Yaqui Lopez vs. John Conteh

By Boxing News on October 8, 2020
Yaqui Lopez vs. John Conteh
Conteh won the crown a year earlier from Jorge Ahumada and it was his second defense.

On October 9, 1976 at the Forum in Copenhagen, WBC light heavyweight champion John Conteh from Liverpool, England defended his title against Yaqui Lopez from Zacatecas Mexico. Conteh won the crown a year earlier from Jorge Ahumada and it was his second defense. The champ was 28-1 going in, the challenger was 31-3, and the bout was as competitive as could be…

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  1. Tharshem 09:18am, 10/17/2019

    I remember this fight on free TV. Two very well conditioned athletes.
    Notice that the boxing trunks are below floating ribs. No big belt buckle like the pussies today. That is the target of body punchers and it has been taken away. The balls have to be protected, not the body.
    15 rounds of boxing by a one armed warrior. Conteh was beautiful boxer/fighter but bones in hands were too soft.
    It is terrible we never got to see a Galendez-Conteh fight. Someone would have to go!