Teofimo Lopez and Sandor Martin were never separated by more than 4 landed punches in any round. Martin sent Lopez to the canvas in the second round. Lopez landed 47 power punches to Martin’s body. Lopez’s 31-punch edge in power punches landed seemed to be the difference for the judges that tilted the fight in his favor.

Madison Square Garden, New York City - Former lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez (18-1, 13 KOs) made his second appearance at junior welterweight and had all he could handle to win a ten round split decision over former European champion Sandor Martin (40-3, 13 KOs).

Lopez was down in the second round and several of the rounds were close.

The scores were 95-94 for Martin, 96-93 for Lopez and 97-92 for Lopez.