The Wbc champion Yu Kimura entered this fight with a boxing record of 18-2-1 (3 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.2 light flyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Donnie Nietes). He suffered his last loss when he faced Ryoichi Taguchi in 2011, since then he has won nine consecutive fights beating Pedro Guevara in his last one (=Guevara vs Kimura).
His opponent, Ganigan Lopez, has an official record of 26-6-0 (17 knockouts) and he entered as the No.5 in the same weight class. He fought twice last year losing to Pedro Guevara (=Guevara vs Lopez) but then he came back to win against Juan Luis Lopez (=Lopez vs Lopez). Kimura vs Lopez is valid for the WBC World light flyweight title (Kimura’s first defense); undercard of Shinsuke Yamanaka vs Liborio Solis. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Shimazu Arena, Kyoto, Japan
Division: light flyweight (108 lbs, 49.0 kg)
Title: WBC World light flyweight title
Kimura’s previous fight: Pedro Guevara vs Yu Kimura
Lopez’s previous fight: Ganigan Lopez vs Juan Luis Lopez
Lopez’s next fight: Ganigan Lopez vs Jonathan Taconing
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