Tomorrow night may be UFC 161, but boxing fans have another option for their combat sports fix. Saturday night, Bloody Elbow will present live fight coverage of Mikey Garcia vs. Juan Manuel Lopez, live on HBO. HBO Boxing After Dark: Garcia vs. Lopez airs this Saturday, June 15 live on HBO with a fight time of 10:45 p.m. ET. Bloody Elbow will have live fight coverage, including results and discussion.
It's tempting to look at this Garcia vs. Lopez fight as a classic clash of styles. You have the more aggressive, go for broke KO style of Juanma Lopez taking on the more conservative, measured attack of Garcia. And that's a fair assessment in many way. What it fails to take into account is the ability of Mikey Garcia to flip a switch, land a clean punch, and get the KO. While Lopez is more commonly thought of as a KO fighter, the two men actually have similarly high KO ratios (84%, 26 of 31 for Garcia; 91%, 30 of 33 for Lopez).
Here then, to get you ready for Saturday night, are some of the best KO's from both Mikey Garcia and Juan Manuel Lopez, all collected in one convenient playlist. Things start out with Lopez's 2013 fight with Eugenio Lopez. That's followd by various Lopez highlights, and then the highlights from Garcia.
Check these KO's out, and then join Bloody Elbow for HBO Boxing After Dark Garcia vs. Lopez results, discussion, and live fight coverage this Saturday June 15.
GARCIA VS. LOPEZ FIGHT CARD:
Mikey Garcia (31-0; 26 KOs) vs.
Juan Manuel Lopez (33-2; 30 KOs)
Terrence Crawford (20-0; 15 KOs) vs.
Alejandro Sanabria (34-1-1; 25 KOs)