Featherweight

Mikey Garcia Dominates Juan Manuel Lopez, Wins by 4th-Round TKO

Garcia won his second straight in dominant fashion.
Garcia won his second straight in dominant fashion.Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Kevin McRaeFeatured ColumnistJune 15, 2013

Former WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia struggled on the scales on Friday but had no struggles in the ring on Saturday night.

Garcia (32-0, 27 KO) dominated former featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez on Saturday in Dallas, dropping him twice and forcing the referee to stop the bout in the fourth round. 

The fight was never close. Garcia stood poised behind a sharp jab from the opening bell as Lopez stalked him around the ring, attempting to land one looping shot and change the fight. 

But that shot would never come as Garcia punctuated his second straight dominant performance of the year with a dynamite left hand that left Lopez sprawled near the ropes. He was able to beat the count but clearly didn't have his legs under him, which forced the stoppage.

With Garcia's win, the WBO featherweight title remains vacant, since he wasn't eligible to win it after failing to make weight.

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