Spence vs. Porter Live Results
Two welterweight titles and potential rule over the division are up for grabs when undefeated IBF champion Errol Spence Jr. and WBC champion Shawn Porter do battle in the main event of a Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) pay-per-view card at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Often referred to as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world today, Spence has been dominating just about all of his opponents since his November 2012 debut. He claimed the IBF title with an 11th-round knockout of Kell Brook in May 2017. He made two successful defenses in 2018, finishing Lamont Peterson in seven rounds before a first-round knockout of Carlos Ocampo.
Spence has had one pay-per-view bout earlier this year, when he faced the challenge of then-unbeaten WBC lightweight champion and four-division titlist Mikey Garcia. Spence wasn’t able to finish off Garcia but dominated the fight from bell to bell en route to a one-sided unanimous decision.
Porter is in his second reign as a world welterweight champion, claiming the WBC title with a decision win over Danny Garcia in September 2018 and retaining in a controversial split decision against Yordenis Ugas in March. He previously held the IBF title, winning that belt from Devon Alexander in December 2013. He made one defense of it against Paulie Malignaggi before losing it to Brook.
Porter also attempted to win the WBA championship in June 2016 but lost a decision to then-champ Keith Thurman.
The featured bout of the undercard will see Anthony Dirrell defending the WBC super middleweight championship against former champ David Benavidez. It will be Dirrell’s first defense since winning the then-vacant title against Avni Yildirim in February.
Dirrell previously won the title from Sakio Bika in August 2014, only to lose it to Badou Jack eight months later. Benavidez held the title from September 2017 to October 2018, but he was stripped of the title after testing positive for cocaine.
The pay-per-view portion of the card will also see the vacant WBA super lightweight title on the line when undefeated contenders Mario Barrios and Batyr Akhmedov square off, as well as a 10-round welterweight battle between former title challengers Josesito Lopez and John Molina Jr.
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Main Card (PPV, 9 p.m. ET):
IBF/WBC welterweight championship unification: (IBF champion) Errol Spence Jr. def. (WBC champion) Shawn Porter via split decision (116-111, 112-115, 116-111)
WBC super middleweight championship: David Benavidez def. (c.) Anthony Dirrell via TKO (corner stoppage) (Rd. 9, 1:39)
For the vacant WBA (Regular) super lightweight championship: Mario Barrios def. Batyr Akhmedov via unanimous decision (114-112, 115-111, 116-111)
Josesito Lopez def. John Molina Jr. via TKO (Rd. 8, 0:39)
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1, 7:30 p.m. ET):
Robert Guerrero def. Jerry Thomas via unanimous decision (98-92, 99-91, 99-91)
Joey Spencer def. Travis Gambardella via KO (Rd. 3, 0:53)
IBF/WBC welterweight championship unification: (IBF champion) Errol Spence Jr. vs. (WBC champion) Shawn Porter:
Round 1: Spence with a right jab to start, followed by a couple of jabs from Porter. A couple of rights from Spence. Two lefts from Porter missed. Lots of circling around. Porter tries to spring forward with a flurry to the body but he’s caught and a clinch happens. Not long after, another clinch. Each misses a hook. Porter fires a flurry but not much lands clean. Porter with a left. Spence with a left, chasing Porter. Porter lands to the body. Porter tries for another downstairs flurry but again comes up empty.
Round 2: Right hand by Spence. Three-punch combination. Left hand by Spence, but Porter answers with a big right. Spence just misses a big left hand. Three-punch combination again by Porter, and this time Spence gets knocked off balance before a clinch. Porter digs to the body some more, but Spence pushes him down with his forearms. Porter continues his flurry, trying to aim for the body. Jab by Spence. Right hand by Porter and another clinch. Spence lands a one-two to the body. Porter lands a right. We’ve got a wild fight through two rounds here.
Round 3: Spence flashing the right hand to start the third round. Small combination led by the left hand from Porter, but Spence tries to answer as Porter gets out of the way. Spence digs to the body again. Porter flashing the left to back Spence up to the ropes, but another clinch and we’ve got some dirty boxing. Both men are throwing wildly and we’ve got a fire fight! Porter goes low. Spence lands a left upstairs. The ref separates them against the ropes and warns for low blows. Porter flashes the right hand. Another clinch. Porter tags Spence’s body a few times before the bell.
