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By Craig Daly: Luis Alberto Lopez (29-2, 16 KOs) insists that he positively received his battle with Joet Gonzalez (26-4, 15 KOs), hurting him and touchdown the higher punches final Friday evening on the American Financial institution Middle, Corpus Christi, Texas. The judges would appear to again Lopez up as a result of they’d him successful a large 12 spherical unanimous determination.
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The scores have been 118-110, 117-111 and 116-112. The place Gonzalez misplaced the battle was the way in which he gave away rounds within the first half of the competition by not reducing off the ring nicely as he ought to and failing to throw a number of punches.
A victory was inside Gonzalez’s grasp if he’d executed just a bit further to impress the judges, however he couldn’t get it executed. It appeared like Joet was confused by Lopez’s unorthodox combating model and didn’t get comfy till the later rounds when he was behind on the scorecards.
Luis Alberto Lopez: “I believed I might knock him out, however he’s a real Mexican warrior,” stated Lopez to Prime Rank Boxing after the battle.
“I believe he’s within the prime 10 of the fighters I’ve been working with and combating in opposition to,” stated Lopez about Joet Gonzalez. “I believed it was shut battle, however I received, and I received clearly.
“I related with the higher punches, and that’s why he has his face like that. Firstly, I wish to do a unification, and after a unification, I’ll positively go as much as the 130s.
“It could be excellent,” stated Lopez when requested if he would unify in opposition to WBO champion Robeisy Ramirez.
Joet Gonzalez: “I ready to the fullest, however I used to be really disenchanted in my efficiency, however I did really feel the battle was nearer than the scorecards stated. I did really feel like I landed some good pictures with the stress.
“I’m unsure,” stated Joet when requested the place he goes from right here together with his profession. “I’m going to return residence. Relaxation, discuss to my supervisor and my workforce, and we’ll go from there.”
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