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Josh Warrington vs Luis Alberto Lopez report
Who won Warrington vs Lopez?
Luis Alberto Lopez beat Josh Warrington by majority decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 10th December 2022 at First Direct Arena in Leeds.
The scorecards were announced as 114-114, 113-115, 113-115 in favor of winner Luis Alberto Lopez.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
This contest was for the IBF featherweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard James Metcalf was victorious over Courtney Pennington, Felix Cash beat Celso Neves, Ebanie Bridges defeated Shannon O’Connell and Shannon Courtenay was victorious over Gemma Ruegg.
Warrington vs Lopez stats
Josh Warrington stepped into the ring with a record of 31 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Luis Alberto Lopez made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Lopez had a massive power advantage over Warrington, boosting at 58% knock out percentage over Warrington's 26%.
Josh Warrington was the older man by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Warrington had a height advantage of 3 inches over Lopez.
Both Josh Warrington & Luis Alberto Lopez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Warrington was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 6 years earlier than Lopez, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 98 more professional rounds, 261 to Lopez's 163.
Luis Alberto Lopez was ranked number 1 by the IBF in the 126lb division.
Warrington vs Lopez form
Warrington had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Kiko Martinez on 26th March 2022 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had drawn with Mauricio Lara on 4th September 2021 by technical draw in their 1 round contest at Emerald Headingley Stadium, Leeds.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Mauricio Lara on 13th February 2021 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Before that, he had beat Sofiane Takoucht on 12th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
He had won against Kid Galahad on 15th June 2019 by majority decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
Lopez had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Josh Warrington on 10th December 2022 by majority decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Isaac Lowe on 3rd December 2021 by knockout in the 7th round at York Hall, London.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Gabriel Flores Jr on 10th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Casino Del Sol, Arizona, United States.
Before that, he had won against Andy Vences on 7th July 2020 by split decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
He had lost to Ruben Villa on 10th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Omega Products International, California.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Josh Warrington had been fighting more than Luis Alberto Lopez.
Going to this contest, Josh Warrington had last fought 1 year, 2 months and 16 days ago, while Luis Alberto Lopez's last outing had been 6 months and 1 day ago.
Warrington's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.2 rounds on average.
Lopez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
What time did Warrington vs Lopez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:30 PM GMT at First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom, which was 5:30 PM EST or 2:30 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Warrington vs Lopez?
The DAZN show is expected to begin at 1:00 PM EST / 10:00 AM PST. The DAZN Global broadcast of the card is expected to start at 9:00 PM (BTS).
What were the odds on Warrington vs Lopez?
Josh Warrington was a 8/11 (-140) favourite going into the contest, while Luis Alberto Lopez made his way into the ring at 11/10 (+110) with oddsmakers.
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Warrington vs Lopez Predictions
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Josh Warrington - KO||33.33%|
|Luis Alberto Lopez - KO||33.33%|
|Josh Warrington - Decision||33.33%|
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