Maidana vs Lopez – Full Fight

Maidana vs Lopez – Full Fight


[ BELL DINGS ] Lennon:
FIGHT FANS, HERE WE GO. IT’S TIME FOR THE BOUT
YOU’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR. Man #1:
THIS CROWD’S GOING WILD! Man #2:
MY GOD, LOOK AT THAT. HE IS IN TROUBLE!
LOOK AT HIS LEGS! Ranallo:
THE CROWD IS ELECTRIC! Man #3:
TYSON BRINGING IT ON. DOWN GOES BRUNO INTO THE ROPES! Man #4: A RIGHT BY BARKLEY,
AND HEARNS IS DOWN! Man #5: OH, DOWN GOES CHAVEZ FOR
THE FIRST TIME IN HIS CAREER! WHAT A SHOT
BY EVANDER HOLYFIELD! CASTILLO’S IN TROUBLE! Man:
WHAT A FIGHT! Lennon:
I-I-IT’S SHOWTIME! [ CROWD CHEERS ] Ranallo:
THESE TWO WARRIORS HAVE PROMISED
TO PUT IT ALL ON THE LINE, A PROMISE TO PUNISH EACH OTHER,
TO ENTERTAIN THE CROWD AND ASSERT THEMSELVES
IN A VERY COMPETITIVE DIVISION, THE WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION. [ BELL DINGS ] THE WICK HAS BEEN LIT. WE ARE UNDER WAY WITH THE MAIN
EVENT BETWEEN MARCOS MAIDANA, IN THE RED WITH BLACK, AND JOSESITO LOPEZ, IN THE WHITE
WITH BLACK AND GOLD. THE 152nd PROFESSIONAL ROUND
OF MAIDANA’S CAREER. THIS IS THE 201st ROUND AS A PRO
FOR THE RIVERSIDE ROCKY. Bernstein: YOU KNOW,
IN THE LAST FIGHT THAT WE SAW MAIDANA,
AGAINST JESUS SOTO KARASS, HIS RELATIVELY NEW TRAINER,
ROBERT GARCIA, WORKED ON HIM
USING THE JAB MORE. HE LANDED 22 JABS
IN THE FIRST ROUND, HIS HIGH OF HIS CAREER. LET’S SEE IF HE CONTINUES THAT
IN THIS FIGHT. HE’S RECORDED
10 FIRST-ROUND KNOCKOUTS, 27 OF HIS 30 WINS
VIA FORM OF A K.O. HAVE OCCURRED
INSIDE SIX ROUNDS. MEANWHILE, LOPEZ HAS
FIVE FIRST-ROUND VICTORIES TO HIS CREDIT. Malignaggi: BOTH GUYS COMING
OUT, ESTABLISHING THE JAB, HUH? MM-HMM. SO, A LITTLE BOXING.
WHY NOT? OOH. STINGING RIGHT HAND
BY LOPEZ. SET UP BY THE JAB. AND WE SEE THE HEIGHT AND REACH
OF LOPEZ. IF HE CAN USE IT EFFECTIVELY,
IT CAN BE VERY EFFECTIVE. REMEMBER, DEVON ALEXANDER
USED THAT AS HE BOXED MAIDANA IN MAIDANA’S MOVE
UP TO THE WELTERWEIGHT. YEAH, HIS FIRST FIGHT. ALEXANDER DOMINATED HIM. IT WORKED SO WELL
THAT MAIDANA THOUGHT, “HEY, I’M GONNA TRY
THIS BOXING STUFF.” YEAH, WHY NOT? MINUTE AND A HALF GONE
IN THE OPENING ROUND. OVERHAND RIGHT
CONNECTS BY LOPEZ. HE’S BEEN
THE MORE EFFECTIVE IN TERMS OF THE POWER SHOTS
EARLY ON. GOOD MOVEMENT BY LOPEZ. OF COURSE,
MAIDANA’S QUOTE WAS HE WANTED TO
GET INTO A BRAWL. IF LOPEZ IS WILLING, THIS IS GOING TO BE
A TOE-TO-TOE SLUGFEST FROM START TO FINISH. SO FAR, LOPEZ BOXING
A VERY SMART FIRST ROUND. A MINUTE — UNDER A MINUTE REMAINING
IN THE OPENING FRAME. THUS FAR, IT’S BEEN
THE TALE OF TWO JABS WITH A COUPLE OF
NICE RIGHT HANDS BY LOPEZ. BUT THERE’S A RIGHT HAND
BY MAIDANA. AND IN CLOSE. OH, AND LOPEZ
WITH A RIGHT HAND! AND TALKING TO LOPEZ’S TRAINER,
HENRY RAMIREZ, AL, HE WAS TALKING ABOUT
THE FACT THAT MAIDANA, AS WE SAW AGAINST SOTO KARASS,
CAN BE CHIPPY AT TIMES. AND HE SAID,
“YOU KNOW WHAT? WE’RE GONNA FIGHT FIRE
WITH FIRE.” WELL, THAT’S IF HE DOES
SOME ILLEGAL THINGS. THAT WAS A NICE, LEGAL
RIGHT HAND BY MAIDANA. AND I’LL TELL YOU,
THAT’S THE BIG PUNCH YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT. OH, AND A NICE COMBINATION
BY LOPEZ! THREE-PUNCH COMBO! THAT’S THE THING
ABOUT THESE GUYS. THEY CAN TRY TO BOX EACH OTHER,
