On the eve in new York’s Madison Square Garden passed the battle for the title of world champion in easy weight under version IBF between title holder Richard Commies (30-3, 26 KO’s) and Teofino Lopez (15 -0, 12 KO’s).
The fight ended prematurely in the 2nd round.
First champion missed a powerful right hook, which barely was able to recover.
However, the applicant immediately unleashed a barrage of punches and the referee stopped the fight.
Lopez will likely be the next opponent of the world champion under versions WBA, WBC and WBO Vasyl Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KO’s).
The winner of this potential fight will be the undisputed world champion in the lightweight division.