Luis Alberto Lopez vs Michael Conlan round by round results
Photo Credit: Conlan Boxing
All the results as the happen live from the SSE Arena in Belfast on May 27 as Michael “Mick” Conlan (18-1, 9KO) challenges Mexican titleholder Luis Alberto “El Venado” Lopez (27-2, 15KO) for his IBF world featherweight belt, live on BT Sport 1 (Channel 413) from 7pm to 12am.
Check back here from 7pm for all the full results below:
Jamesy Freeman vs Jordan Grannum
Callum Thompson vs Marian Marius Istrate
40-36 points win to Thompson.
Kurt Walker vs Maicol Velazco
60-54 points win to Walker to move up to 7-0.
Fearghus Quinn vs Ruben Angulo
William Hayden vs Jordan Ellison
Hayden defeated Ellison 59-55 on points.
Conor Quinn vs Juan Hinostroza
Quinn wins 80-72 on points.
Padraig McCrory vs Diego Ramirez
Pierce O'Leary vs Alin Florin Ciorceri
10×3 WBC International super-lightweight title
O'Leary was sharp and busy with the jab, then confidently started to reel off three-punch combos, then a right hook to the body and left hook to the head floored the Romanian heavily. Ciorceri bravely rose to his feet but further punishment, culminating in a huge uppercut, was enough to for the referee to stop the fight, at the official time of 1:11 in round one.
The 23-year-old said after the fight that the quick finish was the result of all the hard work put in at the gym. Trainer Alan Smith said they're aiming to be European champion by the end of the year.
Anthony Cacace vs Damian Wrzesinski
12×3 IBO World super-featherweight title
Cacace landed several big right hands during the opener, but Wrzesinski came back brighter to win round two. Anto told by his corner to get back on his jab.
Cacace landed a big left in the third, but Wrzesinski got a nice right in of his own. Wrzesinski still busier and brighter than the champion, surely ahead on the scorecards at this early stage in the fight.
Good action in the fourth, Cacace coming on strong looking like he may have hurt Wrzesinski momentarily so kept him on the ropes. Carl Frampton has it two rounds each. First and fourth to Cacace.
Great round for the defending champion, landing around half a dozen big right hands targeting the damaged left eye of Wrzesinski, which looks reddened and cut.
Switch-hitter Cacace back on his jab, landing it sharply, then launched a few right hands too. Definitely on top now after six.
Cacace landing for fun in the seventh round, a big left hook drew gasps from the crowd but Wrzesinski took it well but then continued to sustain more damage.
The Apache is in full flow in the eighth and he looks so confident with his hands down low.
There is a great exchange at the end of the ninth, but it's The Apache's shots that land cleaner and weightier. The crowd are sensing a stoppage soon, as Wrzesinski looks very beaten.
Cacace is lining up and loading up and those successful right hands are still hitting their target. But in round 11, the Polish puncher has a resurgance and battles well to nick the penultimate round on the cards. This should make the last round interesting.
Wrzos starts fast, as he has in every round of the fight, both boxers land good left hooks. Anto choosing to evasive rather than aggressive, knowing he is well ahead. The pair finish the fight trading and it's an entertaining 12 rounds for the fans but Cacace is well ahead and should retain his title here.
118-111, 117-111, 1116-1112 to Cacace.
Nick Ball vs Ludumo Lamati
12×3 WBC Silver Featherweight Title
Lamati has long levers abd there's a considerable height and reach defecit for Ball here, who is trying to land his jab, varying from head to body. Nick pivoted to his right and his glove touched the canvas for a split second but the referee shook his head and they continued. The opener was a feeling out round with Ball trying to get close but the long levers of Lamati kept him at bay for now. Ball wa smore aggressive and on the front foot, trying the more positive things, so he should have taken that on the cards, but very even.
Lamati opens up in the second, giving Ball openings to exploit, but they're straight shots so not too risky. The pair finish the round with a bit of a telling off from the referee for not stopping boxing when ordered. Ball had a high guard in the first as he worked behind his jab, but he's dropping his left hand in a sling as he looks to get bigger shots off in the second.
