VS
Aug 12 2023
Saturday

MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, United States

12 round contest @ Bantamweight
Melvin Lopez
Lopez
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21-2-0
UD 12

Score cards

  • 120-105
  • 120-105
  • 120-105
UD 12
29-1-0

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Belts on The Line

IBF World Bantamweight Championship

The tape

31
Age
26
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
66.5" / 169 cm
Reach
68.1" / 173 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

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Form
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21
Wins
29
0
By KO
0
0
KO%
0
2
Loses
1
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2015

Tape rankings @ Bantamweight

3
The Ring
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WBA
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WBC
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WBO
3
2
IBF
3

Emmanuel Rodriguez vs Melvin Lopez report


Who won Rodriguez vs Melvin Lopez?

Emmanuel Rodriguez beat Melvin Lopez by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday, August 12th, 2023, at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill.

The scorecards were announced as 120-105, 120-105, 120-105 in favor of winner Emmanuel Rodriguez.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 kg).

This contest was for the IBF bantamweight championship of the world.

Also on the undercard Gary Antuanne Russell was victorious over Kent Cruz, and Travon Marshall lost to Gabriel Maestre.

Rodriguez vs Melvin Lopez stats

Back in August 2023, Emmanuel Rodriguez stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 2 losses, and 0 draws.

Melvin Lopez made his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.

Emmanuel Rodriguez was the older man by 5 years, at 31 years old.

Lopez had a height advantage of 1 inch over Rodriguez. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Both Emmanuel Rodriguez and Melvin Lopez fought out of an orthodox stance.

Rodriguez was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 7 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 years and 3 months earlier than Lopez, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 3 fewer professional rounds, totaling 151 compared to Lopez's 154.

Emmanuel Rodriguez went into the fight ranked number 2 by the IBF at bantamweight.

Melvin Lopez was ranked number 3 by the WBO, and 3 by the IBF in the 118lb division.

Rodriguez vs Melvin Lopez form

Emmanuel Rodriguez had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beaten Gary Antonio Russell on October 15, 2022, by technical decision in their 10 round contest at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, United States.

Prior to that, he had beaten Gary Antonio Russell on August 14, 2021, by technical decision in the 1st round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Reymart Gaballo on December 19, 2020, by split decision in their WBC World Bantamweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.

Before that, he had lost to Naoya Inoue on May 18, 2019, by knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Bantamweight, WBA World Bantamweight and The Ring Bantamweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Scotland, United Kingdom.

He had beaten Jason Moloney on October 20, 2018, by split decision in their IBF World Bantamweight championship fight at CFE Arena, Florida, United States.

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Rodriguez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 23 days, which means he had been fighting approximately every 11 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.

What time did Rodriguez vs Melvin Lopez start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Rodriguez vs Melvin Lopez?

Rodriguez vs Melvin Lopez was broadcast on ShowTime in the US.

What were the odds on Rodriguez vs Melvin Lopez?

Emmanuel Rodriguez was a 1/8 (-830) favorite going into the contest, while Melvin Lopez made his way into the ring at 5/1 (+500) with oddsmakers.

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