Lopez vs Menard Info
Teofimo Lopez beat Mason Menard by knockout in the 1st round on Saturday 8th December 2018 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The fight took place over rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Lopez vs Menard stats
Teofimo Lopez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 10 wins, zero loses and draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Mason Menard made his way to the ring with a record of 34 wins, 3 loses and draws, with 24 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Lopez had a slight advantage in power over Menard, with a 80% knock out percentage over Menard's 71%.
Teofimo Lopez was the younger man by 9 years, at 22 years old.
Lopez had a height advantage of 2 inches over Menard. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Teofimo Lopez & Mason Menard fought out of an orthodox stance.
Lopez was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 27 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 9 year later than Menard, who’s first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 60 more professional rounds, 60 to Menard's .
Teofimo Lopez went into the fight ranked number 11 by the WBA and 14 by the WBO in the 135lb division.
Lopez vs Menard form
Lopez remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 4 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated William Silva on 14th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Lakefront Arena, Louisiana, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Vitor Jones Freitas on 12th May 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat Juan Pablo Sanchez on 3rd February 2018 by unanimous decision in their 6 round contest at Bank of America Center, Texas.
Before that, he had won against Josh Ross on 13th October 2017 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at A La Carte Event Pavilion, Florida.
Menard had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Devin Haney on 11th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round at 2300 Arena, Pennsylvania, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Carlos Cardenas on 11th March 2017 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Cypress Bayou Casino, Louisiana.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Raymundo Beltran on 10th December 2016 by knockout in the 7th round at CenturyLink Center, Omaha.
Before that, he had lost to Raymundo Beltran on 10th December 2016 by knockout in the 7th round at CenturyLink Center, Nebraska.
He had defeated Bahodir Mamadjonov on 19th August 2016 by knockout in the 9th round at Rhinos Stadium, New York.
What time did Lopez vs Menard start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 1:00 am UTC at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States, which was 8:00 pm EST or 5:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America, or 1:00 am GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Lopez vs Menard?
Lopez vs Menard was broadcast on ESPN in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BoxNation.