Teofimo Lopez Vs. Sandor Martin Undercard Results, Highlights: Jared Anderson Breaks Down Jerry Forrest With Second-Round Knockout
Teofimo Lopez tries to get one step closer to a shot at becoming a champion again tonight at Madison Square Garden against WBA international super lightweight champion Sandor Martin.
Lopez is returning for his second bout at super lightweight, which is also called junior welterweight. He TKO’d Pedro Campa, putting him back into the winning column after losing the unified lightweight titles to George Kambosos Jr.
After moving up in weight, Lopez has told media that he feels much healthier.
Martin has not experienced a loss since dropping a 2017 unanimous decision to Anthony Yigit. Since then, he’s been on an 11-fight winning streak, which includes a major upset victory against four-division champion Mikey Garcia.
Lopez is a –600 favorite while Martin is the +450 underdog.
Follow the Live Results, Recaps, and Highlights below, provided by FIGHT SPORTS
Jared Anderson vs. Jerry Forrest — Jared Anderson by technical knockout Round 2
Veteran fighter Jerry Forrest got the jump on young heavyweight Jared Anderson. In the opening round, Forrest landed a big hit that turned his opponent’s head. But later in that same round, Anderson was able to switch gears and force Forrest into the corner where he let his hands go. Forrest made it to the second round, but it didn’t take too long for Anderson’s heavy right hand to get the job done and forced Forrest to slump forward. The referee waved off the fight, and Forrest argued with the call.
Xander Zayas vs. Alexis Salazar — Xander Zayas by unanimous decision
There was no feeling out process. The two opened the junior middleweight bout by consistently trading shots. A hit from Xander Zayas shoved Alexis Salazar onto the ropes, which made the crowd yell, but Salazar was able to recover. Zayas displayed his offensive and defensive skills — blocking a number of power punches from his opponent. Though Salazar was able to rally back, it was not enough for the win.
Keyshawn Davis vs. Juan Carlo Burgos – Davis wins by unanimous decision
Keyshawn Davis did what he says he always does – handles business. The 2020 Summer Olympics silver medalist dominated all eight rounds. It was the first time Davis went the eight-round distance for the first time and against a 45-fight veteran. Davis consistently put Burgos in the corner and would force him to look for an escape whilst eating a barrage of punches. Davis earned the WBO intercontinental lightweight belt.
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