In one of the first fights since Boxing resumed…
Featherweight prospect Adam Lopez, in his first fight since his loss to Oscar Valdez last year, defeated Louie Coria by majority decision in a close but very entertaining bout on the Jessie Magdaleno-Yenifel Vicente undercard Thursday at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas. After 10 rounds, the judges had the fight 96-94, 96-94 and 95-95 in favor of Lopez.
“This was my toughest fight,” admitted Lopez (14-2, 6 KOs), who had both eyes bruised and swollen by the end of the night.
Coria (12-3, 7 KOs) jumped out early on Lopez, backing him up, closing distance and letting his hands go. Coria took control in the first two rounds with his aggression and activity. But to the credit of Lopez and his corner, adjustments were made. He started to utilize his sharp left jab and employed adroit movement to offset the methodical pressure of Coria.