Boxing 2020: Josesito Lopez beats Francisco Santana, referee stop, reaction

There’s usually got to be controversy in boxing and Errol Spence Jr.’s return to the ring was no unique.

Though his unanimous decision acquire above Danny Garcia didn’t have any controversial scoring anomalies or weird calls, the limited undercard has viewed supporters blow up.

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In a welterweight clash among Josesito Lopez and veteran Franscisco Santana, supporters have been remaining with a bitter flavor in their mouth.

Santana was dropped in the very first, ninth and 10th rounds in advance of the referee at last identified as it quit.

It was the ninth round knockdown sufficient for most boxing supporters, but not referee Neal Younger and Santana’s cornermen with the combat permitted to continue on.

Santana was swaying just after taking a knee in the knockdown, beating the rely.

The commentators questioned if he was “too courageous for his own good” and “almost as well prideful”.

When the bell rang for the stop of the round, Santana stumbled walking back again to his own corner.

Very, he was permitted to continue on with his corner refusing to give up the combat.

At that issue he would have desired a knockout as he experienced lost every one round of the contest, but his corner kept him out there.

Santana was in a different world.
Santana was in a unique environment.Resource: FOX Sports

He was knocked down yet again in the 10th but the ref permitted it to continue on right up until Lopez unloaded a brutal barrage to stop the combat.

Boxing journalist Dan Rafael was furious that the referee and the corner didn’t stop the combat earlier.

“Lopez is essentially destroying Santana, who has nothing at all but heart. Excellent dude. The combat need to be stopped,” he wrote.

“FINALLY the ref stops that beating. Josesito Lopez TKO10 Francisco Santana. The ref and corner let Santana down letting that go so extensive. Shameful.”

And he was not by yourself.

Boxing promoter Lou DiBella, in response to a tweet from The Athletic, asking “why is this combat nonetheless happening”, wrote “Because as well a lot of refs and commissions Never KNOW WHAT THE F*** THEY ARE Performing!!!!!”

Publish-combat, Lopez identified as for a title shot just after the systematic demolition of Santana.

Josesito Lopez celebrates the win over Santana.
Josesito Lopez celebrates the acquire above Santana.Resource: Getty Photos

It was just an appetiser on the way to Spence Jr’s return just after a serious motor vehicle accident threatened both equally his job and his daily life.

Spence Jr. hasn’t fought in above a year with just after a motor vehicle accident in his Ferrari last Oct remaining him hospitalised in critical ailment.

The IBF and WBC welterweight titleholder was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from his auto. He was later billed with driving when intoxicated.

Spence Jr. won a unanimous decision with two scores of 116-112 and a 117-111.


Errol Spence Jr. defeated Danny Garcia by using unanimous decision (116-112 x2, 117-111) for WBC and IBF welterweight championships

Sebastian Fundora defeated Habib Ahmed by using next-round TKO

Josesito Lopez defeated Francisco Santana by using 10th-round TKO

Eduardo Ramirez defeated Miguel Flores by using fifth-round TKO