BUT THEIR NATURAL INSTINCT, AS SOON AS THEY START
HITTING EACH OTHER, IS TO FIGHT. LEFT HOOK TO THE BODY
BY LOPEZ. SO, PERHAPS A SIGN
OF THINGS TO COME IN THE OPENING THREE MINUTES
HERE IN CARSON, CALIFORNIA. [ CROWD CHEERS ] THE EQUALIZER IN THIS FIGHT,
MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE, WOULD BE THE RIGHT HAND,
ESPECIALLY BY MAIDANA. AND THAT WAS A BEAUTY. BOY, HE THROWS
A GREAT RIGHT HAND. BUT LOPEZ,
AS IS HIS WONT, EVEN AFTER
TAKING THE LEFT HOOK, HIMSELF WILL COME BACK
WITH AN OVERHAND RIGHT. AND THEN,
LATER IN THE ROUND, AGAIN LOPEZ WOULD REPEAT
THE ACTION ON THE INSIDE WITH A RIGHT HAND, AS HE SET UP
WITH THE JAB AND THEN CUFFED HIM
WITH THAT RIGHT HAND. SO, WHEN YOU MAKE JOSESITO LOPEZ
FIGHT, HE WILL FIGHT. [ WHISTLE BLOWS ] ALL RIGHT? Ranallo: LOPEZ STARTED BOXING
AT EIGHT. HAD AROUND
70 AMATEUR FIGHTS. MAIDANA STARTED BOXING
AT 15. HE HAD
AROUND 80 AMATEUR BOUTS. AND ROUND 2 BEGINS. WE TALKED ABOUT MAIDANA
LIKED RUNNING THE JAB? 44 OF HIS 58 PUNCHES
WERE JABS. AND THEY’RE GETTING AT IT
HERE IN ROUND 2. RIGHT HAND LANDS BY MAIDANA.
AGAIN AT CLOSE QUARTERS. THEY TUSSLE
ALONG THE ROPES. THE REFEREE, DR. LOU MORET,
BREAKING THEM APART. DOUBLE JAB FROM MAIDANA. REIGNING TRAINER
OF THE YEAR, ROBERT GARCIA,
IN MAIDANA’S CORNER. HENRY RAMIREZ,
WHO ACTUALLY HAD LOPEZ STAY WITH HIM
DURING THIS TRAINING CAMP. LOPEZ HAS BEEN THROUGH SOME TUMULTUOUS TIMES
IN HIS LIFE, AS WELL, AS WE’VE DOCUMENTED
HERE ON SHOWTIME. HIS FATHER WAS INCARCERATED
ON DRUG CHARGES, THEN DEPORTED TO MEXICO,
JUST ACROSS THE BORDER. THEY SEE HIM ON OCCASION. AND WHILE
THEY’RE TRYING TO GET THAT DEPORTATION THING
TURNED AROUND, LOPEZ SAID,
“DURING MY TRAINING CAMP, “I DON’T THINK
ABOUT THAT. I DON’T DEAL WITH THAT.
THAT’LL COME AFTER.” LOPEZ TRYING TO
BOX MAIDANA HERE, BUT HE’S A LITTLE BIT JUMPY,
LIKE HE WANTS TO DO MORE. AND THAT’S A TEMPTATION FOR
A GUY WHO’S NOT USED TO BOXING, WHO’S USED TO SLUGGING, YET IS TRYING TO
BOX INTELLIGENTLY AGAINST A GUY MAYBE
HE SHOULDN’T SLUG AGAINST. AND MAIDANA,
LIKE FIGHTERS FLOYD MAYWEATHER
AND MIGUEL COTTO — RIGHT HAND
CONNECTS BY LOPEZ — MAIDANA STARTED
HIS OWN BOXING PROMOTION IN ARGENTINA LAST YEAR. AND LOPEZ BACKS HIM UP
IN THE CORNER. [ CROWD CHEERS ] LITTLE CHIPPY THERE AGAIN. THIS CAN’T
NOT BE FUN TONIGHT. NOW, LOPEZ, I THINK,
HAS UNDERUSED THE JAB A LITTLE. HERE COMES MAIDANA
CORNERING HIM. LOPEZ STUNS HIM WITH THE JAB,
AND NOW AN EXCHANGE. LOPEZ IN TROUBLE IN THE CORNER,
AS THEY TUSSLE. THEY’RE WRESTLING HERE.
LOPEZ WANTING TO CROWD MAIDANA. MAIDANA PUNCHING
HIS WAY OUT! HE TURNED LOPEZ AROUND
WITH THAT RIGHT HAND. AND THE BIGGER LOPEZ
WANTING TO MUSCLE MAIDANA, LEAN INTO HIM. BUT MAIDANA
FIGHTING OUT OF IT. I THINK HE WAS TRYING TO
SMOTHER HIM THERE. I THINK
HE FELT THAT HOOK. UNDER A MINUTE REMAINING
IN THE SECOND STANZA. BETTER ROUND FOR MAIDANA. COMING FORWARD. LEFT HOOK TO THE BODY
BY LOPEZ. THIS IS LOOKING LIKE THE KIND OF FIGHT
THAT MAIDANA WANTS. EVEN THOUGH IT’S BEEN
VERY EVENLY FOUGHT OVER THESE
FIRST TWO ROUNDS, THE PACE IN IT
AND THE WAY IT’S BEING FOUGHT I THINK
IS WHAT MAIDANA WANTS. UNDER 30 SECONDS REMAINING
