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Josh Warrington loses world title after majority points loss to Luis Alberto Lopez with American dream in tatters

, Josh Warrington loses world title after majority points loss to Luis Alberto Lopez with American dream in tatters

JOSH WARRINGTON lost his IBF featherweight world title to Luis Alberto Lopez on a dark day for English sport.

The 32-year-old Leeds legend was outpointed by the 29-year-old with scorecards of 114-114, 115-113 and 115-113 just hours after England had crashed out of the World Cup after their captain Harry Kane missed a penalty.

Josh Warrington looked stunned to hear that he had lost his world title

It was a tough night in there at time for Warrington

Fans packed the Leeds arena early on to watch the match between fights – with one thirsty punter spewing up all over the press seats – and Warrington felt just as sick when he got the result delivered.

Warrington roared “f*** the doubters” in the pre-fight promo video that was beamed out above the ring moments before he made his entrance.

The 29-year-old Mexican entered the Yorkshire arena on a three-KO win streak and he definitely fancied another short shift on his UK trip.

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The Mexican hurled left and right hooks and uppercuts in from miles out and one landed enough to smash Warrington’s nose and leave him bleeding from the earliest exchanges.

But the Englishman did the better boxing with jabs and straight rights to Lopez’s head and body.

Lopez kept complaining about headbutts in the second and then referee Bob Williams called for a break after he was cut on the corner of his left eye from a collision.

Warrington was definitely wary of Lopez’s power and kept a high guard. Thankfully most of the haymakers sent in his direction could be spotted after half an hour before he caught most of them on his gloves.

Lopez liked to crouch deep down onto his haunches and leap into every left hook and uppercut.

, Josh Warrington loses world title after majority points loss to Luis Alberto Lopez with American dream in tatters
Luis Alberto Lopez came to the UK and left with a world title

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But Warrington was wise to his tactics and hyper-vigilant, especially after the brutal 2021 loss he suffered to Mauricio Lara.

By round four it was clear that Warrington’s once furious workrate was on the wane but he was still able to manhandle Lopez, who kept complaining about roughhouse tactics from the champion.

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A flush left hook was Warrington’s best punch of the fifth but Lopez shipped it well and kept swinging back, even after the bell ended the stanza.

Lopez was too macho for his own good in the sixth, dropping his heavy hands and calling for a slugfest.

Warrington obliged generously and clipped him with a handful of scoring shots but still not wobbling the powerful visitor.

Warrington’s chiselled cheekbones were marking up by round seven but he hadn’t seemed hurt by any of Lopez’s unorthodox power shots.

Lopez barely stopped trash talking but a clean left hook from the Brit shut him up for a second in round nine.

But Warrington then whacked him below the belt and Lopez got given a breather by referee Bob Williams to regroup.

Then a clip on the back of the head had the challenger complaining again but thankfully Warrington avoided a point penalty.

Round 10 was scrappy, with too much holding and fans were growing anxious about whether their man was doing enough to convince the three judges he should retain his crown.

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The eleventh was Warrington’s best round, thanks to a one-two and later a couple of left hooks that tagged Lopez on the chin.

Lopez spoiled the 12th by holding as much as possible but Warrington chased him around the ring as much as he could and was still swinging at the final bell.

But the cards sounded out another defeat for the Leeds Warrior, leaving his dreams on conquering America all-but over.

, Josh Warrington loses world title after majority points loss to Luis Alberto Lopez with American dream in tatters
Warrington might be praying he gets a rematch against the Mexican

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Boxing and how does it work?

Boxing is an intense sport in which two people attempt to knock their opponent out by hitting them in both the head or face. The objective of boxing involves hitting your opponent as hard, but not causing any injury. For this to happen, both boxers have to be able and willing to throw punches at a high rate of speed. They should also have excellent hand-eye coordination.

How many punches can a human take?

A punch is “a blow delivered from the fist”. Humans can only withstand one punch at a time. If someone hits you in your face, it is punching. You cannot hit the person back. This would be two punches.

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How long does it take you to learn how to box?

Boxing is one among the oldest martial arts known. China recorded the first boxing match in 2200 BC. For thousands of years, boxing has been practiced. Today, boxing is still loved by celebrities and athletes. It takes approximately 10 months to master boxing.

Because boxing involves so many movements, it is slow to learn. Each movement requires specific muscles to perform properly. These muscles take time to build.

After you learn how to move your own body, you can practice any type of boxing. You’ll get better at each technique over time.

How much weight should I lift when working out?

Weight lifting is essential if you want to improve your strength. Lifting weights should be done with care. Don’t do it too often. Second, try to lift heavier weights every other day. Third, perform each exercise for 8 repetitions. Fourth, take a break between sets for 2 minutes. Fifth, you can do all the exercises without using momentum. Focus on form and not speed.

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External Links

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How To

How do I set up a boxing gym at my house?

How to setup a boxing gym is a common question asked every day by people who want to start their own business. Many people want to know how much they should spend on equipment and what size space is required. How many employees are needed? There are many things that will affect the cost to start your own business. Location, type of business and number of employees are all important factors. However, most people neglect the importance of quality equipment. If you don’t have any equipment then you cannot get started. Here are some helpful tips if you want to open a boxing studio in your own home.

  1. You need a place where you can train. It could be a garage, basement or spare room. Even the living room will work. It is only necessary that enough space exists to allow for equipment installation.
  2. A punching bag (or more) is essential. This is essential because it will make it easier to practice punches. You can use anything, from a plastic bag to a heavy-duty leather bag. It should be large enough to comfortably fit you. It should be strong and durable to ensure that you can use it for many years.
  3. You need a mat. Matting is used to protect floors or walls while practicing kicks. Matting is typically made from foam rubber. These can be purchased online or in-store.
  4. A bench is essential. A bench is used for support while performing pushups. These benches can be bought online and in physical stores. You should ensure that you select the right size.
  5. A speedbag is necessary. Speedbags allow you to make quick hand movements. These bags can be bought online or offline. Make sure that you buy a quality product which will last long.
  6. A headgear is essential. It protects your head when sparring. You can buy it from either online shops or offline stores. It is important to choose the right size and protection for your face.
  7. Gloves are essential. Gloves are needed to protect your hands during sparring sessions. These gloves can be bought online or in stores. Pick the pair that suits you best.
  8. A mouthpiece is essential. Mouthpieces are used to protect your teeth during sparring sessions. These are available online and in offline shops. Again, choose a pair that suits your style and needs.
  9. You need a ring. Rings are used to simulate real fights. These rings can be bought online or offline. To ensure you aren’t hurt during sparring sessions, make sure it has padding on both ends.
  10. A towel is essential. To wipe off sweat after any workout, you will need to use towels. You can find them at your local sporting goods shop or online. Be sure they are soft, absorbent, and comfortable.

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