Results: Emmanuel Rodriguez vs Melvin Lopez Fight Outcome

By Premier Boxing - 08/13/2023 - Comments

The stage is set in Maryland’s MGM National Harbor, where former champ Emmanuel Rodriguez and rising contender Melvin Lopez square off tonight. Catch the action live on SHOWTIME, a showdown for the vacant IBF Bantamweight World Championship, hosted by Premier Boxing Champions.

Also in the spotlight on the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® card are bouts featuring Maryland’s own Gary Antuanne Russell against undefeated Kent Cruz in a 10-round super lightweight clash. Plus, prospect Travon Marshall from Maryland faces undefeated two-time Olympian Gabriel Maestre in a 10-round welterweight curtain-raiser at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

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Here’s a glimpse of Thursday’s heated words from the MGM National Harbor:


“I’ve felt the energy from Puerto Rico. I’m fighting for them, and they’ll see a triumphant return on Saturday.”
“By round four, I’ll have Lopez figured out. I predict a win between the fourth and seventh rounds.”

Here’s a glimpse of Thursday’s heated words from the MGM National Harbor:


“Rodriguez is confident, but so am I. When that bell rings, it’s just the two of us in the ring, and I’ve been preparing for this moment my whole life.”
“He’s spoken a lot, but talk is just wind. It’s action that counts, and I’ve got plenty to show.”


“The goal isn’t just to win; it’s to make a statement. Cruz is in for a rough night.”
“Knockouts are great, but consistency is key. I plan to give the audience a masterclass.”


“I’ve trained with the old Kent Cruz in mind. That fire, that spirit, it’s all back.”
“Russell thinks he’s got this, but he’s in for a shocker. I’m here to rise.”


“The welterweight division is wide open, and I’m ready to stake my claim. This young gun is going to make waves.”
“I respect Maestre’s achievements, but this is a different arena, a different game. And I’m the new player.”


“I’ve taken on giants before. Marshall is just another challenger. But he’s never seen a fighter like me.”
“The fans are the true winners in this. They’re about to witness something special, and I plan to deliver.”

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Weights: Gary Antuanne Russell 138.4 vs. Kent Cruz 142.6
Travon Marshall 146.8 vs. Gabriel Maestre 146.6
Michael Angeletti 117.8 vs. Jonathan Lopez 118.2
Jose Benavidez Jr. 158.6 vs. Sladan Janjanin 160.6