IN THE SECOND ROUND. LOPEZ, A FAN FAVORITE. MAIDANA PUTTING PRESSURE. LEFT HOOK BY MAIDANA.
RIGHT HAND CONNECTS! AND ANOTHER RIGHT HAND! LOPEZ GETTING TAGGED
HERE IN ROUND 2. I THINK LOPEZ IS GONNA START
FIGHTING REAL SOON, GUYS. HE’S TRYING TO BOX. HE’S TRYING TO HOLD ON
TO THE GAME PLAN, BUT IT’S GETTING
HARDER AND HARDER. THE JAB
FINDING ITS MARK. [ BELL DINGS ] GREAT ROUND FOR MAIDANA. [ CROWD CHEERS ] INTERESTED SPECTATOR
ISRAEL VAZQUEZ INVOLVED IN ONE OF
THE MORE MEMORABLE TRILOGIES. I KNOW HE FOUGHT RAFAEL MARQUEZ
FOUR TIMES, AND THE THIRD FIGHT WAS RIGHT
HERE AT THE HOME DEPOT CENTER, BACK IN MARCH OF 2008. SO, VAZQUEZ ON THE OUTSIDE
LOOKING IN TONIGHT, ONE OF THE GREAT WARRIORS
IN BOXING HISTORY. WE GO BACK TO WHAT WAS
A MEMORABLE ROUND HERE IN THE LAST ROUND. THIS IS WHERE MAIDANA LANDS
JUST A BIG RIGHT HAND. NOW, THAT WENT OFF THE TOP OF
THE HEAD OF LOPEZ. SO, IT HURT HIS EQUILIBRIUM,
I THINK. AND THEN MAIDANA KEEPS PUNCHING,
OF COURSE. AND TOWARD
THE END OF THE ROUND, MAIDANA TRAPPING LOPEZ
AGAINST THE ROPES AND RIPPING PUNCHES. AND, AGAIN, THE OVERHAND RIGHT
IS A BIG WEAPON. AND HE IS HAVING A HARD TIME,
LOPEZ IS, KEEPING HIM OFF DURING THE COURSE
OF THOSE ROUNDS. THE BELL, AND ROUND 3 BEGINS
HERE AT THE HOME DEPOT CENTER. RECORD CROWD
IN ATTENDANCE. MAURO RANALLO
ALONG WITH AL BERNSTEIN AND PAULIE MALIGNAGGI
RINGSIDE. MAIDANA IN
THE RED WITH BLACK. LOPEZ SPORTING THE WHITE
WITH BLACK-AND-GOLD TRUNKS. AND AGAIN
AT CLOSE QUARTERS. ROUGHHOUSING,
TRYING TO PUNCH OUT. STOP. COME ON.
STOP IT. LOPEZ STINGS MAIDANA
WITH THE JAB. BUT IT’S MAIDANA — TRIPLE JAB AND STRAIGHT
RIGHT HAND, PAULIE. Malignaggi:
THAT’S THE THING, MAN. AND IT’S JOSESITO TRYING
TO ESTABLISH THE BOXING HERE. BUT IF MAIDANA STARTS TO LAND HIS OWN JAB
AND STRAIGHT PUNCHES, IT’S GONNA BE DIFFICULT FOR JOSESITO TO WIN
EVEN TRYING TO BOX — EVEN IF MAIDANA
BOXES WITH HIM. YEAH. AND MAIDANA DOESN’T WANT TO
BOX ANYMORE. YEAH, OF COURSE. ESPECIALLY ONCE HE STARTS
TO LAND THOSE KIND OF SHOTS. RIGHT HAND BY LOPEZ.
LEAD RIGHT CONNECTS. THAT’S THE THING. THESE GUYS ARE NOT GONNA BE SHY
ABOUT UNLOADING OFFENSE. AND THEY’RE BOTH PRETTY
HITTABLE, TO SAY THE LEAST. THE PLAN FOR LOPEZ,
AND HENRY RAMIREZ SAID IT — DON’T BE GREEDY
OFFENSIVELY. LAND PUNCHES. TAKE A WALK.
LAND PUNCHES. TAKE A WALK. AS PAULIE POINTED OUT, THAT’S JUST NOT SOMETHING
HE DOES ALL THE TIME. THAT’S THE DIFFICULT PART. YEAH. LOPEZ ON THE ROPES. MAIDANA COMING IN. AND CONNECTS
WITH A RIGHT HAND. SEE, LOPEZ STARTS TO BOX… OH! …BUT THEN HIS INSTINCTS
ARE TO LET GO, WINGING SHOTS LIKE THAT. AND LOPEZ UNCORKED
A LOOPING RIGHT HAND THAT FOUND ITS TARGET. MAIDANA WITH
THE DOUBLE JAB. STRAIGHT LEFT HAND TO THE BODY
BY LOPEZ. THE QUESTION IN THIS FIGHT
WILL BE, CAN LOPEZ HURT MAIDANA OR AT LEAST STUN HIM
TO STOP HIM? HE JUST HURT HIM
WITH A RIGHT HAND. STOP! STOP! FINAL MINUTE
OF THE THIRD ROUND. LOPEZ CATCHING SOME OF
THOSE PUNCHES WITH HIS GLOVES, BUT MAIDANA SWARMING HIM
AGGRESSIVELY ON THE ATTACK. MAIDANA SNEAKS THE JAB
THROUGH THE GUARD. LEFT HOOK TO THE BODY!
UPSTAIRS WITH A RIGHT HAND! AND MAIDANA
BEGINNING TO — AND LOPEZ SAYS,
“HEY, BRING IT. I LIKE IT.
LET’S GO.” AND THERE’S LOPEZ
COMING BACK WITH A COMBINATION
OF HIS OWN! Malignaggi:
