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Mikey Garcia stopped Juan Manuel Lopez in the fourth round Saturday night, leaving the WBO featherweight title vacant after Garcia failed to make weight.
Garcia (32-0) weighed in at 128 pounds Friday, two over the featherweight limit. Lopez weighed in at 125 1/2.
Lopez (33-3) would have regained the title with a win.
Garcia put Lopez on the ground with a strong left-handed blow 1:34 into the fourth round for his 27th career knockout.
Garcia won the title from Orlando Salido on a unanimous decision in New York on Jan. 19. The title reign, however, was short-lived after Garcia didn't make weight.
The only two losses of Lopez's career were to Salido. The first one cost him the WBO belt, and the second led to a one-year suspension by Puerto Rican boxing officials when he accused the referee who stopped the fight of betting on the match.
Lopez had won twice since his one-year ban ended, beating Aldimar Silva Santos in February and knocking out Eugenio Lopez in an undercard ...
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Garcia vs. JuanMa Weigh-ins:
Featherweights Mikey Garcia and Juan Manuel Lopez clash on Saturday night, in what should be an exciting match between two hard-hitting, talented fighters. The weigh-ins for the Garcia vs. JuanMa clash were held this afternoon, and right here, you'll find the complete weigh-in results with the official fighter weights and analysis as we get ready...
Any hopes that Juan Manuel Lopez would have half a chance Saturday night on HBO because Mikey Garcia struggled and failed to make the featherweight limit got cut down to zero after the very 1st round, the only competitive round of the fight. Garcia ended up stopping Garcia in the 4th round of a one-sided contest that was sad in that young-eating-the-old way.
There was a time Juan Manuel Lopez was thought of as the next big star in boxing. This is why I always say never crown someone too early.
Lopez is only 29, but his career as a main event fighter is over. Garcia on the other hand is the hot fighter everyone is talking about.
Garcia should be called out for not making weight (he was supposed to weigh 126 for this featherweight fight...
DALLAS -- Some might have thought Mikey Garcia didn't have much to fight for in Saturday night's main event with Juan Manuel Lopez. But that didn't stop the unbeaten Oxnard, California native from sending Lopez packing in short order before a live television audience on HBO.
Garcia (32-0, 27 KOs) was forced to vacate the WBO Featherweight Title at Friday's weigh...
Garcia vs. Lopez Round by Round Results -
Undefeated Mikey Garcia puts his WBO Featherweight title on the line against the former champ, Juan Manuel Lopez. Each man comes into this fight looking to make a statement -- JuanMa Lopez that he's not done, and far from it, and Garcia that he's at a different level and still on his ascent towards superstardom.
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Mikey Garcia just needed only 4 rounds to dispose of Juan Manuel Lopez. Since the start of the match the technical skills of Garcia were on showcase. Garcia downed Lopez in the 2nd round with a straight right hand. Mikey would stay patient and not rush for the finish in that 2nd round. JuanMa would [...]
Mikey Garcia has failed to make weight for his featherweight fight against former title-holder Juan Manuel Lopez.
The fight will go on Saturday night, with Lopez regaining the WBO title if he wins. The title will be vacant if Garcia wins.
The bout's promoter, Top Rank, tweeted the development Friday. A message left at Top Rank's office in Las Vegas was not immediately returned...
What remains of the Juan Manuel Lopez who stormed onto the HBO airwaves in 2008, inspiring broadcaster Max Kellerman to enthuse, "A star is born!"? The glimmers of greatness he showed then have steadily dimmed, certainly. He replaced excellence with pure excitement, though, and became a different kind of star. One thing held steady from the moment he burst into broader...
Mikey Garcia fights as defending WBO featherweight champion for the first time Saturday night against former title-holder Juan Manuel Lopez.
He has prepared to battle his nerves as well.
''I don't feel any different, but people treat you different,'' said Garcia, who will face Lopez at American Airlines Center in a fight that Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban...
DALLAS (June 14, 2013) -- Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight champion MIKEY GARCIA (31-0, 26 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., and former WBO junior featherweight and WBO featherweight champion JUAN MANUEL LOPEZ (33-2, 30 KOs), of Caguas, Puerto Rico, will step on the scale for their Official Weigh-In, at the West Concourse of the American Airlines Center (2500 Victory...
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Terrence Crawford (left) at the Crawford vs. Prescott weigh-inCredit: Chris Farina - Top Rank
On a night when Mikey Garcia dominated the show with a brutal two-knockdown, four round stoppage of Juan Manuel Lopez, it is easy to allow the undercard of Saturday evening’s Texas bill to drift into the background. As a result, the quietly assured Terence Crawford may not be at the forefront...
On Saturday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27KO’s) was supposed to make his first defense of his WBO Featherweight Belt. But then things got strange, he didn’t make the mandatory 126 featherweight limit and came in two pounds over. Out on the street, rumor was that his opponent would be the one who would not make the weight, not the...