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Who won Commey vs Lopez?
Teofimo Lopez beat Richard Commey by technical knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 14th December 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This contest was for the vacant IBF lightweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Terence Crawford beating Egidijus Kavaliauskas for the WBO World Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Michael Conlan defeated Vladimir Nikitin and George Kambosos was victorious over Mickey Bey.
Commey vs Lopez stats
Back in December 2019, Richard Commey stepped into the ring with a record of 29 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 26 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Teofimo Lopez made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 14 wins and 0 draws, with 11 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Commey had advantage in power over Lopez, with a 90% knock out percentage over Lopez's 79%.
Richard Commey was the older man by 10 years, at 33 years old.
Commey had a height advantage of 1 inch over Lopez. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Richard Commey & Teofimo Lopez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Commey was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 17 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 5 years and 8 months earlier than Lopez, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 99 more professional rounds, 212 to Lopez's 113.
Teofimo Lopez was ranked number 1 by the IBF in the 135lb division.
Commey vs Lopez form
Commey had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Raymundo Beltran on 28th June 2019 by knockout in the 8th round in their IBF World Lightweight championship fight at Pechanga Resort & Casino, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Isa Chaniev on 2nd February 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Lightweight championship fight at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Alejandro Luna on 10th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Alamodome, Texas.
Before that, he had won against Hedi Slimani on 11th March 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Bukom Boxing Arena, Accra, Ghana.
He had been beaten by Denis Shafikov on 2nd December 2016 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Moscow, Russia.
Lopez had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Masayoshi Nakatani on 19th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Lightweight eliminator fight at MGM National Harbor, Maryland, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Edis Tatli on 20th April 2019 by knockout in the 5th round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Diego Magdaleno on 2nd February 2019 by knockout in the 7th round at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas.
Before that, he had won against Mason Menard on 8th December 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He had defeated William Silva on 14th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Lakefront Arena, Louisiana.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Teofimo Lopez had been fighting more than Richard Commey.
Going to this contest, Richard Commey had last fought 5 months and 16 days ago, while Teofimo Lopez's last outing had been 4 months and 25 days ago.
Commey's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
Lopez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year and 5 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.2 rounds on average.
What time did Commey vs Lopez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States, which was around 2:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Commey vs Lopez?
Commey vs Lopez was broadcast on ESPN in the US.
What were the odds on Commey vs Lopez?
Richard Commey was a 207/100 (+210) underdog going into the contest, while Teofimo Lopez made his way into the ring at 37/100 (-270) with oddsmakers.