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Who won Lopez vs Magdaleno?
Teofimo Lopez beat Diego Magdaleno by knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 2nd February 2019 at The Ford Center at The Star in Texas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Eleider Alvarez losing to Sergey Kovalev for the WBO World Light heavyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Richard Commey defeated Isa Chaniev for the IBF World Lightweight belt and Oscar Valdez was victorious over Carmine Tommasone for the WBO World Featherweight title.
Lopez vs Magdaleno stats
Teofimo Lopez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 11 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Diego Magdaleno made his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Lopez had a massive power advantage over Magdaleno, boosting at 82% knock out percentage over Magdaleno's 42%.
Teofimo Lopez was the younger man by 11 years, at 23 years old.
Lopez had a height advantage of 2 inches over Magdaleno. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Teofimo Lopez fought out of the orthodox stance, while Diego Magdaleno was a southpaw.
Lopez was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 22 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 8 year and 10 months later than Magdaleno, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 147 less professional rounds, 72 to Magdaleno's 219.
Teofimo Lopez went into the fight ranked number 9 by the WBA, 11 by the WBC and 10 by the WBO at lightweight.
Lopez vs Magdaleno form
Lopez remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Mason Menard on 8th December 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated William Silva on 14th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Lakefront Arena, Louisiana.
Going into that contest, he had beat Vitor Jones Freitas on 12th May 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had won against Juan Pablo Sanchez on 3rd February 2018 by unanimous decision in their 6 round contest at Bank of America Center, Texas.
He had beat Josh Ross on 13th October 2017 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at A La Carte Event Pavilion, Florida.
Lopez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
What time did Lopez vs Magdaleno start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States, which was around 1:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Lopez vs Magdaleno?
Teofimo Lopez was a 1/25 (-2499) favourite going into the contest, while Diego Magdaleno made his way into the ring at 9/1 (+900) with oddsmakers.