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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
Back in April 2019, 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 22 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 132 less professional rounds, 113 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 had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Diego Magdaleno on 2nd February 2019 by knockout in the 7th round at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Mason Menard on 8th December 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat William Silva on 14th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Lakefront Arena, Louisiana.
Before that, he had won against Vitor Jones Freitas on 12th May 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He had beat Juan Pablo Sanchez on 3rd February 2018 by unanimous decision in their 6 round contest at Bank of America Center, Texas.
Tatli had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Frank Urquiaga on 11th August 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Operastage, Olavinlinna, Savonlinna, Finland.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Francesco Patera on 6th May 2017 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Gatorade Center, Turku.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Manuel Lancia on 17th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Hartwall Arena, Helsinki.
Before that, he had won against Manuel Lancia on 17th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Hartwall Arena, Helsinki.
He had defeated Cristian Morales on 13th August 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Operastage, Olavinlinna, Savonlinna.
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 2 months and 18 days ago, while Edis Tatli's last outing had been 8 months and 9 days ago.
Lopez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 2 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.2 rounds on average.
Tatli's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 54 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.8 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 (-3300) favourite going into the contest, while Edis Tatli made his way into the ring at 25/2 (+1300) with oddsmakers.