Adam Lopez Survives Luis Coria!

Adam Lopez Defeats Luis Coria

Adam Lopez
Adam Lopez. Photo Credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Adam Lopez Gets Hard-Fought Majority Decision Over Luis Coria!


To open the ESPN telecast, Adam “Blunose” Lopez (14-2, 6 KO’s) narrowly escaped with a majority decision win over Luis “Louie” Coria (12-3, 7 KO’s).

Lopez gained some notoriety when he gave former WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez the fight of his life in his move to junior lightweight in November of 2019. Many fans were eager to see if he is a step away from an elite fighter or one that just had a good night.

THE BREAKDOWN

With the clang of the first bell, Coria took a rough and tumble phonebooth fight straight to Lopez. At the outset, Blunose had very little answers for the accurate two-fisted attack.

Over the course of the first two periods, Louie would almost exclusively push Lopez to the ropes with his withering offense. Blunose regularly battled off the straps, but only to be corralled against them a short time later.

In the second round however, the favorite began to find a better sense of his equilibrium, as well as strike to the body with a focused intent.

The change in tempo that began in the second round continued and intensified in the third. Here, Lopez was able to consistently maintain his ideal punching distance while simultaneously turning and sharpshooting his opponent’s exposed chin. This scenario played out on repeat for the next several rounds.

The road began to become a bit rocky once again around the midway point of the bout, when Lopez starts to look a bit worn. As he slowed a bit, Coria instantly enjoyed more success.

Lopez did his best to follow his corner’s instructions to stay on the outside and box, but his tiring legs could not maintain the quick movements necessary to do so.

To make matters worse, both of Lopez’ eyes began to swell badly. Between the growing fatigue, constant pressure and puffing eye sockets, he arguably lost the final three rounds!

Regardless, he was fortunate to walk away from the ring with the hard win.

After this lively performance, it will be good to get both men back in the ring as quickly as possible.

By: Bakari Simpson

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