Results: Muriqi wins rematch over Garaschenko; Abraham Lopez Wins Again

by Artan Verbica - Pallati i Rinisë, Prishtina, Kosovo, 19.04.2009 - The TOP-15 world contender in the light heavyweight division, Elvir Muriqi 36-5-0 (22 KO) beat Oleksander Garaschenko 15-12 (7 KO) by UD 10. Muriqi dominanted the fight from the first round and won a clear unanimous decision over the Ukranian..

From first round Muriqi showed his class, Garaschenko defensive tactic was to survive with Muriqi and maybe land a lucky punch but Muriqi did`nt let him and beat him in every round. Muriqi was concetrated in the fight and worked very well round-by-round.

Muriqi who is coming back from a lose to former IBF champion Clinton Woods wants to stap up again in the race for world title.

The native Álbanian Elvir Muriqi lost on ponts in 2005 to Garaschenko .

Abraham Lopez Wins Again; Improves to 7-0

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 19, 2009) Sensational featherweight prospect Abraham Lopez improved to 7-0 with six knockouts, his latest victim coming this past Friday night with a second round stoppage of Daniel Lorenzana in Ontario, California. The scheduled six rounder was one of the feature bouts on the Thompson Boxing Promotions event at the Doubletree Hotel. After an aggressive opening round from both combatants, Lopez dropped Lorenzana with a picture perfect left hook to the body as referee Jack Reiss stopped the action at the 1:05 mark. The loss dropped Lorenzana’s record to 4-5-1 with two knockouts.

Said manager Frank Espinoza, “Abraham performed spectacularly. He reacted very well with great defense in the first round when Lorenzana pressed the action. When he saw the opening in the second he shot the left hook to the body and with his power it was obviously over.”

“Ideally, I’d like him to get back in the ring either in late May or June. He’s working very hard in the gym and has stayed in great shape. This was his third straight second round knockout. Going forward we’re going to continue to challenge him with different styles and hopefully we’ll continue to see improvement.”

“He’s only 21 but he’s got everything he needs to really have a bright future in the sport. And it doesn’t hurt that the fans love seeing his knockouts, also.”

The ESPINOZA BOXING CLUB was started in 1991 by Los Angeles area businessman Frank Espinoza.

Espinoza, born and bred in East Los Angeles, was a huge fan of the sport and eventually went on to establish himself as one of the top managers in the world of boxing.

In 2006, Espinoza was awarded the Manager of the Year award from the World Boxing Hall of Fame and inducted into the California Boxing Hall of Fame.

Espinoza’s management style has earned him numerous accolades from several respected print and internet boxing writers. In the September 2008 issue of Ring Magazine, Espinoza was praised for his outstanding handling of the career of junior featherweight world champion and “Pound for Pound” superstar Israel “EL MAGNIFICO” Vazquez.

Along with managing Vazquez also manages a young squad of talented and promising fighters composed of Luis Ramos, Carlos Molina, Abraham Lopez, Ronny Rios, Manny “Suavecito” Roman and Jesus “Pollo” Hernandez.

Among the world champions Espinoza has managed in the past are Martin “Gallito” Castillo, Enrique Sanchez, Isidro “ Chino ” Garcia and “Mighty” Mike Anchondo.

It is the goal of the Espinoza Boxing Club to always fight for our fighter’s best interests and to maximize their potential.

Article posted on 17.04.2009

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