Terence Crawford v Amir Khan: Undercard results from New York
Terence Crawford v Amir Khan – Results from Madison Square Garden, New York, USA.
Lightweight star and Vasyl Lomachenko suitor Teofimo Lopez blasted out Edis Tatli in the fifth round.
A bruising body shot was enough to end the hopes of the former European champion and land at thirteenth victory.
Lopez had been gradually chipping away until the time was right to connect and end the night.
Many see Lomachenko as a step too far for Lopez at the moment, with possibly a 2020 encounter more likely for the 21 year-old.
One of Top Rank’s big world title hopes, Shakur Stevenson waltzed to a decision triumph with ease against Christopher Diaz.
Dazzling for ten round, except the final session when Stevenson showboated his way to the final bell.
In the end, wide scores came back from the judges before Stevenson called out Josh Warrington.
Puerto Rican Felix Verdejo had too much for Bryan Vasquez but still looks far from the finished article.
Making heavy weather of proceedings and suffering facial damage, Verdejo took a unanimous decision after ten rounds.
The impressive Carlos Adames retained his NABF super welterweight title with a crushing win over Frank Galarza.
Connecting with a long left in the fourth, Adames dropped Galarza hard. Not fully recovered, Galarza just couldn’t keep Adames off and the referee stepped in.
Adames is now 17-0 following what was a 14th knockout for the Dominican.
Super-middleweight prospect Edgar Berlanga looks one to watch out for after demolishing Samir dos Santos Barbosa in one round. Berlanda is now a perfect ten as a pro.
Lawrence Fryers won his clash with Dakota Polley over six round at the lightweight limit. Fryers made it to 10-1 as Polley dropped to 5-3.
Early action saw bantamweight Lawrence Newton defeat Jonathan Garza and super welterweight Vikas Krishan better Noah Kidd.
Both fighters won six-rounders via unanimous decision.