Even though he was shown throwing up shortly after the weigh in on Friday, Mikey Garcia showed no ill effect on Saturday night and dispensed of Juan Manuel Lopez in impressive fashion.
Lopez was sluggish and Garcia timed him coming straight in all night. In his post-fight interview with Max Kellerman, Garcia said it sucked losing his belt on the scales, but it just wasn’t possible to make the 126 pound limit this time around.
Garcia said he feels he may still be able to make 126 in the future, but that will be tough considering he weighed in at 142 on fight night. With the fourth round TKO victory, Garcia moves to 32-0, 27 KOs and has a number of potential matchups, depending on what weight class he goes to.
Juan Manuel Lopez must now regroup after being dominated and knocked out by arguably the best Featherweight in the world. Dan Rafael and others–including Roy Jones who commentated for HBO– believe Juan Ma is shot.
Juanma has been as exciting as any1 in recent years but the wars took their toll. He’s all shot now. That is obvious. He’s a shell. #boxing
— Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) June 16, 2013
Lopez’s record drops to 33-3, 30 KOs.
Do you think Juan Manuel Lopez is done as a top-level fighter?