Luis Alberto Lopez started fast and held off the furious comeback of Josh Warrington over the last 4 rounds to become the new IBF featherweight champion.
Lopez held an overall connect lead of 184 to 161 and 55 to 44 in body shot connects. Power punches were close where Lopez was 135 of 366 for 37% and Warrington was 131 of 368 for 36%.
Leeds - In a mandatory showdown for the IBF featherweight title, Luis Alberto Lopez (27-2, 15 KOs) pulled off a twelve round majority decision over Josh Warrington (31-2-1, 8 KOs) to become a world champion. (photos by Mark Robinson)
The scores were 114-114 for the draw, 115-113, 115-113 for Lopez.