Round 4: Porter showing off the right hand. Porte lands to the body and fires ff several hooks, and he’s backing Spence up. Right hand landed flush and Porter is firing on Spence! Spence with a left to the body. Right hand by Porter, and again. Spence with a right, Porter answers! Left hook upstairs by Spence. Spence goes to the body, but Porter lands a big left and fires off another flurry! Porter with a right. Spence with a left to the body. Spence shows a right. Another right. Another combination by Porter, but Spence blocked most of it. Each hit the other upstairs, but Spence got off the better shot. Left by Porter. Left by Spence.
Round 5: Porter backs Spence up with a one-two. Another combination from Porter. Counter left from Spence. Porter with his own counter. The two are locked up in a clinch and have to be separated. Porter misses a right, and Spence lands a left. Spence lands a counter left but gets a barrage fired at him by Porter. One-two by Spence. Spence with a shot and Porter answers with a one-two. Porter lands to the body and starts to chase Spence again. Spence blocks some of Porter’s shots before a clinch. Left by Spence. Porter fires off, Spence lands a counter, and Spence answers. Spence digs to the body some more.
Round 6: Spence goes to the body, but Porter clinches already. Spence with a left to the body, and Porter throws some shots to his sides. Porter throws strong at Spence’s body. A couple of lefts from Porter. Left hand by Porter. Three-punch combo by Spence. Each lands one to the body. Ref warns Spence again for pushing on Porter’s back. Left to the body by Spence. Spence lands a couple up top. Still more dirty boxing here in the sixth. Spece misses a left, and Porter dodges and fires off another combination. A couple of rights from Porter. Porter gets behind Spence in a clinch and has to be separated. A couple of lefts from Porter, and each throws a straight before the bell.
Round 7: Right hand by Spence to start. Left by Porter. A couple of more lefts from Porter. Spence with a counterpunch. One-two by Porter. Porter with another combination. Porter throwing and landing on the inside. A few more lefts from Porter. Right hand and a body shot by Porter. A couple of left uppercuts in close by Spence. Spence digs to the body some more. Porter misses a right hook and the two trade body punches. Another clinch. A couple of rights from Spence. Porter is scrapping in close. Strong body shot by Porter.
Round 8: A few right hands by Spence, but Porter fires off a combination. Porter comes in aggressively with a four or five punch combo. Left hand by Spence. And again! Spence with a counter left! The two clinch up and we’ve got dirty boxing again. Right hand by Spence. Porter comes in again but can’t land much. He pushes off but the two clinch again. Ref warns Porter for pushing. Spence tags Porter with a left as he goes for an overhand. Body shot by Porter. The two trade in close. Body shot by Spence. Right hand by Porter. Spence with a left hook. Porter with a right hook. Porter with a right. Spence with a right. They are trading here in range!
Round 9: Porter comes in with several left hands. Combination by Porter. Porter lands inside. Spence lands a left. Right hand by Porter. Spence backs Porter up with a straight. Porter cracks Spence with an uppercut. Right hand by Porter. Porter flashes the left hand but cannot land much. Right hand upstairs by Porter. The two trading in close but not landing flush. A couple of lefts from Spence. Spence catches Porter with a right, and Porter answers! Uppercuts from both men! Porter landing uppercuts to the body of Spence.
Round 10: Both throwing hooks right away to start the 10th round. Spence tags the body a few times while Porter lands a couple upstairs. The two are firing away as Porter is coming forward. Porter is landing, but Spece is tagging the body in close. Spence with strong body punches. Right hand by Spence. Spence continuing to pound and Porter’s on the ropes. Porte manages to move and he starts to tag Spence’s body. Another clinch. Spence lands a left. Porter with a shot of his own. Spence is starting to tag Porter when he makes his way inside. One-two by Spence, but it’s blocked by Porter, who fires a hook. The two trade away to end the round!
Round 11: Porter has a small cut, but it’s nothing too bad at the moment. Spence misses a right and Porter lands a jab. Spence with a one-two. Left hand by Porter. One-two by Spence as the two trade in close. Porter lands at Spence’s body. The two trade hard against the ropes. Spence lands two to the body, but Porter tries to turn things around. Spence lands a hook down low. Spence catches Porter coming in, and Porter’s glove touches the mat! A technical knockdown! Furious action continues upon the restart, as Porter comes forward again and the two fire hooks aplenty!
