Carson, California- In an all out war,Marcos Maidana (34-3, 31 KOs) finishes the job and knocks out Josesito Lopez ( 30-6, 18 KOs) in the 6th round. This fight was expected to be an all out war, and in did not fail the fans. From the begging of the fight, both fighters met in the center of the ring and began the slugfest. There really wasn’t any boxing going on, simply an all out war between two warriors that clearly wanted to give the fans at The Home Depot Center their moneys worth.
In the second round, Lopez seemed to have been stunned when Maidana landed a tremendous right hand. But Lopez, in his true warrior fashion, fought his way out and survived the round. At this point, it appeared that Maidana had the leading edge in the fight, but things did not turn out too easy for “Chino.” In the 3rd round, Lopez came in to this round with more conviction and began landing several shots and, actually, seemed to hurt Maidana. In the 4th round, Lopez kept applying the pressure, and began attacking Maidana’s body, which seemed to be effective, as once again, Maidana saw himself in trouble.
This fight was back and forth, but in the 5th round, Maidana began being more assertive with his punches and landed several big combination, which had Lopez in the ropes hurt. In the 6th round, Maidana countered Josesito and dropped him. Even though, Lopez made the protective 8 count, Maidana smelled blood and went for the kill.
After a barrage of power punches the referee stopped the fight and Maidana was awarded a TKO victory. So what is next for both of these fighters? Josesito is a fan favorite because the kids likes to bang, does it well, and doesn’t quit, so I am pretty sure we wont see the last of Lopez. In respect to Maidana, does he now deserve a chance at the Floyd lottery sweepstakes? I say, why not?
Let me know what you guys think. Would a Floyd Mayweather vs Marcos Maidana be an interesting match up or in Roger’s best explanation, “…who is that? There is not money in that fight?”
A Humble Boxing Fan
Rudy “Ruthless” Gutierrez