Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Super bantamweight Adam Lopez is not completely over his split-draw against Roman Ruben Reynoso in July, but that does not mean the 25-year-old native of San Antonio, Texas is not ready for bigger and better things.
Lopez (15-0-1, 7KO’s) was in a much tougher fight than he might have anticipated against Reynoso when they met in July for the WBA Fedelatin super bantamweight title at Foxwoods Resort in Connecticut.
In an entertaining 10-round affair, Lopez, who was landing power shots throughout the night, hurt Reynoso with a gorgeous hook and had to hang on just to survive the round let alone the fight. His legs were shot and he looked like he was done, before spitting out his mouth piece to by some much needed precious time.
“Yeah, if there were 30 seconds left I stop him,” Lopez said exclusively to Journeymen Boxing Radio. “If he (Reynoso) doesn’t spit out his mouth piece, I get him out of there. I should have jumped on him from the break.”
The scores were 96-94 for Lopez, 97-93 for Reynoso (18-1-2, 7KO’s) and 95-95 for the draw.
JMB scored it 96-94 for Lopez.
“I thought I was up 8-2, winning clearly, and I think there were a couple of rounds that he stole and next time I will throw caution to the wind to try to win. It was a lot closer than I thought when I went back and watched the video, I will not lie. He might have stolen some rounds, he might have looked good like the last 30 or seconds of the round.”
Lopez was quick to point out that he would love a rematch but also made a point to throw his name in the for a title shot against Jonathan Guzman.
To hear Lopez’ entire interview see below.