Josesito Lopez Drops, Decisions Corral: Luna Defeats Klimov

The Novo at L.A. Live, Los Angeles, California - In a welterweight contest, Josesito Lopez (35-7, 19 KOs) dropped and won a ten round unanimous decision over Saul Corral (23-9, 14 KOs). All three judges had it 100-89 for Lopez.

Lopez started off the fight on the front foot, using his jab and straight punches to push Corral back. In the second, Lopez was banging away with hard shots to the body and hooks to the head, and hurt Corral at least twice. Lopez controlled the action during third as the fight was heating and they were exchanging a lot of big shots. A cut opened up above the right of Corral during an exchange.

Lopez started digging hooks to the body in the fourth. He continued to control the fight in the fifth and sixth, with the harder shots and the bigger workrate. Corral was rocked near the end of the sixth.

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Lopez continued to press the fight in the seventh and eight, letting his hands go and doing damage against Corral, who wasn't doing that much in return. Corral was starting to take some hard shots during the ninth.

During the tenth, Lopez started battering Corral and dropped him. Corral was able to recover

In a battle of junior welterweight contenders, Alejandro Luna (22-0, 15 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over veteran Andrey Klimov (19-4, 9 KOs). The scores 98-92, 98-92 and 97-93.

Klimov's three defeats, all by decision, came at the hands of Terence Crawford, Jose Pedraza and Liam Walsh.

The first round was rather quiet, but Luna really opened up in the second when he staggered Klimov and began to pound him with hard shots. Klimov recovered by the third round and was trying to work his way back into the fight. Luna was digging hard to the body and continued to bang away on that body in the fourth round. A clash of heads in the fourth opened up a cut above the left eye of Klimov.

Klimov was holding his own in the fifth and sixth, but didn't have the power to do any damage to Luna, who was slowing down and not letting his hands go. Luna came out like bull at the start of the seventh, throwing combinations to the head and body like a man possessed. Luna eventually settled down, but then let his hands go again in the final thirty seconds. The eight and ninth were give and take between the two fighters as they both had their moments. Klimov was once again staggered for a moment during an exchange in the ninth.

There were trading away in the tenth round. Luna landing harder and Klimov landing more punches. A bad cut opened up above the left eye of Luna during their toe to toe slugfest to close out the fight.

2016 Olympian Karlos Balderas (1-0, 1 KO) made his pro debut with a first round stoppage win over Thomas Smith (3-5-1).

Balderas looked sharp, landing hard shots on Smith at will. There was a huge talent gap between the two fighters and Smith's corner had seen enough after the beating their fighter was taking.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by therealpugilist on 04-11-2017

My boy money Powell IV debuted on this card Good fights

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 04-10-2017

Good fight from Lopez

Comment by b morph on 04-09-2017

[QUOTE=BigZ44;17579546]Going to be an easy UD for Lopez as expected. PBC has a lot of guys on his level that they can match him up with now. Mauricio Herrera, Antonio Demarco, Robert Guerrero. I'd like to see him in a…

Comment by TX_BOXNG on 04-09-2017

Josesito is still Josesito big heart, but you can tell his past his prime, he can still make some exciting fights, but he needs a few more fights to build up

Comment by HAMMER77777 on 04-09-2017

[QUOTE=BigZ44;17579476]WTF. They've got Corral weighing 129??? That can't be right, that's gotta be from the last fight or something and they just put up the wrong graphic[/QUOTE] Ya Brian Custard (LOL) seemed perplexed by that 129 graphic but he didn't…

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