One of boxing’s brightest young talents was on display this weekend as Teofimo Lopez, 12-0 (10 KOs), took on veteran Diego Magdaleno, 31-3 (13 KOs). The fight went down at The Star in Frisco, Texas, the world headquarters for the Dallas Cowboys. The fight was the co-feature of the ESPN+ title fight between light heavyweights Eleider Alvarez and Sergey Kovalev.
This is not personal. It’s entertainment!Teofimo Lopez
Round one was a rather even round up to the last 10 seconds when Lopez caught Magdaleno with a hard combination that sent him into the rope. Lopez pounced but the bell rang just before he was able to do even more damage. Magdaleno was chippy following the round though he was visibly stunned. Lopez landed a big right uppercut that snapped Magdaleno’s head in the second as he continued to open him up even more. Lopez refused to let up and essentially started teeing off on Magdaleno with blistering single shots and combinations that left Magdaleno with no answer and a busted nose.
In the third, Lopez continued to put on a boxing clinic as he was able to use his fab to continually catch Magdaleno with right hooks that snapped his head as well as mixing in hooks to the body. Magdaleno had his best round of the fight in the fourth as he was able to temporarily stave off Lopez’s offense. Lopez stepped on the gas in the fifth and started to rip hard left and right hooks to the head of Magdaleno, who continued to come forward. Lopez was even able to get in a no look, behind the back shot.
Lopez dropped Magdaleno with a left hook flush to the jaw in the sixth round. Magdaleno was able to get to his feet but was visibly hurt and essentially saved by the fact that it was near the bell. Lopez continued to pick Magdaleno off early in the seventh before dropping him with a devastating left hook that ended his night. Officially, the fight went down as a technical knockout victory for Teofimo Lopez at one minute-eight second of round seven. This was another