AND THAT’S THE THING. THAT’S THE THING.
LOPEZ NOT SHY ABOUT FIGHTING. [ CROWD CHEERS ] FORGET ABOUT BOXING! HE’S MORE INTERESTED
IN BRAWLING! YOU MIGHT AS WELL
GO OUT ON YOUR SHIELD HERE. LOPEZ SAID, “YOU KNOW WHAT?
I’M A FIGHTER.” AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT HE DID
AGAINST ALVAREZ. RAMIREZ WANTED TO STOP IT
AFTER ROUND 4. LOPEZ SAID, “AT LEAST ALLOW ME
TO GO OUT ON MY SHIELD.” AND THAT’S WHAT HE DID. A GREAT START
TO THIS FIGHT! AND SOMEONE WHO KNOWS ABOUT
GREAT FIGHTS, ABNER MARES, TAKING IN THE ACTION, THE FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION AND A HUGE FAN FAVORITE
IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD. EARLY IN THE ROUND, MARCOS MAIDANA
LANDING THE POWER PUNCHES THAT ARE HIS SIGNATURE. THE RIGHT HAND — THIS ONE
STRAIGHTER THAN NORMAL. AND THEN A JAB
THAT HURT LOPEZ. AND ONCE HE GOT LOPEZ
ON THE ROPES, OF COURSE, HE RIPS THOSE SHOTS. LOPEZ TRYING TO
TIE HIM UP. LATER IN THE ROUND,
THOUGH — AND HERE’S THE SIGNIFICANT THING
ABOUT THIS — WE ASKED, “COULD LOPEZ HURT
MAIDANA WITH SOMETHING?” WELL, HE LANDED
SOME BIG POWER PUNCHES TOWARD THE END
OF THAT ROUND, PUNCHES THAT I THINK
MAY HAVE HAD SOME KIND OF IMPACT
ON MAIDANA — THAT RIGHT HAND
SPECIFICALLY. AND HE PUSHED HIM BACK. IF HE CAN
CONTINUE TO DO THAT, IT MIGHT NOT EVEN BE
GOING OUT ON HIS SHIELD. IT MIGHT BE COMING IN
ON HIS SHIELD. EXACTLY, AL. IT’S ALMOST LIKE
MAIDANA WAS LIKE, “WHOA! YOU STARTED FIGHTING.” YEAH, “WHAT’S THAT ABOUT?” “I EXPECTED THIS IN ROUND 1.” “THAT’S NOT RIGHT.” LOPEZ LIKES TO COUNTERATTACK
OFF THE ROPES. WE’VE SEEN IN THE PAST THAT HE POSSESSES
A DANGEROUS RIGHT UPPERCUT. WE SAW IT
AGAINST VICTOR ORTIZ. NOW UTILIZING THE JAB. MAIDANA RESPONDS IN KIND. YOU KNOW, THE LAST FOUR
OPPONENTS OF LOPEZ HAVE HAD A RECORD OF 102-3-4,
COMBINED RECORD. HE’S BEEN IN
AGAINST TOP MEN. AND NOW LOPEZ HURTING MAIDANA
ALONG THE ROPES! MAIDANA TRYING TO AVOID
THE ATTACK, BUT LOPEZ CONNECTED. YOU KNOW WHAT? LOPEZ’S MAIN INSTINCT
IS TO FIGHT, AND HE’S HAVING
MUCH MORE SUCCESS FIGHTING THAN HE IS
WHEN HE’S BOXING. HE MIGHT AS WELL FIGHT. IT’S BETTER FOR HIM,
AND IT’S BETTER FOR US. AND LOPEZ UNLEASHING
ANOTHER THREE-PUNCH COMBINATION, AS WE TAKE A LOOK
AT THE TOTAL POWER PUNCHES. BOTH MEN LANDING POWER PUNCHES,
AND NOW IT’S LOPEZ. LOOK HOW EVEN THIS IS. THAT’S STAGGERING. WE ASKED,
“COULD LOPEZ HURT MAIDANA?” WE HAVE OUR ANSWER.
HE CAN. INCENDIARY INGREDIENTS IN PLACE
FOR A COMBUSTIBLE CONTEST, AND THEY’RE BLOWING IT UP HERE,
ROUND 4. UNDER 2 MINUTES REMAINING. THIS IS THE FOURTH FIGHT
AT WELTERWEIGHT FOR MAIDANA, AND HE’S FINDING IT DIFFICULT
RIGHT NOW AGAINST LOPEZ, WHO, OF COURSE, IS RELATIVELY
NEW TO THIS DIVISION, AS WELL. A LEFT HOOK TO THE BODY AND A LEFT HOOK UPSTAIRS
STAGGERS MAIDANA! LOPEZ LANDS A RIGHT! LOPEZ HURT HIM
TO THE BODY. AND MAIDANA! [ CROWD CHEERS ] RULING IT — HE DIDN’T RULE IT
A KNOCKDOWN. WOW. BUT MAIDANA WENT TO HOLD. HE WENT TO HOLD BECAUSE HE WAS
HURT FROM THAT BODY SHOT. THAT’S WHAT CAUSED HIM TO SLIP
TO BEGIN WITH. MAIDANA HAS BEEN DOWN ON THE
DECK FIVE TIMES IN HIS CAREER. LOPEZ FOUR TIMES. AND LOPEZ STORMING BACK
HERE IN ROUND 4. NOW MAIDANA FORCED
