Lopez Knocks Out Martinez in 81 Seconds to Win New York Crown
Press Release / August 9, 2010 - 11:49am
BROOKLYN, NY (August 9, 2010)—It was a terrific night of boxing that saw explosive knockouts and bizarre finishes at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn that was capped off by former world title challenger, Reynaldo Lopez dropping for Bantamweight champion Mauricio Martinez three times in eighty-one seconds to capture the New York State Bantamweight championship.
After a slight delay before the main event, Lopez made up for last time as he dropped Martinez just seconds into the bout. Martinez was never in the bout as he was on wobbly legs before being dropped for a second time. Lopez finished the deal off with a booming over left that had Martinez plummet to the canvas as he banged his head on the canvas. Martinez was down for several minutes before regaining his feet and being helped to the stool.
Lopez of Miami will now look for some of the top 122 pounder in the world as he is now 30-9-2 with twenty-two knockouts.
It was a successful return to the ring for Staten Island’s Gary “Kid” Stark as he won a majority decision over Leopoldo Arocha in a six round Jr. Lightweight bout.
Fighting for the first time in almost sixteen months, Stark landed some pinpoint shots while trying to avoid low blows and tactics from Arocha that tried to get under Stark’s skin
In a bout that was supposed to be a crossroads bout, undefeated Lennox Allen and veteran upset specialist Darnell Boone fought to a draw over eight rounds.
Most ringsiders thought Allen pressed the fight enough to gain the victory but two of the three judges saw the fight even as Boone, who was coming off a knockout over undefeated Adonis Stevenson, countered nicely and fought well off the ropes.
In the night’s most bizarre ending, previously undefeated Joe Smith Jr. of Long Island mysteriously stopped fighting in round four of a scheduled six round Light Heavyweight bout with Eddie Caminero.
It was later found out that Smith suffered injuries to his jaw and tongue that forced him to not be able to continue in the bout.
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10 Rounds—New York State Super Bantamweight title--Reynaldo Lopez (30-9-2, 22 KO’s) 122 lbs of Miami, FL TKO 1 (1:21) over Mauricio Martinez (35-10-1) 121 ½ lbs of Brooklyn, NY
6 Rounds—Jr. Lightweight—Gary Stark Jr. (23-3) 126 lbs of Staten Island, NY MAJ DEC (58-56, 58-57; 57-57) over Leopoldo Arocha (8-12-2) 127 lbs of Panama City, Panama
8 Rounds – Super Middleweights – Lennox Allen (12-0-1) 167 lbs of Brooklyn, NY MAJ DRAW (78-74; 76-76; 76-76) with Darnell Boone (17-15-3) 164 ½ of Atlanta, GA
6 Rounds – Light Heavyweights – Eddie Caminero (7-3, 7 KO’s) 172 lbs of Lawrence, MA TKO 4 over Joe Smith Jr. (6-1) 172 ½ lbs of Long Island., NY
6 Rounds – Jr. Lightweights – Joselito Collado (11-0) 128 lbs of Queens, NY U DEC (60-54; 60-54 and 59-55)over Andres Ledezma (15-18-1) 129 lbs of Miami, FL
4 Rounds – Jr. Middleweights – Mike Ruiz (9-4) 147 ½ of Merrick, New York U DEC (40-36 on all cards) over Noel Garcia (2-5-1) 145 ½ lbs of Springfield, MA
4 Rounds – Super Middleweights – Andrew Mejias (8-0, 4 KO’s) 167 lbs of Utica, NY KO 2 over Juan Zapata (1-4) 166 ½ lbs of Bronx, NY