Angel Acosta vs Ganigan Lopez Preview March 30th
Puerto Rico’s Angel Acosta will be defending his WBO Light Flyweight Title on the line again this Saturday, March 30th when he takes on Ganigan Lopez of Mexico. The 12-round bout can be seen live from Indio, California in North America on DAZN. Acosta last fought in October when he stopped Abraham Rodriguez in the second round. Lopez was last in action in November when he beat Ricardo Rodriguez by a 10-round unanimous decision.
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Acosta vs Lopez Betting Odds
- Ganigan Lopez +300
- Angel Acosta -455
The 28-year-old Acosta turned pro back in 2012 and has compiled a fine record so far at 19-1 along with 19 Kos. He’s obviously known as a big hitter with a current knockout ratio of 95 per cent and all of his victories coming by way of stoppage. The champion stands 5-feet-4-inches tall with a reach of 63.5 inches. He’s boxed a total of 86 rounds since turning pro and this will be the third defence of his title. He’s displayed a solid chin so far as well as good boxing skills and has proven to be a handful for everybody he’s faced.
Acosta’s only pro defeat came at the hands of Kosei Tanaka of Japan in May of 2017 by unanimous decision in a shot at Tanaka’s WBO Light Flyweight Title. Tanaka then vacated the belt and moved up in weight while Acosta took on Juan Alejo for the crown. He stopped Alejo in the 10th round and then defended the title with a 12th-round TKO over Carlos Buitrago last June and then against Rodriguez four months later. He’s also beaten Victor Ruiz, Armando Vazquez, Juan Guzman, Luis Ceja and Japhet Uutoni.
Lopez is a 37-year-old veteran southpaw who climbs into the ring with a record of 35-8 with 19 Kos. He turned pro back in 2003 and has fought 292 rounds since then. He’s got a pretty good chin even though he’s been stopped twice in his eight losses. He doesn’t have too much in the way of power though with a current knockout ratio of 44 per cent. Lopez is just over 5-feet-4-inches tall with a reach of 65 inches which gives him a slight height and reach advantage of about an inch.
He was stopped by WBC Flyweight Champion Ken Shiro of Japan in the fifth round last May and also dropped a majority decision to Shiro 12 months earlier. Along with losing to Shiro, Lopez has also been defeated by Pedro Guevara, Denver Cuello, Adrian Hernandez, Jose Alfredo Zuniga, Juan Palacios and Oscar Saturnino. Cuello was the only other man to stop him and he did that in the second round back in 2012.
Lopez won the WBC Light Flyweight Crown in March of 2016 via a majority decision over Yu Kimura. He defended it against Jonathan Taconing before losing it to Shiro in their first meeting. He also won the vacant WBF Light Flyweight Title in 2012 and has won several regional title belts since turning pro.
Lopez is more experienced, but on the downside of his career at the age of 37. He’s typically fallen short when stepping up in class. With Acosta being nine years younger and having the type of power he does, I’m expecting him to retain his stile on Saturday night.
Acosta is younger and has more power.
Play: Acosta -455 @ BetOnline.ag
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