Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Daniel Lozano Knocks Out Tostado Garcia, Eyes Vidal Clash

By Jake Donovan

Daniel Lozano moved past the lone loss of his career with a convincing 8th round stoppage of Antonio 'Tostado' Garcia in their super flyweight bout Friday evening at the A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa, Florida.

Three knockdowns sealed the deal for Lozano, who was stopped in eight rounds in his previous ring appearance nearly one year ago. 

Action was plentiful but also one way for the most part as Lozano proved to be too much for Garcia, a former title challenger who never seemed fully committed to leaving it all in the ring. Lozano was warned several times for low blows, though several of the shots appeared to be borderline and means for Garcia to take an unofficial time out. 

Garcia was ultimately shown the exit in round eight, when Lozano saw his opening and went full throttle. Three knockdowns came at various stages of the round, before the referee mercifully halted the contest at 2:02 of round eight.

The win on Friday was the latest in a summer super flyweight tournament running on Telemundo. With the victory, Lozano (12-1, 9KOs) will most likely move on to a fall clash with Jonathan Vidal, who scored an eighth round stoppage of his own two weeks ago in Orlando, Florida.

Garcia (13-3, 6KOs) has now lost two straight, including a 4th round knockout loss to long-reigning super flyweight titilst Omar Narvaez in May. 

Given the history of super flyweight success on Telemundo, it's possible that the winner of a proposed Lozano-Vidal fall clash goes on to claim a title shot of his own. Garcia's opportunity came after an upset win over Vidal this past March, also in Tampa; David Carmona beat Garcia last September in Mexico to earn a title fight versus Narvaez, suffering a 7th round knockout last December.

Neither Lozano nor Vidal have yet challenged for a major title. Lozano was being groomed for stardom before running into Matthew Villanueva, suffering an 8th round knockout in this very venue last October. Vidal (18-2, 10KOs) had lost two straight prior to his knockout win over Juan Kantun in July. 

In the evening's chief support, Andrey Klimov picked up his second straight win after forcing Guillermo Avila to quit on his stool following eight rounds of action. 

Avila has gained a reputation as a spoiler, but was out of his element at super featherweight after having spent most of his career in the 122 lb. and 126 lb. divisions. This much was evident as the fight progressed, as action was competitive for about a round before Klimov took over. 

The beginning of the end came in the final round of action. Klimov poured on the offensive attack against Avila, who was battered and bruised including cuts and swelling under his left eye. The beating endured was enough to convince his corner to not allow the 22-year old to come out for the ninth round.

The official time was 3:00 of round eight.

Klimov improves to 18-1 (9KOs). The 32-year old Russian boxer has only lost to Terence Crawford, a rising contender at the time of their HBO-televised bout last October who has gone on to become a leading lightweight titlist. 

Avila (12-3, 9KOs) has now lost two straight and three of his last four. All of his career losses have taken place on Telemundo, beginning with a controversial decision defeat at the hands of former 122 lb. titlist Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. 

A rematch was on tap for the season premiere of Boxeo Telemundo in March, only for Vazquez to withdraw and abruptly defect from Felix 'Tuto' Zabala's All-Star Boxing. Avila went on to face Jonathan Oquendo, dropping a 12-round decision. 

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 08-02-2014

good win 4 Lozano as Garcia had beaten Vidal earlier in the year...I look forward 2 the match vs Vidal...

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Garcia, 2-1 Underdog vs. Thurman: 'I Guess Vegas Don’t Like Me' Frank Warren on The James DeGale vs. Badou Jack Outcome Early Results Are In: BoxingScene Ratings Update Linares vs. Crolla II Card - Tomi Tatham To Face Liam Conroy Lewis Crocker To Make Pro Debut on February 18th in Belfast Horn: Pacquiao Has Been Knocked Out Before, I Have The Power! Brook Frustrated By Khan, Admits a Lack of Motivation for Spence Conlan Expects Army of Irish Fans To Hit NY For Pro Debut Card Ricardo Mayorga Was Motivated By His Family To Resume Career De La Hoya: Chavez Will Not Be Easy For Canelo, It's a Big Concern Danny Roman Stops Adam Lopez in Ninth To Win WBA Eliminator De La Hoya: Donald Trump Refused To Come To Canelo's Fight Wilder Hopes The WBC Comes Down on Alexander Povetkin Stevenson Wants to Face Smith in NY; 4/29 Negotiations Ongoing Errol Spence Stays Ready in The Gym as IBF Scenario Plays Out WBC Reacts To Behavior, Controversial Comments By Angel Garcia Sullivan Barrera Accepts Artur Beterbiev IBF Eliminator WBA President Gives Status on Heavyweights, PED Testing, More Luis Ortiz vs. Jarrell Miller Could Top First Matchroom Card in U.S. Video: Michael Conlan Discusses His Pro Debut in March Joshua Coming To America, as Hearn Begins Build To Wilder Fight Felix Diaz Dares Crawford: Fight a Real Challenge, I'll Go To Omaha! Cotto vs. Kirkland, Lemieux vs. Stevens Land on BoxNation Photos: Anthony Mundine, Tim Tszyu Putting in Work Photos: Haye, Schaefer Hold Presser To Announce Their UK Deal Erislandy Lara-Yuri Foreman Card Generates 547,000 Viewers Photos/Weights: Patrick Nielsen, Dina Thorslund Ready For Bouts David Haye, Richard Schaefer Team Up, Launch Hayemaker Ringstar Froch: Smith is Not Ready For DeGale, Should Face Dirrell First Pedro Diaz on N'Dam's Big KO Win, Golovkin vs. Jacobs, Gamboa Luis Ortiz: Miller Will Have To Back Up The Crap He's Talking Adonis Stevenson: Unfair Haters Call All of My Opponents 'Bums' Danny Garcia: Not Worried About Critics Who Won't Say it to My Face Eubank Jr: In a Rematch I Would Annihilate Saunders in Four! Pacquiao: In The Eyes of The People - I Beat Floyd Mayweather Andrew Selby Faces Diale For WBC Regional on Eubank-Quinlan Wilkins, Karkardi To Appeal BBBofC Bans Over Nick Blackwell Manny Pacquiao: I Would Fight Conor McGregor - Only in Boxing De La Hoya Worried: Chavez Jr. Could Derail Canelo-Golovkin Plan Danny Garcia on Father's Racial Jabs: I've Heard Trump Say Worse!
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement