UK’s own Josh Warrington (31-1-1) will have his official defensive debut of his IBF World Featherweight Title against Luis Alberto Lopez (26-2) set to start this Saturday, December 10, hosted at the First Direct Arena. Warrington won the title earlier in the year via TKO and wants to maintain his hold of it against the likes of Lopez, who is currently in a 9 match win streak, including 7 TKO/KOs. This title matchup is part of a stacked boxing weekend.
Looking at the matchup between the two boxers, Josh Warrington will be looking to use his three inch of height and 1 inch of reach advantage over Luis Alberto Lopez as he currently stands at 5 foot 7 with 67 inches of reach versus Lopez’s 5 foot 4 height and 66 inches of reach. Nevertheless, the Mexican has his own advantage as he is 3 years younger at 29 than the UK native, who is now 32, meaning speed will be a factor for Lopez. On top of that, Lopez has a higher finish rate of 54% against his opponent’s 24%.
This title matchup will be an interesting battle, mainly as both can end the match in entirely different ways. On one side of the ring, a flat footed pressure focused fighter in Warrington, who loves to show his jab and setup combinations, while on the other side, a speedy power puncher in Lopez, who utilizes his quickness and cover angles to rush his opponent.
Even if he is not known for finishing his opponents, Warrington still has enough power to inflict damage that can later accumulate throughout the match. This style of play normally wears down Warrington’s opponents going into the late rounds, and allows him to win via decisions.
Meanwhile, Lopez relies on his power and speed is normally used to quickly blitz his opponents, looking for an early finish.
We think Warrington’s experience will be enough to sustain Lopez’s aggression, as such we lean towards late Warrington win.
Josh Warrington vs Luis Alberto Lopez Fight Information
- Date: 12/10/2022
- Time: 05:00 PM ET
- Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London.
- How to Watch Josh Warrington vs Luis Alberto Lopez: DAZN
- Live Stream: sho.com
Josh Warrington vs Luis Alberto Lopez Betting Lines
Josh Warrington is -135 according to our Vegas Boxing Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $74. On the other side, Luis Alberto Lopez is +105 according to the Vegas Boxing Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $105.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Josh Warrington at a 57.45% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Luis Alberto Lopez have 48.78% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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