Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2023-08-12, pretty good boxing match: Emmanuel Rodriguez vs Melvin Lopez gets three stars (take a look at our ranking of the Best Boxing Fights of 2023).
Lopez vs Rodriguez is scheduled to take place Saturday, August 12th, at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill (Maryland, USA), in a 12-round bantamweight (118 lbs, 53.5 kg) bout; it is the main event of the evening and it is valid for the vacant IBF world bantamweight title. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Emmanuel Rodriguez record
The former Ibf Bw champion Emmanuel Rodriguez entered this fight with a pro boxing record of 21-2-0 (13 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.2 bantamweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Alejandro Santiago Barrios).
He lost two consecutive matches between 2019 and 2020, against Naoya Inoue (Naoya Inoue vs Emmanuel Rodriguez) and Reymart Gaballo (Emmanuel Rodriguez vs Reymart Gaballo), but then he has beat Roberto Sanchez Cantu and Gary Antonio Russell in their second match (Gary Antonio Russell vs Emmanuel Rodriguez 2).
Melvin Lopez record
His opponent, Melvin Lopez, has an official boxing record of 29-1-0 (19 knockouts) and he entered as the No.69 in the bantamweight division.
He suffered his only loss when he faced Jose Velasquez in 2019, since then he has won eight consecutive bouts defeating Victor Ruiz and Jobert Alvarez in his last two.
Pre-fight press conference
Watch for free the pre-fight press conference video, featuring Melvin Lopez and Emmanuel Rodriguez, from the official PBC Premier Boxing Champions Youtube channel!
Watch the video of Rodriguez vs Lopez weigh-in from the official SHOWTIME Sports Youtube channel!
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Emmanuel Rodriguez vs Melvin Lopez as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Who won Rodriguez vs Lopez fight?
Emmanuel Rodriguez defeated Melvin Lopez via unanimous decision. Scores were 120-105, 120-105, 120-105.