Adam Lopez Defends WBA Title

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Adam Lopez Defends WBA Title

Lopez won the then-vacant title by beating Eliecer Aquino via majority decision last July. (Photo: Rosie Cohe/Showtime)
Adam Lopez won the then-vacant title by beating Eliecer Aquino via majority decision last July. (Photo: Rosie Cohe/Showtime)

WBA Fedelatin super bantamweight titlist Adam Lopez will defend his title against Mario Munoz over a scheduled 10 rounds at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Friday, February 19.

Twenty-five-year-old “Mantequilla” of San Antonio, Texas, is a four-year pro (14-0, 7 KOs) who won the then-vacant title by beating Eliecer Aquino via majority decision last July. Seventh-ranked by the WBA, Lopez most recently fought this past December, stopping Eric Aiken by second-round TKO.

Also 25, “Yayo” of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, is a six-year ring vet (16-0-1, 10 KOs, 1 no contest) who hasn’t fought since May of last year, beating Daniel Franco by unanimous decision. Munoz has only fought once for a title, the vacant IBF Youth super bantamweight title, against Moises Flores in November 2012. He suffered a bad cut due to an accidental headbutt, and the bout was stopped and ruled a no contest in the fourth.

The fight will air live on Showtime at 10 p.m. ET.

This article was penned by the author who is not related to the WBA and the statements, expressions or opinions referenced herein are that of the author alone and not the WBA.


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