The arranged for 12 rounds world champion bout went the complete range. Rodriguez triumphed, sending out Lopez to the canvas 3 times in the last round. All 3 ratings were 120-105.
With the success by consentaneous choice, Emmanuel Rodriguez enhanced to 22-2, 13 KOs and gained back the belt. The 30-year-old of Manati, Puerto Rico likewise made his 3rd win in a row and ended up being a two-time bantamweight champ.
“This is the outcome of 6 months of effort in Mexico,” stated Rodriguez. “This would not have actually been possible without my whole group. I had the ability to end up being a champ when again 5 years later on thanks to them. Let's go Latin America, let's go Puerto Rico, and let's go Mexico!”
“I stayed calm in spite of the headbutt that triggered my eye to inflate in the 2nd round. It kept getting more inflamed, however my group did an impressive task keeping it at bay. I never ever had an issue with my vision throughout the battle.”
“We dealt with being effective and purposeful with our power punches, besides flaunting our abilities.”
“I desire [Alexandro] Santiago next. He states that he does not believe anyone can beat him at 118 pounds, however I'm here to show him incorrect.”
Miami, Florida-based Melvin Lopez dropped to 29-2, 19 KOs. The 25-year-old local of Managua, Nicaragua failed his very first effort to land a world title, which snapped his eight-win streak.
“I believed that Rodriguez was going to run out of gas, due to the fact that I was striking him, however the ref was frustrating and kept obstructing stating I was landing low blows,” Lopez stated.
“The last round pissed me off. I felt I was strong up until then. I wanted to pass away inside the ring in order to get a win, however I lost.”
In Australia, the occasion aired live on Sunday, August 13.
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