Round 12: Porter tags the body to start the round. The two are firing away right away, and Spence is looking for the home run! Porter misses a couple of right hooks. Spence misses a right, Porter misses a couple of lefts. Right hook by Spence, left hook by Porter. Porter cracks Spence, but Spence is holding on. Spence gets Porter to the ropes and tags the body! Porter turns it around! Porter with a right that backs up Spence. The two trade hooks. 30 seconds to go! Combo by Spence. Porter with a left. Spence with a one-two. Clinch. With 10 seconds left, a straight from Porter. Two shots from Spence. Final bell! What a fight! One that will down in boxing history!
Official Decision: IBF/WBC welterweight championship unification: (IBF champion) Errol Spence Jr. def. (WBC champion) Shawn Porter via split decision (116-111, 112-115, 116-111)
WBC super middleweight championship: (c.) Anthony Dirrell vs. David Benavidez
Round 1: Feeling out process to begin here. Jab to the body by Dirrell. Jab upstairs by Dirrell. A couple of jabs from Benavidez. Left hand missed by Benavidez. One-two by Dirrell. Left jab by Benavidez. Left hand by Benavidez again. Dirrell misses a right downstairs. Body shot by Benavidez. Dirrell goes downstairs, then upstairs. Left jab by Dirrell. Right hand to the body by Benavidez. One-two by Dirrell. Left hook by Dirrell, followed by a small combination. Left downstairs by Benavidez. Benavidez comes in. Not a lot of action here.
Round 2: A couple of lefts from Dirrell. One-two by Dirrell, followed by a combination by Benavidez. Left to the body by Dirrell. One-two by Dirrell. Right hand by Benavidez. The two exchange inside. Right hand by Benavidez as he comes in. Left hand by Dirrell. More exchanging. Dirrell lands a big jab to the body. Dirrell tries to tie up Benavidez, but a combination by Benavidez as he pressures the champ. A couple of jabs by Benavidez. Small combination by Benavidez. One-two by Dirrell.
Round 3: Benavidez with a body shot. Right hand by Dirrell. Benavidez misses a right. Combination by Benavidez. Dirrell misses a big overhand and Benavidez tagged him with an uppercut. One-two missed by Benavidez. Dirrell lands a left. Combination by Benavidez with a flush right. One-two from Benavidez. Dirrell throws a left and fires off a flurry. A couple of left hooks from Dirrell as he lays against the ropes. Some straights from Benavidez. Dirrell backs him up to the ropes and we’ve got some dirty boxing.
Round 4: Benavidez coming forward. Dirrell sticking to staying outside and trying to catch Benavidez. A couple of lefts from Benavidez. One-two from Benavidez. Dirrell with a jab. Left by Benavidez. Right hand by Dirrell. Left hand by Benavidez. One-two missed by Benavidez. Small combination by Benavidez. A few lefts by Benavidez. Dirrell throws a couple of lefts. Benavidez misses a couple of lefts now. Benavidez misses a big hook. Dirrell fires off a combination with Benavidez against the ropes.
Round 5: the two trade straights to start the round. Benavidez gets Dirrell against the ropes and fires off a couple of combinations. One-two by Dirrell. Left hand by Benavidez. Left hand by Dirrell. Combination by Dirrell. Benavidez fires off a flurry of punches, but most of them are blocked by Dirrell. Body shot by Dirrell. One-two by Benavidez. A couple of body shots by Dirrell as Benavidez is on the ropes. Dirrell goes to the body again. Benavidez comes forward and lands a small combo before the bell.
Round 6: Benavidez coming forward again to start the round. Left hand by Dirrell. One-two by Dirrell. A couple of lefts from Benavidez. Left hands from Dirrell as he’s backing up, but Benavidez isn’t responding. Benavidez misses a left hook. Dirrell with a couple of more shots to the body. Left hand upstairs by Benavidez. A few rights from Dirrell. Benavidez throws a couple of hooks. Left by Dirrell. Dirrell appears to be cut around his right eye. It looks bad and time will be called for the doctor to inspect it. We resume, but not much happens with just a few seconds left.
Round 7: Dirrell’s cut on his eyelid looks pretty bad. Quite a bit of exchanging, but the focus is on that cut as Dirrell is grimacing some. Dirrell accidentally hits Benavidez low. Dirrell lands to the body. Right hook by Dirrell, and Benavidez fires off a combination. Another combination as Benavidez with Dirrell against the ropes. A separation, but a couple of more shots from Benavidez and time is called again for cut inspection. The fight resumes, but Dirrell is warned to protect the eye. Dirrell fires off a combination with a strong straight right. Benavidez fires off another big combination on the inside, and that cut is open once more. Benavidez misses a three-puncher. Benavidez misses a straight. Benavidez lands one to the body. Right by Dirrell.
