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Who won Lopez vs Tatli?
Teofimo Lopez beat Edis Tatli by knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 20th April 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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 Terence Crawford beating Amir Khan for the WBO World Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Felix Verdejo defeated Bryan Vasquez and Shakur Stevenson was victorious over Christopher Diaz.
Lopez vs Tatli stats
Teofimo Lopez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 12 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Edis Tatli made his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Lopez had a massive power advantage over Tatli, boosting at 83% knock out percentage over Tatli's 32%.
Teofimo Lopez was the younger man by 10 years, at 23 years old.
Tatli had a height advantage of 1 inch over Lopez.
Both Teofimo Lopez & Edis Tatli fought out of an orthodox stance.
Lopez was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 21 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 9 year later than Tatli, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 173 less professional rounds, 72 to Tatli's 245.
Teofimo Lopez went into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBA, 4 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO and 4 by the IBF at lightweight.
Edis Tatli was ranked number 9 by the WBC, 4 by the WBO and 12 by the IBF in the 135lb division.
Lopez vs Tatli 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 Richard Commey on 14th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Masayoshi Nakatani on 19th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Lightweight eliminator fight at MGM National Harbor, Maryland.
Going into that contest, he had beat Edis Tatli on 20th April 2019 by knockout in the 5th round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had won against Diego Magdaleno on 2nd February 2019 by knockout in the 7th round at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas.
He had beat Mason Menard on 8th December 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Tatli had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Teofimo Lopez on 20th April 2019 by knockout in the 5th round at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Frank Urquiaga on 11th August 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Operastage, Olavinlinna, Savonlinna, Finland.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Francesco Patera on 6th May 2017 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Gatorade Center, Turku.
Before that, he had won against Manuel Lancia on 17th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Hartwall Arena, Helsinki.
Hehad defeated Manuel Lancia on 17th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Hartwall Arena, Helsinki.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Teofimo Lopez had been fighting more than Edis Tatli.
Going to this contest, Teofimo Lopez had last fought 1 year, 4 months and 27 days ago, while Edis Tatli's last outing had been 2 years and 21 days ago.
Lopez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.4 rounds on average.
Tatli's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 17 days. 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 Tatli start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Lopez vs Tatli?
Teofimo Lopez was a 3/100 (-3333) favourite going into the contest, while Edis Tatli made his way into the ring at 25/2 (+1250) with oddsmakers.