Teofimo Lopez vs. Masayoshi Nakatani Fight Results

Lopez vs. Nakatani Results

Next up for Teofimo Lopez – a title shot. Lopez passed the toughest test of his young career, defeating the previously undefeated Masayoshi Nakatani via unanimous decision (118-110 2x and 119-109) in an IBF lightweight world title eliminator in front of 2,100 fans at The Theater at MGM National Harbor.
This was the first time Lopez had gone past seven rounds.

“They wanted to see me go the distance. I did 12 rounds. I’m still a champ,” Lopez said. “I just need little tune-ups. It’s part of the process. I’m thankful right now. It was my first main event. It was 12 rounds. Am I proud of it? No, but I’m proud that I showed everyone I could go 12 rounds.”

Said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum: “He has a lot to learn. It’s the tallest guy he ever fought. It was tough adjusting to it. The guy was a dangerous puncher. It was a good performance. I wanted him, when he had the guy going, to put the pedal down. The good thing that comes from this is that we know he can go 12 rounds. That’s always a question in my mind. Could he go 12 rounds, and the answer is yes.”

Lopez (14-0, 11 KOs) will face world champion Richard Commey later this year. But against Nakatani (18-1, 12 KOs), he faced an immovable object and ultimately got the job done.

Matias stops Dadashev in junior welterweight title eliminator
Subriel Matias (14-0, 14 KOs) used a hellacious body attack to stop Maxim Dadashev following the 11th round of an IBF junior welterweight world title eliminator.

At the time of the stoppage, Matias led comfortably by scores of 109-100, 108-101 and 107-102. He is now the top contender for the world title belt held by Scottish superstar Josh Taylor.

After the fight, Dadashev was taken to a local hospital, and he is scheduled to undergo brain surgery.

“First of all, I’m very grateful for this opportunity,” Matias said. “I showed that I am not just a power puncher. I also can box. I was dominating the fight. I focused my offense on going to the body, and that’s how I stopped him from running.

“I hope that Maxim is alright. He is a great fighter and a warrior.”

— Esquiva Falcao (24-0, 16 KOs) continued his march towards a middleweight world title shot, stopping Jesus Antonio Gutierrez (25-4-2, 12 KOs) in the eighth round of a scheduled 10-rounder. Falcao scored a knockdown in the eighth, and an accumulation of punches forced referee Kenny Braslow to stop the bout.

“He was a very tough fighter. I was prepared because of that,” Falcao said. “I saw that I hurt him, and I went for the knockout. I told myself that if I want to be a world champion, I needed to knock out this guy. Bob Arum, I’m ready for my title shot! I’ll go anywhere. Japan, Brazil, it doesn’t matter.”

— Tyler McCreary (16-0-1, 7 KOs) escaped with a split decision over veteran Jessie Cris Rosales (22-3, 10 KOs) in an eight-round lightweight fight. The scores were as followed: 77-75 McCreary, 77-75 Rosales and 78-74 McCreary.

— Middleweight prospect Tyler Howard (18-0, 11 KOs) secured an eight-round unanimous decision over Jamaal Davis (18-15-1, 7 KOs) by scores of 80-72 2X and 78-73.

— Heavyweight prospect Cassius Chaney (16-0, 10 KOs) knocked out Joel Caudle (8-3-2, 5 KOs) in the first round of a scheduled eight-rounder, knocking Caudle out of the ring before finishing things off moments later.

— Washington, D.C. native Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (33-0-1, 19 KO) thrilled the hometown fans, knocking out Colombian veteran Juan De Angel (21-12-1, 19 KOs) in the seventh round of a middleweight bout.

— In a battle of unbeaten lightweights, Rolando Vargas (3-0, 3 KOs) stopped Nathaniel Davis (1-1, 1 KO) at 1:50 of the second round of a crowd-pleasing brawl.

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Teofimo Lopez vs. Masayoshi Nakatani

Teofimo Lopez remains undefeated with a unanimous decision victory over Masayoshi Nakatani.

Scores were 118-110 twice and 119-109 for Lopez who now looks ahead to a clash with IBF titleholder, Richard Commey.

Maxim Dadashev vs. Subriel Matias

In an absolute war, two undefeated warriors laid it all on the line as Maxim Dadashev battled Subriel Matias in a scheduled 12-round bout.

The Puerto Rican Matias, who viciously worked the body all night, was just too much for Dadashev, resulting in a TKO victory.

Matias Quotes:

“First of all, I’m very grateful for this opportunity. I showed that I am not just a power puncher. I also can box. I was dominating the fight. I focused my offense on going to the body, and that’s how I stopped him from running.”

“Now that I won, I am focused on becoming a world champion. I will show I have the ability to become a world champion when I get the opportunity.”

“I hope that Maxim is alright. He is a great fighter and a warrior.”

Esquiva Falcao vs. Jesus Antonio Gutierrez

Esquiva Falcao employed a vicious body attack against Jesus Gutierrez and finally at 1:35 in Round 8 he got the TKO win.

Falcao improves to 24-0, 16 KOs.

Tyler McCreary vs. Jessie Cris Rosales

Tyler McCreary

Tyler McCreary took on Jessie Rosales in a scheduled eight-round bout that saw both men have success.

After a tougher-than-expected fight, McCreary walked away with a disputed split decision.

The judges saw the bout 77-75 for Rosales, 77-75 for McCreary and 78-74 for McCreary who improves to 16-0-1, 7 KOs.

Patrick Harris vs. Donald Ward

Cassius Chaney vs. Joel Caudle

Cassius Chaney scored one of the most vicious knockdowns you’ll ever see, sending Joel Caudle flying through the ropes face first.

After Caudle miraculously made it back into the ring, Chaney got right back to work and forced the ref to stop the fight.

Chaney improves to 16-0 with the knockout victory.

Tyler Howard vs. Jamaal Davis

Tyler Howard

Tyler Howard entered the contest as the touted prospect and with good reason. He beat Jamaal Davis from pillar to post for the better part of eight rounds and although Davis showed a granite chin, he offered little in return to really put the decision in doubt.

In the end, Howard won an eight-round unanimous decision with scores of 80-72 twice and 78-73.

Dusty Hernandez Harrison vs. Juan De Angel

Dusty Hernandez-Harrison looked sharp and probably better than he ever has as he defeated Juan De Angel by TKO at the 2:30 mark of Round 7.

Hernandez-Harrison was showered with cheers from his hometown crowd in the 33rd victory of his career.

Rolando Vargas vs. Nathaniel Lee Davis

Rolando Vargas and Nathaniel Davis came out firing huge shots at one another from the opening bell. But in the end it was Vargas’ better technique that allowed him to fire off the better shots and get out of the way of Davis’.

The ref had seen Davis absorb enough punishment and called the bout to a halt at 1:50 in Round 2 by TKO

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