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Lopez, Gamboa win

23
Jan

Juan Manuel Lopez and Yuriorkis Gamboa won their respective fights Saturday night in New York City to set up a showdown of the young featherweight stars.

Lopez, moving up from junior featherweight, outclassed Steven Luevano before putting him down and out with two rights 4 seconds into the seventh round to take Luevano’s 126-poun d title. Luevano (37-2-1, 15 KOs) was making the sixth defense of his title.

Lopez (28-0, 25 knockouts) was coming off a victory over Rogers Mtagwa in which he barely survived the final round.

Gamboa (17-0, 15 KOs) destroyed Mtagwa in the co-featured event, stopping the Philadelphia-based Tanzanian at 2:35 of the second round. Mtagwa (26-14-2, 18 KOs) went down three times and was never in the fight.

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