Luis Alberto Lopez Overpowers And Stops Isaac Lowe In 7

Luis Lopez Takes Isaac Lowe’s ‘0’

Luis Alberto Lopez flexes at a fight weigh-in
Luis Alberto Lopez

Lopez Puts on a Power-Punching Display in His Win Over Lowe


A lot was at stake as Isaac Lowe (21-1-3, 6 KOs) took on Luis Alberto Lopez (24-2, 13 KOs) at the York Hall in Bethnal Green, England in an IBF featherweight world title eliminator. Ranked eighth by the IBF at 126 pounds, Lowe was fighting on home turf. The 27-year-old from Lancashire, England wanted to prove to the British boxing public that he was a world-level fighter.

He went up against a determined Lopez who was on a mission. Since losing to then-unbeaten Ruben Villa in May 2019, the 28-year-old has been on a roll. He’s won his previous seven fights, with five of those wins coming by stoppage.

EXPLOSIVE FROM THE OPENING BELL

Lopez shocked the York Hall crowd as he put Lowe on the seat of his pants with a left hook in seconds in round one. The Brit tried to fire back but was rocked later in the round by a right hand. Lowe looked to have gathered himself in round two. He began to get the jab going and landed with some left hooks. However, midway through the round, a right-hand from Lopez produced a second knockdown.

There was little boxing in this one as the fight evolved into a war. Lowe tried to remain composed and even boxed to a degree of success in rounds 3, 4, and 5. But Lopez threw with mean intentions, as evidenced by the sadistic grin he had on his face throughout. You got the sense that the fighter from Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico knew he could hurt his opponent anytime he wanted.

That proved to be the case in the seventh. With thirty-three seconds left in the round, a left uppercut to the solar plexus stunned Lowe. Lopez followed up with a series of punches that resulted in a third knockdown. This time, Lowe failed to beat the count.

The crowd was left in shock as Lopez’s power was too much for Lowe. After the fight, the winner said he wants a crack at current IBF featherweight world champion Kiko Martinez.

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By: Michael Wilson Jr.

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