The ‘Deer’ López silences Belfast

Luis Alberto The deer Lopez (28-2-0, 16 KO) hits the table and retains his International Boxing Federation (IBF) title by a brutal TKO. The Mexican prevailed in his first defense of the belt at the house of his opponent, the Irishman Michael Conlan (18-2-0, 9 KOs), with a hook to the body in the fifth round. The SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, fell silent after the Deer punch, which gave the local boxer and his corner no choice. threw the towel.

In hostile territory, The deer López brought out the heavy artillery and defeated the local fighter by TKO in the fifth round. Both fighters came out strong, throwing hands and moving around the ring. Conlan arrived with hands that the champion fit without difficulty. They exchanged blows, but The Mexican put one more gear than the local He landed hard shots on her and was superior, putting him on the ropes at the end of the fourth round.

Conlan was suffering, until The deer came with a right hook up in the fifth round that sent him to the canvas. His corner, seeing his boxer on the ground and the pain gestures he was making, threw in the towel and ended the match. Thus Michael Conlan added his second defeat in his professional career, also by KO, as was his fall against Leigh Wood in March of last year.

Luis Alberto already advanced that he was not afraid of fighting away from home, that he was used to it, and today he has shown it. With a mighty hand, He has not let the lawsuit reach half of the planned rounds and he has clearly prevailed at his rival’s house. He thus retains the IBF featherweight belt from him in his first defense by KO, as he promised to do.

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