Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Alejandro Lopez Shocks Teon Kennedy, Wins Decision

By Mike Coppinger

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- In the main event of Top Rank Live (Fox Sports Net) from Bally's Atlantic City, Alejandro Lopez (22-2, 7 KOs) upset previously-undefeated Teon “The Technician” Kennedy (17-1-1, 7 Kos) via 12 round unanimous decision in a junior featherweight contest.

Scores were 117-111 twice and 115-113. BoxingScene.com scored it 116-112 for Lopez.
The bout started out slowly as both fighters sought to find range, but the action really picked up in round three, as the 24-year-old Lopez poured it on the undefeated Kennedy, landing with sharp one-twos down the pipe before escaping from harm’s way.

In round four, Kennedy, 25, began to commit to the body, leading with hooks to Lopez’s mid-section as the Tijuana, Mexico native circled around the ring.

Lopez displayed an effective stick, keeping the Philadelphian at bay as he danced around the squared-circle. Kennedy was ineffective at cutting off the ring, following Lopez but unable to trap him along the ropes.

In round six, Lopez began to take over, landing a beautiful bolo punch that seemed to stun Kennedy, much to the dismay of Kennedy’s hometown crowd. Lopez’s lateral movement gave Kennedy fits throughout the contest.

Lopez dominated the second half of the bout, fighting superbly off his back foot while picking off Kennedy’s shots.

In the 12th, Kennedy began to pour blood from the nose and left eye, as both eyes closed shut.

All-in-all, Kennedy simply couldn’t close distance, and when he was able to, was largely ineffective on the inside.

The loss is a big setback for Kennedy, as he was coming off a win over previously-undefeated Jorge Diaz in a slugfest.

Lopez, who also fought Diaz but lost, sets himself up nicely going forward in the 122 pound division.

Tags: Teon Kennedy image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Maidana vs Rios on 08-26-2011

[QUOTE=Medved;10986770]A mexican with heart vs a dude named "Teon" who has no power? hahaha. Im suprised he learned how to punch, what a retarded name "Teon" Did his parents not know what a Teon is? Did they not know how…

Comment by Phantomas on 08-14-2011

I didn´t see it damn, any link for the fight?.

Comment by onechance87 on 08-14-2011

[QUOTE=theplayerpimp;10989092]I think people are overrating him a bit. He just lost to some bum a lil while back. He is good just needs to throw more punches. He was great with his combos when he threw them.[/QUOTE] Yes carnal,When he…

Comment by theplayerpimp on 08-14-2011

[QUOTE=onechance87;10989072]i agree,Hope to see more of him on tv.[/QUOTE] I think people are overrating him a bit. He just lost to some bum a lil while back. He is good just needs to throw more punches. He was great with…

Comment by onechance87 on 08-14-2011

[QUOTE=Mr. Portuguese;10989017]Yes he reminded me a lot of Morales, he kind of looks like him too. He seems more humble though and not arrogant like Morales.[/QUOTE] i agree,Hope to see more of him on tv.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (26)
Top Headlines Adrien Broner on Mikey Garcia: 'I'm Coming to ‘F*** Him Up!' Joseph Parker: I Back Myself To Beat Anyone, I'll Fight Anyone! Horn: Khan is a Brilliant Boxer, But if Hit on Chin - He Will Sleep Monroe on Saunders: I'd Fight That Motherf***er for 75 Dollars Johnny Nelson: Not a Lock That Mayweather Beats McGregor Juan Manuel Marquez Fight Pushed Back - September or October White: Mayweather Would 'Destroy Conor's Life' if He Goes MMA Curtis Stevens a Free Agent, Parts Ways With Main Events De La Hoya: Mayweather Has Not Been Good For Boxing! Video: Abel Sanchez Talks Canelo-GGG, Kovalev, Pacquiao, More Video: Gennady Golovkin Interview, Training Camp For Canelo Saunders Willing To Stake His Life That McGregor Gets Drilled in 5 Atlas Still Feels Pacquiao-Horn Outcome Stinks, WBO Review Too Carlos Carlson, Isaac Zarate Ready For Ontario Battle Photos: Omar Chavez, Roberto Garcia - Go Face To Face Photos: Amanda Serrano vs. Edina Kiss - Official Weights Photos: Antonio Moran vs. Guadalupe Rosales - Official Weights Broner: I Weighed 144 This Morning; I Could Weigh In Tomorrow Antonio Margarito vs. Carson Jones on September 2 Luis Ortiz Manager: Wilder Not Afraid To Fight, Joshua is a P*ssy Sadam Ali vs. Johan Perez - Undercard Information Alexander Povetkin Cracks WBO's Top Ten After Recent Win WBA Suspends Shannon Briggs Six Months for Failed PED Test Kameda Gym, Japanese Boxing Commision Reach Settlement Ohara Davies Blasts Fans Who Lost Money on His Loss to Taylor Frank Galarza Inks Promotional Pact With Main Events Rau'shee Warren vs. McJoe Arroyo Set For Broner-Garcia Card Trainer: Gerald Washington Will Be Better Due To Wilder Fight Charles Martin Motivated To Win The Title, Fight Joshua Again Shields: Jermall Charlo Won't Make Mistake of Overlooking Heiland Canelo Shakes Head at Mayweather-McGregor: That's Not Boxing! Frank Warren Breaks Down Billy Joe Saunders vs. Willie Monroe Tim Tszyu Aims To Repeat Dad's Feat, Impress in Toowoomba Crolla: Ricky Burns Bout Could Spell Retirement For The Loser Horn: I Made it Open I'd Want Mayweather, My Goal is To Unify De La Hoya on Mayweather: Fans Want Drama, Not a Runner Miguel Vazquez Back on September 2, Goes For WBC Latino Belt Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz: Crossing Fingers (and Toes) Charlo-Lubin, Hurd-Trout Show in Works for September 30th Barrera Had No Idea Smith Bout Was 10-Rounds Until Ref Said It
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement