Cody Crowley Cruises to Easy Win Over Josesito Lopez
Welterweight contender Cody “The Crippler” Crowley (21-0, 9KOs) continues his winning ways against former WBC junior middleweight title challenger Josesito Lopez (38-9, 21KOs).
Lopez is coming off a two-fight win streak and brought all his experience to the ring. Moreover, he provides a formidable test sharing the ring with former champions Victor Ortiz, Marcos Maidana, former unified champion Keith Thurman, and undisputed super middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
The Crippler gained notoriety as a sparring partner for Hall of Fame Inductee Floyd “Money” Mayweather. Fighting out of his adopted hometown of Las Vegas, the 29-year-old Canadian scored the upset victory over Kudratillo Abdukakhorov in 2021. Ranked #6 WBO #14 IBF #15 WBC, Crowley keeps his quest toward a championship alive with an impressive victory.
THE CRIPPLER WENT TO WORK EARLIER
Crowley went to work using the jab and built off of it, controlling the fight landing the right hooks and straight right hands to the body. Lopez showed grit by fighting back and going to the body while fighting off the ropes. However, The Crippler quickly turned it around, going back to the jab and crisp uppercuts on the inside.
Looking like a welterweight Caleb Plant, Crowley took control of the fight at every aspect. He was landing the lead left hand, and on-the-button right hooks upstairs and to the body. The fight started to look like a glorified sparring session as Crowley kept that jab in the face of Lopez, mixing it up with the occasional uppercut.
CRUISING TO AN EASY VICTORY
In round seven, a battle-worn Lopez’s head was over the knee and was knocked down by a right hook on the top of the head. The fight did not change much going forward. Crowley cranked up the work-rate, landing at will. He continued to land the jab and a straight left hand to the pit of Lopez’s stomach.
A blind man could have judged this fight. Lopez began to look like a shell of himself and continued to eat that jab like they were his favorite candy. Moreover, he had no answer for the counter-punching ability of Crowley, whose footwork and ring generalship was on full display.
In the end, two judges saw it 98-91, with one scoring it 99-90 for The Crippler, who will now undoubtedly get a boost in the rankings. During the post-fight interview, he called for Premier Boxing Champions top dog Al Haymon to put him in a championship fight.
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By: Garrisson Bland