What seemed like a routine win for Lopez, easoecually early where he dominated turned into a turning point for his career as he scraped through the end. His power often bailed him out and it nearly didnt this time, it wouldnt v Salido and that was pretty much it for Lopez.
Round 12 pure heart in mouth stuff. Juanma gave Mtagwa everything what he wanted, lost control and fell into his fight. He looked vulnerable out there too. Open for right hands all night. Cranky, frustrated. Getting into dumb exchanges. Forgot to jab not much body work.
I remember at the time this being seen as a robbery. I see a casual impression of that since Rogers had varying success rds 1-6. He had his own way second half of the fight. Plus that final round. I feel like he deserved more on my card somehow. But I don't think Rogers was clinical enough to win on the cards.
Happy with the official score cards. Brought back some forum memories this fight. Juanma hype was mostly downhill after this