Keith Thurman has returned from a 22-month dismissal to defeat Josesito Lopez by a majority vote Saturday night to keep his mid-level title and take care of the showdown with Manny Pacquiao.
A second-round knockout defeated a large seventh round of Lopez, and restored control for improvement to 29-0. This was WBA's first match on March 4, 2017, before being removed from the right elbow surgery first, then wounded left arm. especially not to fight with Lopez, who continue to appear during the battle, but they often catch up with the topper and combinations for his efforts. "Just for me," said Thurman. "I said you would not see the best Keith Thurman tonight, but you will still see a world class performance and I gave you that tonight.
He'll probably need a better than 40-year-old. ̵
Lopez (36-8) chased all night and made Thurman hurt in the seventh round, but otherwise the speed of Turnman halted Lopez to get a good enough position to have enough power to hit. "" I was disappointed that I could not finish it and get it out of there, "Lopez said," If he thinks he is the best midfielder there , then I want to order two to five. "
During the main event, Polish ruler Adam Kaunauki stopped Gerald Vashin Kownacki (19-0, 15 knockouts), with whole sections of the stands around his corner, filled with Polish fans dressed in red, Washington catching the ropes late in the first round and dropping it after the right hand at the beginning of the second.Washington tried to rise before returning to the lower rope before rising.Referee Harvey Doc let Washington continue, but not for long, intervening to stop him in 1 : 09 of the round after Kownacki quickly jumped and injured Washington again.
"I was training hard for this fight," said Kownacki. "I have prepared for 10 difficult rounds, but I'm glad I did it and finished as fast as I did."