Victor Ortiz did it again, he quit when the going got tough. Credit Josesito Lopez, he came to fight and was coming on as the fight progressed. Joseito displayed the chin, heart, and toughness to linger and withstand Ortiz’s power. His relentless pressure simply cracked Ortiz as Victor didn’t want to come out for the 10th round due to a broken jaw.
Holmes fought through a torn bicep in a tough fight against Norton, Ali fought through broken jaws, many fighters have. Ortiz doesn’t though. Kiss the fight with Canelo goodbye. Ortiz will be back though and in line for another big fight like it or not.
Nobody gave Lopez a shot coming in and fights like this make boxing great, the Cinderella man earns the win. Lopez used to be Edwin Valero’s sparring partner. That experience with Edwin was priceless and has paid off. Ortiz was up on all cards before the tko stoppage. Lopez deserves a bigger fight with his hard nosed performance.
Not this time.
In his last two high profile fights here in the USA Lucas Matthysse got the short end of the stick in close decision losses to Zab Judah and Devon Alexander. He didn’t leave it in the judges hands last Saturday night against Humberto Soto. This was an action packed fight but Lucas was simply to strong and powerful for Soto. He dropped Soto for the first time in his career at the end of the 5th round and didn’t come out for the 6th. With his stellar TKO win Lucas puts himself in line for bigger fights. Lucas is a beast and is gonna be hard to beat. It’s fair to say he’s really undefeated with his controversial losses to Judah and Alexander. I for one can’t wait to see Lucas fight again. His steady pressure backed by fierce power make him lethal.