Lopez vs Tatli Info
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 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 Tatli stats
Teofimo Lopez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 12 wins, zero loses and 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 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 9 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, who’s first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 185 less professional rounds, 60 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 in the 135lb division.
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 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, Edis Tatli had been fighting more than Teofimo Lopez.
Going to this contest, Teofimo Lopez had last fought 1 year 6 months and 9 days ago, while Edis Tatli's last outing had been 2 years ago.
Lopez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 11 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 1 day. 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 1 year 11 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 1 day. 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.
Who broadcast Lopez vs Tatli?
Lopez vs Tatli was broadcast on ESPN PPV in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BT Sport Box Office.