MASHANTUCKET, CT — Hank Lundy (20-1-1, 10 KOs) rebounded from a disastrous last appearance on Friday Night Fights with a solid unanimous decision over Patrick Lopez (20-4, 12 KOs).
The bigger Lopez struggled immensely with Lundy’s faster hands and feet. Lopez was constantly beaten to the punch and found himself plodding after Lundy. The switch-hitting Lundy found most of his success when he fought from southpaw. In the 2nd, he scored a balance knockdown off a straight left-right hook combination.
Lopez did better in the middle rounds when Lundy spent time fighting from an orthodox stance. Lopez would land sporadic straight rights, but couldn’t get enough momentum to corner Lundy and get him in serious trouble.
Lopez’s best round was the eighth. Lundy slowed down courtesy of Lopez’s excellent right hooks to the body. Lopez controlled the entire round and had Lundy covering up on the ropes throughout the stanza.
Lundy regained his movement in the last two rounds, and had Lopez second-guessing himself off of feints. This tactic allowed Lundy to outbox Lopez and finish the bout strong, reversing his last-bout collapse to John Molina last July.
All three judges awarded Hank Lundy the fight with scores of 99-91, 97-92 and 95-94.
Super-middleweight Vladine Biosse (11-0, 6 KOs) improved his undefeated record with a one-sided, five round drubbing of Tim Connors (10-3, 7 KOs). Biosse landed at will and scored two knockdowns, the last coming off a double left hook to the head. In the other televised bout, Elvin Ayala (22-5-1, 10 KOs) utilized a consistent body attack to break down Joe Gardner (7-2-1, 1 KO). Ayala’s left hook downstairs caused Gardner to visibly grimace in pain and hit the canvas twice in the fourth. The fight was called off in the corner preceding the fifth round.