TO BE THE BOXER, TRYING TO USE THAT JAB
THAT THEY’VE WORKED SO HARD ON TO KEEP LOPEZ AT BAY. THAT’S THE THING. IT’S HARD TO
RECOVER FROM THOSE BODY SHOTS. HE’S STILL RECOVERING.
I’M TELLING YOU. HE’S NOT LOOKING TO OVERTHROW
TOO MANY PUNCHES RIGHT NOW. I WOULD SAY THE CROWD IS TRYING TO BLOW THE ROOF
OFF THIS PLACE, BUT THERE IS NO ROOF. WE’RE IN
THE GREAT OUTDOORS, AND FISTIC FIREWORKS
ON DISPLAY. AND THE POWER PUNCHES
IN THIS ROUND THUS FAR — A HUGE EDGE FOR LOPEZ. WELL, HE HAS LANDED
SOME AMAZING SHOTS. HE’S SHUT HIM OUT,
PRACTICALLY. COUNTER RIGHT HAND THERE. STILL SHOWING SOME TIMING
AS WELL AS THE BRAWLING. DOUBLE JAB, AS WELL. 30 SECONDS
LEFT IN THE ROUND. AND THERE’S A JAB
FROM MAIDANA. MAIDANA NOT PANICKING,
USING THE JAB AGAIN, TRYING TO FIND
THE DISTANCE. BUT GETS TAGGED TWICE
WITH A STRAIGHT RIGHT HAND BY THE RIVERSIDE ROCKY! TWO OF THEM. AND ANOTHER JAB. AND IT’S ALL LOPEZ
IN ROUND 4! A COUPLE OF LEFT HOOKS
TO THE BODY. WOW! WHAT A FIGHT,
WHAT A NIGHT, HERE IN CARSON, CALIFORNIA! [ BELL DINGS ] [ CROWD CHEERS ] Interpreter: SIT DOWN.
LET’S BREATHE. NICE AND DEEP.
BREATHE NICE AND DEEP. THIS IS NOTHING.
THIS IS NOTHING. CALM DOWN. AND YOU HAVE TO GO INSIDE.
YOU’RE GIVING HIM DISTANCE. IF YOU GIVE HIM DISTANCE,
HE’S GONNA TAG YOU. WE LOOK AT
EARLY IN THE ROUND, WHERE LOPEZ TOOK OVER
IN THIS FIGHT. STARTED LANDING BIG SHOTS. PUSHED MAIDANA
AGAINST THE ROPES. NOW, THIS WAS NOT CALLED
OFFICIALLY A KNOCKDOWN, BUT HE GOT IN
WITH A BIG BODY SHOT THERE. AND PAULIE RIGHTFULLY
POINTED OUT HE’S PROBABLY HURT. AND THEN WE END UP HAVING
KIND OF A SLIPPING ACTION AND MAIDANA FALLING DOWN. NOW, HERE,
THAT’S WHERE HE’S GOING DOWN. BUT HE WAS HURT, CLEARLY,
BEFORE THAT ALL HAPPENED. FIFTH ROUND UNDER WAY. LOPEZ WAS THE CAPTAIN OF HIS HIGH SCHOOL
CROSS-COUNTRY TRACK TEAM. HE WON A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
HIS SENIOR YEAR BUT TURNED DOWN
A TRACK SCHOLARSHIP TO TURN PRO AS A BOXER. PAULIE,
YOU CAN NEVER ACCUSE HIM OF WEARING HIS TRACK SHOES
IN THE RING. Malignaggi: NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT.
HE’S ALL FIGHTER, MAN. OF COURSE, MAIDANA’S BEEN
RUNNING INTO A FEW OF HIS SHOTS, AND MAIDANA LOOKING TO
BOUNCE BACK HERE IN ROUND 5. A MAN WITH
POTENT PUNCHING POWER. 30 OF HIS 33 VICTORIES
HAVE COME INSIDE THE DISTANCE. WELL, DON’T COUNT
MAIDANA OUT. THIS IS A GUY WHO WAS DOWN AGAINST BOTH VICTOR ORTIZ
AND AMIR KHAN AND GAVE THEM BOTH HELL. HE WAS DOWN THREE TIMES
AGAINST ORTIZ. HE REBOUNDS WELL. UNOFFICIAL SHOWTIME SCORING
THROUGH FOUR ROUNDS. WE ARE ALL
IN TOTAL AGREEMENT. AND, STEVE,
WHY DO WE SEE THIS AS A DRAW? Farhood:
BOTH GUYS HAVE HAD SO MANY GREAT MOMENTS
OF POWER PUNCHING. I NEVER THOUGHT LOPEZ COULD WIN
THIS TYPE OF FIGHT AGAINST A BIGGER PUNCHER
IN MAIDANA. AND LOPEZ BEGINNING TO
ASSERT HIMSELF AGAIN WITH THE
COMBINATION PUNCHING. MAIDANA COMING THROUGH WITH THE LEFT AND THE RIGHT
THROUGH THE GUARD. BUT IT’S BEEN LOPEZ BUSIER
AND MORE PROFICIENT. Malignaggi: THERE’S A SLIGHT
ADJUSTMENT ON LOPEZ’S PART. HE’S STILL USING HIS LEGS
FOR DEFENSE, WHICH IS GOOD, ‘CAUSE IT’S THROWING
MAIDANA’S TIMING OFF. YET,
WHEN HE GETS OFFENSIVE, IT’S NOT JUST A JAB
AND A RIGHT HAND. HE’S UNLOADING A VIOLENT
