By Mark Eisner: Josh Warrington (31-1-1, 8 KOs) defends his IBF featherweight strap tonight in opposition to the fiery, motivated obligatory Luis Alberto Lopez (26-2, 15 KO) on DAZN on the First Direct Enviornment in Leeds, England. The primary portion of the Warrington – Lopez card will start at 4:00 p.m. ET, reside on DAZN.
Boxing Information 24 will give reside updates & outcomes of tonight’s motion on the Warrington vs. Lopez card under.
A lot of the suspense concerning the headliner combat is about whether or not Warrington will reduce Lopez to ribbons together with his unhealthy behavior of crashing into his opponents together with his head.
Warrington’s final two opponents, Kiko Martinez and Mauricio Lara have been reduce badly by his unintentional headbutts.
Some boxing followers imagine Warrington makes use of his head as a weapon to both finish fights prematurely within the case of his rematch with Lara, or wound his opponents to realize an edge, as in his final combat in opposition to Kiko.
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“It’s a fantastic card and a fantastic night time of motion. We are able to’t wait,” stated Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn to Seconds Out about tonight’s Warrington vs. Lopez occasion.
“Due to the identify of Kiko Martinez, that combat is best than the Luis Alberto Lopez combat, however anybody in boxing, should you communicate to the American followers, hardcore combat followers, Prime Rank, who characterize him, this can be a a lot harder combat than [the 37-year-old] Kiko Martinez, with all due respect to our Spanish good friend.
“That is an elite featherweight in Luis Alberto Lopez. I really feel for Josh as a result of if he beats him, he won’t get the credit score. It is a good match-up.
“It’s a really robust combat. We simply go to return by means of it. Hopefully, we will ship the Leigh Wooden unification [for Warrington] or a giant combat in America [against WBA featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz].
“Hopefully, he will get previous the ultimate hurdle and is victorious,” stated Hearn about Warrington. “We love Michael Conlan and would like to work with him once more, however Conlan shouldn’t be within the combine for Josh Warrington. Josh Warrington is huge fights within the States or unification fights. Hopefully each.
“He’s paid his due, Josh Warrington. He deserves that now. The top-to-heads have been good. It is a nice combat, a fantastic rivalry. It’s going to be a conflict. Each fighters come ahead. They don’t take a step backwards,” stated Hearn.