[Video] Ganigan Lopez Defeats Yu Kimura, Wins 1st Jr. Flyweight Title

Posted: March 5, 2016 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Fight Reports
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KYOTO, JAPAN — Ganigan Lopez laid claim to his first world title by defeating Yu Kimura for the WBC world light flyweight title.

Lopez, who failed in a world title bid against Pedro Guevara last July, proved to be a predatory challenger in keeping constant pressure while maintaining versatility to outbox Kimura at mid-range.

Kimura, making his first defense since lifting the belt from Guevara in November, never managed to get into an offensive groove and found himself outlanded 3-1 in most exchanges.

Judge Juan Carlos Pelayo scored the fight even (114-114). He was overruled by Cathy Leonard and Gary Ritter, who had it 119-109 and 118-110, respectively.





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