COMBINATION EVERY TIME, AND THAT
KIND OF CONTROLS MAIDANA. HE’S DOING
WHAT RAMIREZ WANTED — THROWING PUNCHES THAT MATTER,
THEN MOVING. AND IT’S WORKING FOR HIM
RIGHT NOW. EXACTLY —
WHILE EARLY ON, HE WAS MOVING, BUT HE WASN’T MAKING THE PUNCHES
COUNT WHEN HE WOULD LAND THEM. 1:11 LEFT
IN THE FIFTH ROUND. A BACK-AND-FORTH BATTLE,
JUST AS ANTICIPATED, BETWEEN JOSESITO LOPEZ
AND MARCOS MAIDANA. LOPEZ CAME IN 2 POUNDS UNDER
THE WELTERWEIGHT LIMIT, BUT SO FAR HANGING IN THERE
WITH MAIDANA, WHO IS 2-1 AT 147. REMEMBER,
LOPEZ STARTED LIGHTWEIGHT, WENT TO
JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT, JUMPED UP TWO WEIGHT CLASSES
TO FACE ALVAREZ. BUT LOOKING VERY COMFORTABLE
HERE AT 147 — AS MAIDANA
BACK ON THE ATTACK. LET HIM GO.
BREAK. THIS HAS BEEN
A PRETTY COMPETITIVE ROUND. A RIGHT HAND BY MAIDANA
HURTS LOPEZ. YEAH, AND THAT WAS EVIDENCE
OF IT RIGHT THERE. OH, A COUPLE OF RIPPING
LEFT HOOKS TO THE BODY! THE UPPERCUT BY MAIDANA. LOPEZ, ON THE ROPES,
NEEDS TO GET OUT OF THERE. MAIDANA TEEING OFF! Malignaggi: THIS IS WHAT I MEAN
ABOUT MAIDANA. HE COMES BACK. AND LOPEZ UNABLE TO COUNTER
OFF THE ROPES, AS WE’VE SEEN HIM DO
IN THE PAST. MAIDANA PUTTING THE LEATHER
ON LOPEZ HERE IN THE FINAL SECONDS
OF ROUND NUMBER 5. [ BELL DINGS ] HE ROLLED
THAT RIGHT HAND. [ CROWD CHEERS ] AN ATTENDANCE RECORD
HAS BEEN SET TONIGHT HERE AT
THE HOME DEPOT CENTER. 8,629 FANS HERE
TO WATCH THESE WELTERWEIGHTS. AND, BOY, HAVE THEY GOT
MORE THAN THEIR MONEY’S WORTH WITH THE CO-FEATURE, AND, OF COURSE,
THUS FAR HERE IN THE MAIN EVENT. A VERY ELECTRIC ATMOSPHERE,
AS WE HEAD INTO THE CORNERS. HEY, DON’T GET LAZY
WITH THAT JAB. HE’S LOOKING TO TIME YOU.
I NEED YOU TO START CHANGEUP. MIX IN SOME FEINTS NOW,
RIGHT? LEAD WITH THE RIGHT HAND, BUT I NEED YOU CHANGING IT UP,
ALL RIGHT? YOU GOT YOUR BREATHING.
YOU GOT YOUR BREATHING. HOW WE FEELING? GOOD. LISTEN TO ME.
HEY, HEY, HEY. Interpreter:
THAT’S THE ROUND. YOU ATTACK
AND THEN HOLD HIM, ‘CAUSE HE’S GONNA
COME BACK AT YOU. JAB, JAB, AND THEN KEEP
HITTING HIM WITH THAT. [ WHISTLE BLOWS ] KEEP MOVING LATERAL.
LATERAL MOVEMENTS, OKAY? THAT WAS A GOOD ROUND. Ranallo: SO, PAULIE,
A GOOD ROUND FOR MAIDANA, BUT THEY WANT
A LITTLE MORE FOOTWORK, A LITTLE MORE MOVEMENT. Malignaggi: WELL, YEAH. [ BELL DINGS ] THEY GOT TO
KEEP JOSESITO GUESSING. AND, AL,
WHAT ABOUT JOSESITO LOPEZ, ABSORBING PUNISHMENT
ALONG THE ROPES BUT REALLY SHOWING THAT HE IS
BOTH A BOXER AND A BRAWLER? WELL, WE TALK ABOUT
THE RIGHT HAND OF MAIDANA. BUT THE LEFT HOOK TO THE BODY
HELPED SET THINGS UP. AND THERE’S THAT RIGHT HAND
FROM MAIDANA ON CUE. AND HERE’S
A FURIOUS EXCHANGE! LEAD LEFT HOOK
BY LOPEZ. MAIDANA BACKS AWAY. STILL WORKING
BEHIND THE JAB, NOT FORGETTING
THE BASIC FUNDAMENTAL — AS WE TAKE A LOOK
AT OUR SOCIAL MEDIA. FROM SAMMY J. — “ALREADY A TOP CANDIDATE
FOR FIGHT OF THE YEAR.” THERE HAVE BEEN MANY OF THEM
HERE AT THE HOME DEPOT CENTER, AND I CANNOT ARGUE
THAT POINT, AL. A LOT OF GREAT FIGHTS ALREADY
THIS YEAR IN BOXING, BUT WE KNEW THIS ONE WOULD
RANK WITH THEM, IN TERMS OF — OH, AND THE RIGHT HAND
DROPS LOPEZ FOR THE FIFTH TIME
IN HIS CAREER! [ CROWD CHEERS ] ON THE TEMPLE. COME HERE.
ALL RIGHT? SHORT-CIRCUITED
