Abraham, Lopez Score TKO Wins; Ortiz Upset

  • Arthur Abraham successfully defended his IBF Middleweight title with a 10th round TKO of Mahir Oral. Oral went down a total of five times in the fight before the ref called it at 1:23 of the 10th round. This marks Abraham’s 10th consecutive title defense.
  • Victor Ortiz was upset by Marcos Maidana in an absolute battle. Maidana went down once in the first round and twice in the second round. Ortiz was down once in the first, cut in the fifth, and put down again in the sixth, signaling the end of the fight. The ref stopped the fight at 0:43 of the 6th round giving Maidana the upset TKO victory.

    On the Latin Fury 9 card:

  • Juan Manuel Lopez earned a 9th round TKO over previously unbeaten Olivier Lontchi. Lontchi went down in the 2nd round and again in the 9th round. Lontchi remained on his stool after the ninth round.
  • Jorge Arce stopped Fernando Lumacad via 3rd round TKO.
  • The IBF Light Middleweight eliminator between Yuri Foreman and Cornelius Bundrage ended in a no contest. Foreman was cut in the third round above his eye from an accidental headbutt. Foreman was unable to continue.
  • Vanes Martitosyan beat Andrey Tsurkan by 6th round TKO. Tsurkan’s corner stopped the fight after the 6th round.

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