Adam Lopez Looking to Take His Career to the Next Level Against Isaac Dogboe
On June 19 at the Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada, former world featherweight title challenger Adam Lopez (15-2, 6 KOs) steps into the ring to face former WBO World Super Bantamweight champion Isaac Dogboe (21-2, 15 KOs) live on ESPN. For Lopez, he hopes Dogboe will be his breakthrough performance.
The 25-year-old from Glendale, California has a reputation as a skilled fighter who can handle himself in the ring. Among boxing pundits, questions continue to persists whether he has the qualities to become a world champion. Dogboe is on the mend following consecutive defeats to Emanuel Navarrete in December 2018 and May 2019. In both fights, he took tremendous punishment.
PUTTING HIM TO THE TEST
The former champ looked good in a points decision win over Chris Avalos in July of 2020. However, Lopez suspects the 26-year-old from Accra, Ghana has not recovered from the losses to Navarrete. He told Sky Sports that he wants to test him early and often.
“I definitely think those two fights took a lot out of him. He kept fighting to the end, but he got beat up pretty badly, and I think it affected him a certain way.
His last fight against Chris Avalos was pretty easy. Avalos is kind of done. He’s out the door, so it wasn’t a test. It was an eight-round fight. He stopped him in the eighth round, and obviously, he’s not a big threat.
I feel like I’m going to see what he’s got early on. I’ll test him, I’m going to see how his chin reacts to taking some real punches, then we’ll find out. We’re going to see if he folds or if he’s still got something left in the gas tank.”
The first time Lopez faced a world-level opponent, he was TKO’d in seven rounds by then-WBO World Featherweight champion Oscar Valdez in November 2019. This time, he hopes to silence the critics and show the boxing world he has the goods.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.