HIS THOUGHT PROCESS. A LONG TIME LEFT
IN THIS ROUND. AND AGAIN HE GETS HURT
WITH ANOTHER RIGHT HAND! AND ANOTHER RIGHT!
LOPEZ BOUNCING OFF THE ROPES! MAIDANA MAULING LOPEZ! HE’S GOT TO HOLD HIM, GUYS. AND DR. LOU MORET STEPS IN!
HE HAS SEEN ENOUGH! MAIDANA RECORDS
HIS 31st KNOCKOUT WIN! I DON’T KNOW
THAT HE WAS SO HURT — I WAS GONNA SAY, PAULIE. BUT YOU GOT TO HOLD. IF YOU’RE NOT
GONNA PUNCH BACK, YOU GOT TO HOLD
IN THAT SITUATION. THE REFEREE DOESN’T KNOW. I WILL SAY IT ONCE, AND I WILL SAY IT
UNTIL THE DAY I DIE, AL — I’D RATHER SEE IT STOPPED
ONE PUNCH TOO SOON THAN ONE PUNCH TOO LATE. HE WAS TAKING
A LOT OF BIG SHOTS, AND YOU CAN CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND
THAT STOPPAGE. FOR MARCOS MAIDANA, A COMEBACK VICTORY
AFTER ABSORBING BIG PUNCHES. MARCOS MAIDANA DEFEATS THE ALWAYS GAME,
THE ALWAYS GUTSY JOSESITO LOPEZ, AND HE SETS HIMSELF UP FOR
A MAJOR PAYDAY AT WELTERWEIGHT. YEAH, YEAH. AND MAYBE AGAINST YOU,
PAULIE MALIGNAGGI. YOU NEVER KNOW,
AND I’LL TELL YOU WHAT — I DON’T THINK ANYBODY’S GONNA
COMPLAIN ABOUT SEEING HIM AGAIN. AS A FAN. MAIDANA WAS ABLE TO COMPLETELY TURN THIS FIGHT
AROUND IN THIS LAST ROUND, AND IT WAS THE RIGHT HAND. THAT ONE TO THE BODY. BUT THE OVERHAND RIGHT IS SUCH
A TREMENDOUS WEAPON FOR HIM, AND IN THIS CASE
IT SENT LOPEZ DOWN. AND THE KEY TO THIS,
AS WE TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT IT, IS THAT IT WAS SO EARLY
IN THE ROUND, THERE WASN’T TIME
FOR LOPEZ TO RECOVER. FIRST RIGHT HAND TO THE BODY,
SECOND ONE TO THE HEAD. YEP, ALMOST A DOUBLE RIGHT,
REALLY, IF YOU WILL. GETS YOU THINKING ABOUT IT. AND WE LOOK AT IT AGAIN,
PAULIE, AND THE POWER HE HAS IN THAT
RIGHT HAND IS EXTRAORDINARY. YEP.
OH, AND IT LANDED FLUSH. LEFT HAND LOW
FOR LOPEZ. AND AS WE POINTED OUT
AND WE SHOWED YOU, THE RIGHT TO THE BODY
HELPED SET THAT UP. THEN, JOSESITO LOPEZ,
WHO IS A BRAVE WARRIOR BUT WAS GETTING NAILED
WITH PUNCHES LIKE THAT UPPERCUT AND WASN’T HOLDING,
AS PAULIE POINTED OUT, AND WASN’T REALLY
PUNCHING BACK. AND I THINK THE FACT
THAT HE WAS STUMBLING. THAT LAST RIGHT HAND — YEAH.
GREAT STOPPAGE. YEAH,
GAVE LOU MORET THE IDEA THAT THIS FIGHT
SHOULD BE STOPPED. AND I THINK IT WOULD BE
HARD TO ARGUE WITH THIS AT THIS JUNCTURE. MAIDANA WAS
LIGHTING UP LOPEZ. THE OVERHAND RIGHT
OF MAIDANA — IF THAT PUNCH
GETS IN AGAINST YOU, AND YOU’RE 140 OR 147 POUNDS,
YOU’VE GOT A PROBLEM, AND LOPEZ DID. WHAT A TREMENDOUS FIGHT. AND THAT YOUNG MAN, LOPEZ,
IS A VERY, VERY GAME FIGHTER. BUT THE 31st KNOCKOUT
FOR THIS MAN. MARCOS MAIDANA CAPS OFF
A MEMORABLE NIGHT OF FIGHTS. LET’S THROW IT UP
TO JOE MARTINEZ. [ BELL DINGS ] Martinez: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
BEFORE WE MAKE IT OFFICIAL, PLEASE, ONE MORE TIME
PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER FOR THE TRUE SPIRIT
THAT WAS DISPLAYED INSIDE THE BOXING RING TONIGHT. WE HAD TWO TRUE WARRIORS
GOING TOE-TO-TOE FOR NEARLY SIX FULL ROUNDS. [ CROWD CHEERS ] THE OFFICIAL TIME
OF THE STOPPAGE COMES AT 1:18,
ROUND NUMBER 6. YOUR WINNER BY K.O. VICTORY AND NOW THE WBA INTERCONTINENTAL
WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION, MARCOS “EL CHINO” MAIDANA! —Captions by VITAC —
www.vitac.com