Lamati startes each round fast, but Ball throws him off not allowing to be bullied. Ball headlocks Lamati down to the floor but there's no knockdown, obviously. Lamati landed a clean right hand but no power behind it, and it's another even round.
The fourth round was exciting, the fight feels likes it's ready to ignite at any time. Ball is the one looking likeliest to land that telling punch to change the fight. It's a great war of attrition so far.
Ball catches Lamati on the ropes and fires off his shots cleverly going for his man in the right situation, Lamati's head actually went through the ropes at one point. Ball catching the South African with a few right hands in the fifth. Now they're exchanging at mid-range, Ball is able to outjab the rangier man.
Ball starting to tee off in the sixth, landing a lot more and strutting with confidence. Lamati got about three clean shots in and was incentivised by his success.
"9mm" targeting the body of Ball in the seventh. Ball lands a nice right uppercut, tries to repeat it. Lamati having success to the body. Big one-two from Ball ends the round.
Lamati unbalanced and is pulled to the floor by Ball, but with little effort, no foul play involved. Bit of a messy round in the eighth with a lot of clinching.
Nice uppercut on the inside from Ball. But then he gets a telling off for hitting after the break. Not much coming back from the man from Johannesburg in this round, could this be the beginning of the end for the visitor.
Lamati has visibly slowed and Ball knows he needs a big shot here, then he lands a stiff jab, showing he's still got power this late. Ball throws a sustained attack at Lamati in the closing moments but somehow he stays standing! There's a left and right hook, then more big shots crash through the guard and Lamati manages to escape the corner while taking two more left hands in the way out. Anyone else would have gone down.
Round 11 and Lamati is still in it as he lands a big right hand after taking one himself. Ball is looking to end it. Ball throws Lamati to the ground as they clinched but escapes a point deduction.
A jab from Ball snaps Lamati's head back in the 12th. Two big lefts from Ball with the clock ticking down. Ball is still looking for a KO despite being so many rounds up. Ball catches Lamati with a big right hand, forces him back to the ropes, then another right hand and the corner throws the towel in with aroud 30 seconds to go. Lamati collapses in the corner and celebrations are stalled.
Everyone was expecting an explosive performance from Ball but he was in against a former world champion, unbeaten in 23 bouts, very experienced with an amateur record of 90-10, a slick operater, a bit awkward, very disciplined and skilled, so it shouldn't take anything away from Ball's performance.
The official time of stoppage was 2:15 of round round. Ball receives his applause on his own, as Lamati is stretchered out of the arena.
Post-fight, Ball said he knew Lamati was going to be tricky and start each round well, which is exactly what the South African did. Trained by Paul Stevenson and Anthony Humphreys from the Everton Red Triangle gym, Nick Ball is WBC #4 and is either looking for the WBC titleholder Rey Vargas or the winner of Lopez Conlan next.
Main Event – 9pm
Luis Alberto Lopez vs Michael Conlan
12×3 IBF Featherweight World Title
Electric opening round! Very even as they pair trade toe to toe but the two most telling shots were an uppercut on the inside and a right hand to the head from Conlan. First round to challenger, probably, in the judges' eyes but not a lot in it.
Another incredble and close round, both boxers taking risks to the crowds delight. Lopez lands an early one-two, then Conlan takes charge and controls the action, so elusive and sharp. All to play for. Two rounds to Conaln, perhaps?
Lopez steams in but Conlan makes him miss. Midway through the third and Conlan gets hurt by a tremendous right hand, left uppercut and is forced to hold on as Conlan backs up and evades. Big, big round for the champion.
Another solid round for Lopez, his shots are so much more damaging than Conlan's, who looks a bit worse for wear. Thrilling fight so far. 2-2 so far, but the pwer may beat the skill here.
Conlan down in the fifth and it's all over! Lopez retains his belt. As soon as Conlan went down, the towell came in from Adam booth. Power beats skill tonight.More articles on Lopez-Conlan
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