, I am satisfied of the outcome of the fight, and I am looking forward to the future. I know there are great things coming my way, and to all the fans, stay tuned.” “I went in there confident,” said Jorge Diaz. “In the first round, I tried to maintain my distance, focusing on jabbing. As the rounds evolved, his strength was a bit overwhelming. I tried to land punches but he caught them and was hurting me with his shots. That skinny guy is strong.”
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