100 Comments

  1. Josesito Lopez…pelea sin webos…teniendo la ventaja del evidente sobrepeso…muy pendejo…ni eso supo aprovechar…cuando veia que Maidana se hacercaba, se le arrugaba todo… otro wey igual q el campeonsito enclenque – el michoacano culerón del Leo Santacruz.

  2. por el chino si pago pa ver una pelea estos otros vatos no saven nada. como ese canelo culero y asta mayweather pura basura de boxeo dan no se mucho de boxeo pero esos putasos del chino me divierten jajaja

  3. La mayoría de los boxeadores de sangre mexicana pero nacidos en USA. son puñetas. Son educados delicadamente. Puñetines

  4. Si señor maidana es un gran peleador…es un varón…Como humano…
    Cayó pero como hombre se levantó y peleó como macho!y ganó.
    Bien por esa maidana.

  5. "Witht is win, Maidana sets himself up for a big payday in a fight at welterweight!…. maybe against YOU, Pauly Malinaggini!"    ……………….. pauly instantly breaks out in a cold sweat as a trickle of pee runs down his leg "ya." he  squeaks back barely able to keep his dinner from spewing out on the commentators table at the thought of Chino raining right hand hellfire bombs down on him and his silly haircut.

  6. El árbitro tramposo se nota que se dejó comprar por López para que no le cobren las faltas que hacía con la cabeza y las agarradas de brazo por otro lado el entrenador de maidana no es bueno porque sólo le enseña al golpear y no a defenderse

  7. Nadie se pregunta que es ATILRA? SPONSOR ser Maidana? EL SINDICATO DE LECHEROS. Saludos desde la tierra de Pascualito Perez, Nicolino Locce, Carlos Monzón y Víctor Galíndez (Salón de la Fama del Boxeo)

  8. i would say not a great fighter his technique is a bit wild ,but damm good, never boring pretty good power ,big heart…

  9. López es un pendejo , el poder lo tiene en la derecha y casi nunca tiro con derecha y cuado lo iso puso a maidana en problemas 🤦‍♂️,
    En cambio maidana cuando lo dañó no lo dejó ir esa es la deferencia!!

  10. In his prime Maidana beat Mayweather twice. He beat a number of worthy contenders n ex champs. Wondering why he didnt fight Pacman. If he did, it wuld hv bn one of t greatest fights.

  11. Lopez el boxeador más pendejo y perdedor nació para perder no sabe terminar oponentes u recibe muchos golpes no es de grandes ligas y López no debe porta

  12. Im from Philippines and my hero is Pacquiao but if madaina face in his prime in thurman or new boxer today.. today boxer will be.killd .with his power

  13. Me dan gracias los comentaristas, El Chino Maidana es una bestia, le puedes golpear pero cuando vuelve lo hace con más fuerza, que si la culpa es porque López no se recuperó, que si lo otro, el chino lo estaba machacando amigos. El chino tiene martillos en las manos.

  14. CHINO SIEMPRE COMO EL TREN
    PARA ENFRENTE SIEMPRE
    MUY BUEN BOXEADOR
    DESPACITO SIN HACER MUCHO RUIDO..
    todo un campeón chinoooo,chinoooo…
    oleeeeee ole ole oleeeeee chino chinooo

  15. porque los rincones no tiraran la toalla antes que el arbitro o ninguno lo haga y siguen lastimando "a su pupilo" .Verguenza dan y los arbitrajes son de terror, Incluidos los argentinos

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