Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Thurman vs Lopez?
Keith Thurman beat Josesito Lopez by majority decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 26th January 2019 at Barclays Center in New York.
The scorecards were announced as 113-113, 117-109, 115-111 in favor of winner Keith Thurman.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This contest was for the WBA welterweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Adam Kownacki was victorious over Gerald Washington and Tugstsogt Nyambayar beat Claudio Marrero.
Thurman vs Lopez stats
Keith Thurman stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 28 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Josesito Lopez made his way to the ring with a record of 36 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Thurman had a large advantage in power over Lopez, boosting at 79% knock out percentage over Lopez's 53%.
Keith Thurman was the younger man by 5 years, at 33 years old.
Lopez had a height advantage of 3 inches over Thurman. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Both Keith Thurman & Josesito Lopez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Thurman was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 15 less fights, and made his debut in 2007, 4 year and 9 months later than Lopez, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 127 less professional rounds, 172 to Lopez's 299.
Josesito Lopez was ranked number 7 by the WBA in the 147lb division.
Thurman vs Lopez form
Thurman had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Josesito Lopez on 26th January 2019 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Danny Garcia on 4th March 2017 by split decision in their WBC World Welterweight and WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat Shawn Porter on 25th June 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had defeated Luis Collazo on 11th July 2015 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at USF Sundome, Tampa.
He had won against Robert Guerrero on 7th March 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Thurman's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 5 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
Lopez's last 4 fights had come over a period of 9 years, 2 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 3 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
What time did Thurman vs Lopez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Barclays Center, New York, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Thurman vs Lopez?
Keith Thurman was a 3/100 (-3333) favourite going into the contest, while Josesito Lopez made his way into the ring at 1317/100 (+1317) with oddsmakers.