Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Arnold Khegai Tested, Wins Decision Over Adam Lopez

2300 Arena, Philadelphia - In a super bantamweight contest, Arnold Khegai (12-0-1, 8 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over veteran Adam Lopez (16-3-2, 8 KOs). The scores were 77-74, 77-74 and 78-73.

The action was very close in the first round and it was going the same way in the second - until the final minute where Khegai landed a huge right hand that really rocked Lopez, who managed to avoid further damage and survived.

They went back to boxing at the start of the third round. Khegai was starting to land some very hard counters as the action played out. Lopez was taking the punches a little better and connecting with some shots of his own.

khegai

Khegai continued to look for counter punches in the fourth. He was shooting a very calculated jab on Lopez and catching him with a right hand when he walked in. The referee was warning Khegai for continuously pushing down the head of Lopez. During the fifth round, Khegai was still roughing Lopez up with elbows and forearms and trying to make it more of a brawl than a counter-punching battle of wits.

The action really slowed down as the contest entered the sixth round. Neither fighter was taking too many chances and picking their punches very carefully. Lopez was starting to turn things up and landing a few punches that got Khegai's attention. During the sixth Khegai was penalized a point for hitting Lopez behind the head.

The fight was really rough in the seventh, as they were wrestling around on the inside. Lopez was targeting the body and trying to further tired Khegai, who wasn't throwing a lot of punches and seemed tired.

In the eight and final round, it was still very close at the start. And then Khegai landed a big right. Lopez felt it, but he was still fighting hard. Near the end of the round Khegai landed a good left and Lopez just took it and kept going.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Epic Sports CEO on Securing Whyte-Pulev, Signing Fighters, More Inoue Confirms He’ll Compete in WBSS Bantamweight Tournament Brendan Ingle, Dean Francis Pass Away: Boxing World Mourns Tony Bellew "100%" Interested In Fighting Oleksandr Usyk Inoue Blows Out McDonnell in 1st Round to Win Bantamweight Title Trout: I'm Going To Derail Charlo-Hurd, Get Rematch With Hurd! Shiro Knocks Out Lopez With Body Shot in 2nd Round of Rematch Warren: Tyson Fury Will Avoid Comeback Mistakes of Haye Kal Yafai is Keen To Make a Statement in American Debut Frank Bruno Backing Dan Azeez To Go Far in Boxing Haye: Joe Joyce Would Take Jarrell Miller and Dillian Whyte Apart Demecillo Knocks Out Moya, Wenceslao Destroys Tinampay Wilder: Trump is Huge Boxing Fan, Wants a KO in My Next Fight Warrington: I Was Doubted at Every Level, Now I'm Champion Regis Prograis: I Knew Jose Ramirez Wasn't Going to Fight Me Buboy Denies Chatter That Pacquiao is Burning Out in Camp Omar Chavez Targets Hector Camacho Jr. For August Clash De La Hoya: Golovkin is Afraid of Canelo - We're Moving On! Photos: Ancajas vs. Sultan, Yafai vs. Carmona - Final Presser Joseph Diaz Will Return Even Stronger, Says Manager Denis Shafikov vs. Hector Suarez Tops Hollywood Fight Nights Roman Gonzalez Eyes United States Return in September Whyte-Pulev: Surprise Bidder Beats Hearn, Sauerland For Rights Photos: Wilder, Sulaiman, Lewis, Stallone Hit The White House Jeff Horn Involved in Car Accident, No Injuries Suffered Donald Trump Issues Rare Posthumous Pardon To Jack Johnson Jermall Charlo: Me & My Brother Open to Hearing Hearn's Offers UK News: Phil Sutcliffe, Sean McComb Debut, More Christina Hammer Talks Training Camp For Showtime Defense Hearn Confirms July Return for Brook; Date, Opponent & Site TBA Photos: Naoya Inoue, Jamie McDonnell - Ready For War in Japan Robert Easter Adds Cunningham To His Team For Garcia Bout Jose Ramirez's Adviser Explains Why Freddie Roach Was Replaced Arum Ready To Make Deal: Stevenson Must Fight Gvozdyk Next McDonnell: When I Beat Inoue, Everyone in World Will Know Me Hekkie Budler's Trainer Breaks Down The Big Upset in Japan Everton Lopes, Two-Time Olympian, Decides To Retire Is David Haye About To Retire From Boxing? Horn's Trainer: We Can't Afford To Let Crawford Land Big Shots Luis Ortiz Coach Expects Wilder Rematch, Feels Joshua Will Delay
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement