Juan Manuel Lopez stops Gerry Peñalosa after nine rounds (video)
After nine grueling rounds, Puerto Rican sensation Juan Manuel Lopez retained his WBO junior featherweight title, stopping Filipino veteran boxer Gerry Peñalosa in their title fight at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
Trainer Freddie Roach decided to stop the fight between rounds nine and ten, thereby handing a technical knockout victory to Lopez. Peñalosa failed in his bid to win a third world title.
The 36-year-old boxer fought courageously on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) but was outpunched by the younger Puerto Rican champion.
Lopez, 25, threw an astounding 1,020 total punches and landed 444 to the body and head of the veteran, according to Compubox stats.
With his latest victory, Lopez improved his record to 25 wins and maintained his unblemished record (25-0-0, 23 KOs).
VIDEO: Juan Manuel Lopez defeats Gerry Peñalosa