Round 8: Doctor checks once more, and fight resumes once more. Dirrell fires a flurry but is stopped by the ref, who warns punches are going too low. One-two by Dirrell. Left by Benavidez. Body shot by Dirrell. Benavidez gets Dirrell to the ropes. Another clinch and separation. Left by Dirrell. A couple of big lefts from Benavidez. Ref warns Dirrell for holding and Benavidez for elbows. Left hand by Dirrell. Left by Benavidez. Benavidez with a big left that backs Dirrell up in a corner. A few more short left hooks by Benavidez. Benavidez firing off a couple of combos before the bell.
Round 9: Benavidez corners Dirrell early, but Dirrell fires a couple of combinations. Left by Dirrell. Flurry to the body by Benavidez, but Dirrell lands a counter. Benavidez walking Dirrell down as he fires off one-twos. Short left hands inside again from Benavidez. Benavidez has Dirrell against the ropes, and he’s laying it in. Dirrell is trying to move around and stay in the fight, but the commission is on the apron! Dirrell’s corner is throwing in the towel! David Benavidez has regained the WBC super middleweight title!
Official Result: WBC super middleweight championship: David Benavidez def. (c.) Anthony Dirrell via TKO (corner stoppage) (Rd. 9, 1:39)
For the vacant WBA super lightweight championship: Mario Barrios vs. Batyr Akhmedov
Round 1: Akhmedov throws a couple of rights to start things off. Lots of feeling out here. A couple of rights inside by Akhmedov. Combo to the body by Akhmedov. Barrios misses a left. Barrios with a left jab and Akhmedov answers. Combination by Akhmedov and the two exchange flurries. Right hand by Akhmedov. Left hand missed by Barrios. Right hand by Akhmedov. Left hand missed by Barrios. Left to the body by Barrios. Akhmedov misses a right hook. Combination by Barrios. Akhmedov goes inside, and Barrios hits an uppercut. Left missed by Barrios. Combination by Akhmedov, as Barrios tries to land a counter inside.
Round 2: Akhmedov misses a right upstairs. Left by Barrios. Right by Akhmedov, answered with a right by Barrios. Another right by Barrios. Left hand by Barrios. Barrios misses a left and Akhmedov throws a combo, though nothing really lands. Akhmedov lands inside. Barrios with a combo. Left to the body by Akhmedov. A couple of rights by Akhmedov. Left hand by Barrios. Small combination by Barrios. Left hook by Barrios, and Akhmedov is stunned but the ref rules he slipped. Combinations against by Akhmedov, but again lands not much.
Round 3: right hand by Akhmedov, and Barrios comes in with a combination. Combination by Barrios, and Akhmedov seems to be unable to break his guard. Right hand missed by Akhmedov. Right to the body by Barrios. Exchanging. Right hand missed by Akhmedov. A combination of uppercuts inside by Barrios. Barrios is landing well every time Akhmedov tries to get inside. Right hand by Barrios. Right hand by Akhmedov. Combo by Barrios.
Round 4: Barrios stuns Akhmedov right away and chases him down. Two hooks, and Akhmedov’s glove touches the floor, a technical knockdown! The two meet in the center upon the reset and Barrios backs Akhmedov up again. Right by Akhmedov. Left by Barrios. Akhmedov throws a wild flurry and Barrios is retreating, looking for a counter. Left hand by Barrios. Circling around. Hook by Akhmedov. Akhmedov misses a combination, and Barrios lands inside again. Right by Barrios.
Round 5: Jab exchanging to start the fifth. Akhmedov tries to come in with another combo but can’t find much. Barrios comes in, but this time Akhmedov lands a combo to the body. Barrios is backing up, making Akhmedov miss in his attack. Barrios trying to land from distance. Body shot by Barrios. Upstairs counter by Barrios. One-two by Akhmedov. Barrios lands in. Combination by Akhmedov. Right hand by Barrios. A couple of hooks by Akhmedov. Akhmedov with a left. Combination by Akhmedov. Barrios lands in with a left, but another combination from Akhmedov. One-two upstairs by Akhmedov. Left by Akhmedov.
