Mikey Garcia def. Juan Manuel Lopez by KO round 4 1:35
In the featured fight on HBO Boxing After Dark this weekend, Mikey Garcia faced Juan Manuel Lopez. The fight was originally going to be for Garcia's 126 pound world title, but when Garcia failed to make weight the day before, he was stripped of the belt. Any concerns that a bad weight cut could negatively impact Garcia were quickly laid to rest once the fight began.
Over the course of four rounds, Garcia simply dominated Lopez. He was the more technical, harder hitting fighter and was able to stagger Juanma on multiple occasions. Garcia scored a knockdown in round two, though Juanma was able to regain his feet. Midway through round four, Garcia again knocked Lopez down, and this time, the fight was over.
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