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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 Shakur Stevenson defeated Christopher Diaz and Felix Verdejo was victorious over Bryan Vasquez.
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 25 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 144 less professional rounds, 101 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 beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Pedro Campa on 13th August 2022 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Resorts World Las Vegas, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by George Kambosos on 27th November 2021 by split decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight and IBF World Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Vasyl Lomachenko on 17th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight, IBF World Lightweight and WBO World Lightweight championship fight at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
Before that, he had beat 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.
He had won against Masayoshi Nakatani on 19th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Lightweight eliminator fight at MGM National Harbor, Maryland.
Lopez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
Tatli's last 4 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 4 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 1 month and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.5 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.