Belts on The Line
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Who won Lopez vs Conlan?
Luis Alberto Lopez beat Michael Conlan by knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 27th May 2023 at The SSE Arena (Odyssey Arena) in Belfast.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
This contest was for the IBF featherweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Nick Ball was victorious over Lodumo Lamati and Anthony Cacace beat Damian Wrzesinski.
Lopez vs Conlan stats
Back in May 2023, Luis Alberto Lopez stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Michael Conlan made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Lopez had a slight advantage in power over Conlan, with a 56% knock out percentage over Conlan's 50%.
Luis Alberto Lopez was the younger man by 2 years, at 30 years old.
Conlan had a height advantage of 4 inches over Lopez. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Luis Alberto Lopez & Michael Conlan fought out of an orthodox stance.
Lopez was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 4 months earlier than Conlan, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 32 more professional rounds, 175 to Conlan's 143.
Lopez vs Conlan form
Lopez had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Josh Warrington on 10th December 2022 by majority decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Isaac Lowe on 3rd December 2021 by knockout in the 7th round at York Hall, London.
Going into that contest, he had won against Gabriel Flores Jr on 10th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Casino Del Sol, Arizona, United States.
Before that, he had beat Andy Vences on 7th July 2020 by split decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
He had been beaten by Ruben Villa on 10th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Omega Products International, California.
Conlan had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Karim Guerfi on 10th December 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at The SSE Arena (Odyssey Arena), Belfast, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Miguel Marriaga on 6th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The SSE Arena, Belfast.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Leigh Wood on 12th March 2022 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham.
Before that, he had won against TJ Doheny on 6th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Falls Park, Northern Ireland.
He had defeated Ionut Baluta on 30th April 2021 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at York Hall, London.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Michael Conlan had been fighting more than Luis Alberto Lopez.
Going to this contest, Luis Alberto Lopez had last fought 5 months and 17 days ago, while Michael Conlan's last outing had been 5 months and 17 days ago.
Lopez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
Conlan's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
What time did Lopez vs Conlan start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM BST at The SSE Arena (Odyssey Arena), Belfast, United Kingdom, which was 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Lopez vs Conlan?
Luis Alberto Lopez was a 11/10 (+110) underdog going into the contest, while Michael Conlan made his way into the ring at 8/11 (-140) with oddsmakers.
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Michael Conlan - Decision||50%|
|Michael Conlan - KO||37.5%|
|Luis Alberto Lopez - Decision||12.5%|
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