Round 6: Both throw wildly and miss to start. Combination by Akhmedov doesn’t land much. Right hand by Barrios. Left by Akhmedov. Right by Akhmedov. Akhmedov is the one on the front foot here. Right hand by Barrios catches Akhmedov coming in. Small flurry by Akhmedov. Left hand by Akhmedov. Barrios lands to the body. Right hook by Barrios. Combination by Akhmedov. Clinch. Left hand by Akhmedov. Akhmedov continuing to press forward. Right hook and another right from Akhmedov.
Round 7: Left hand by Akhmedov, but it’s answered by a small combo from Barrios. One-two by Barrios. Akhmedov with a left. Right hand by Akhmedov. Right hand by Barrios. Right missed by Akhmedov. Barrios tries to land inside and blocks a combination from Akhmedov. Barrios is cut around his left eye. Barrios avoids a combo from Akhmedov. Right hand by Akhmedov missed. Akhmedov flashing the right hand. Barrios misses a left and eats a right. Akhmedov throws a combination. A couple of rights from Akhmedov, Barrios misses a counter left.
Round 8: Barrios misses a hook. Each man lands a left. right by Akhmedov, who is once again the aggressor. Akhmedov comes forward with a barrage of rights. Akhmedov lands to the body. Barrios lands a left upstairs. Right hand by Akhmedov missed. Right hand from Barrios lands. Combo by Akhmedov. Akhmedov with a small combination. Barrios misses inside. Akhmedov with another combination. Right by . Akhmedov. Each throws a left. Barrios missed a left hook.
Round 9: Left hand by Akhmedov. Left by Barrios. Each lands to the body. Barrios flashes the left jab. One-two hooks by Akhmedov. One-two by Barrios answered by Akhmedov with a combo. Body shots by Akhmedov. A couple of rights by Akhmedov. Body shot by Akhmedov that tagged Barrios bad. Barrios is really feeling the pressure now. Three hooks by Akhmedov. Each lands to the body. Jab by Barrios. Two jabs by Akhmedov and Barrios lands a hook inside. The two get in close and trade body shots before being separated. Each man swinging combinations, but it seems Akhmedov lands better.
Round 10: Akhmedov comes in with a combination inside that backs up Barrios. Body shot by Barrios, but Akhmedov storms back. Body shot by Akhmedov. Akhmedov lands inside again, but he is warned by the referee for accidental headbutt. Combination by Akhmedov lands nothing. Clinch. Akhmedov lands a couple to the body. Barrios with a couple of lefts. Combination to the body backs up Barrios. Right hand by Akhmedov as he chases Barrios down. One-two by Akhmedov. Right hand by Barrios. Two rights from Akhmedov. Combination by Akhmedov. Big left hand by Akhmedov as he throws wildly and pressures Barrios. Barrios throwing all he can on the back foot.
Round 11: Combination by Akhmedov to start. Right hand by Akhmedov. Left hook by Akhmedov. A couple of lefts from Akhmedov are answered by a one-two from Barrios. Right hand by Akhmedov. Left hook from Barrios. Barrios with a combination inside. A couple of lefts from Akhmedov. Left hand by Akhmedov. Barrios looks kind of tired halfway through the round. More left hands from Akhmedov. Akhmedov continues to press forward with a minute left. Right hand by Akhmedov. Left hand by Akhmedov. Left hook by Akhmedov, and Barrios is backed into a corner. Barrios dances out, but he continues to be backed up by Akhmedov’s punches.
Round 12: Barrios throws a couple of shots to the sides, but Akhmedov keeps moving in. A combination to the body of Barrios. Barrios throws a combination as he backs away. Akhmedov with a right hand. Right hand to the body seemed to rock Barrios. Barrios is tired and his face is busted up. Barrios misses an uppercut. Left hook by Akhmedov. Right hook by Akhmedov. Barrios lands a couple to the body but misses an uppercut. Right hand by Akhmedov. Akhmedov pressing forward with another combination, but Barrios lands a quick sharp inside shot and Akhmedov’s glove touches! A last-second technical knockdown right before the bell!
Official Decision: Mario Barrios def. Batyr Akhmedov via unanimous decision (114-112, 115-111, 116-111)
Josesito Lopez vs. John Molina Jr.
Round 1: Lopez starts by targeting the body with jabs. All of a sudden, Lopez cracks Molina with an overhand right and Molina is dropped 30 seconds into the fight! Molina gets up, but Lopez is still on the attack. Left hand by Lopez, followed by a combination. Left hand by Molina. Lopez continues to come forward and Molina manages to briefly clinch. A couple of lefts to the body by Lopez. Molina lands a right. Left by Lopez. Right by Lopez that rocks Molina! Lopez tags Molina again and again on the ropes! Another three-punch combo and Molina is down again! Molina BARELY makes the count! He’s still staggered. Molina lands a left hook! Molina lands a right! What an opening round!
Round 2: Molina works the left jab, while Lopez once again starts by aiming for the body. Big right hand by Lopez! He missed another big right. Molina misses a wild left. A couple of jabs from Lopez. Lopez with a left, followed by a combination. Counter combination by Lopez, and Molina answers with one of his own! Molina missed a right. Left hand by Molina. Combination to the body by Lopez. Left by Lopez. One-two by Molina. Another three-puncher from Lopez. A couple of rights missed by Molina. Right hand by Lopez. Each man lands a jab.
Round 3: Exchanging in the center to start things off. Left hand by Lopez. Molina misses a left. Lopez lands a left. Each flashes a left. Molina comes forward, but Lopez comes in with a body shot. Molina showing a left hand. Left hand by Lopez to the head. Each throwing more lefts. Lopez lands a right hand and follows it up with a one-two. Molina misses a left. A couple of body shots starts a flurry from Lopez, and he avoids Molina’s counter hook. Clinch. Neither lands anything big before the bell.
Round 4: Each lands a jab to the head. Shot to the body by Lopez, followed by a quick exchange. Combination by Lopez. Left hand from Molina. Left hand by Lopez. Three lefts from Lopez and he just misses a big right. Each misses a hook. Molina lands a right inside. Lopez lands a couple of more on the chin. Left jab by Lopez. A couple of more, while Molina throws a jab of his own. Clinch. Right hand by Lopez, but Molina lands his own right by buckles Lopez some.
Round 5: Each man continues to work the jab to open the round. Lopez backs Molina up to the ropes briefly. Three-punch combination inside by Molina. Left hook by Molina. One-two by Molina. Each doesn’t land flush with a left. Right hand missed by Molina. A couple of body shots catch Molina, and Lopez lands a small flurry with Molina against the ropes. Left hand by Molina. Lopez answers with a jab. Right hand just missed by Molina, but he connects with a couple of more strong ones. A couple of lefts from Lopez. Body shots by Lopez, as Molina comes in with a small combo.
Round 6: Right hand by Molina, who is coming in wildly. Lopez is answers and its exchanging of fire! Big right by Lopez. Left jab by Lopez. Molina misses a right. Left hook by Lopez is blocked. Molina lands with a left. Lopez lands one. Lopez goes to the body again. Lopez with a left. Combination by Lopez. Right hand by Molina. A couple of lefts missed by Molina. Lopez lands a left downstairs. Left hand by Lopez. Lopez presses forward, and Molina misses a combination. Lopez with a right. Molina misses a left as the two mix it up inside. Molina misses a one-two before the bell.
Round 7: Clinching and dirty boxing to start the round. Lopez throws a left, followed by a small flurry. Molina with a right. Right hand by Molina. Left by Lopez. Another left by Lopez, and Molina throws one of his own. Another clinch. Left hand to the body by Lopez as Molina misses an overhand right. A couple of left jabs from Lopez. Molina throws a left and misses a big right. Big left missed by Lopez. Lopex lands one t the body. Lopez connects upstairs, and he tries to throw a flurry, but Molina played possum and just missed his own combination. One-two by Lopez and Molina is dropped again! Molina gets up, but Lopez goes back to work. Molina misses an overhand right. Molina lands a couple of overhands before the bell.
Round 8: Molina is wanred one more knockdown, maybe even one more big shot, and that’ll be it. The doctor even wanted to stop the fight. One-two by Lopez. Each man throws a left. Lopez connects to the body a couple of times before landing two big rights. Molina answering and we’ve got some wild exchanging! A couple of more shots upstairs by Lopez and the referee steps in! Molina was still punching back, but it wasn’t effective, and the ref decided he had seen enough.
Official Result: Josesito Lopez def. John Molina Jr. via TKO (Rd. 8, 0:39)