Philippines, 01 Jun 2020
  Home >> News

 


BOXERS

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

NEWS           

FORUM        

FIGHT GALLERIES        

RING CARD GIRLS        




 
 
News  


SYLVESTER LOPEZ STOPS IBARRA, WINS WBC SILVER TITLE


PhilBoxing.com




Tough Sylvester ?Silver? Lopez, the reigning WBC International super flyweight champion who is ranked No. 1 captured the WBC silver title with an eighth round TKO of champion Oscar ?Ceviche? Ibarra who is ranked No. 2 in an exciting fight card at the Plaza De Toros in Queretaro, Mexico on Sunday.

Lopez, a prot?g? of Gabriel ?Bebot? Elorde started strong and used a stinging left jab to advantage to give him a 39-37 lead at the end of four rounds on the scorecards of all three judges.

Ibarra fought back and made things interesting before the well-conditioned Lopez nailed him with a series of punches after trapping Ibarra on the ropes forcing referee Gerald Ritter to call a halt at 1:23 of the eighth round.

At the time of the stoppage Filipino referee Rey Danseco and American Julie Lederman had Lopez in front 67-66 while Mexican judge David Candido had Ibarra leading 67-66.

With the victory Lopez earned a mandatory shot at current world champion Suriyan Sor Rungvisai of Thailand.

Two other Filipinos Ricky Sismundo and veteran Juanito Rubillar however were unable to duplicate Lopez? feat and were beaten.

Sismundo lost by a 7th round knockout to Dante ?Crazy? Jardon, the current WBC featherweight youth world champion in a final eliminator for the WBC world title while Rubillar lost a lopsided unanimous ten round decision to Mexico?s flyweight champion Edgar ?Power? Jimenez.

At the official weigh in Lopez came in at 113.75 and Ibarra 113.95 while Jardon tipped the scales at 129.4 and Sismundo at 130. Jimenez weughed 113.75 pounds while Rubillar checked in ay 114.50.

The 23 year old Lopez improved his record to 17-3-1 with 13 knockouts. He was coming off a 1st round TKO over Mexican veteran Everado Morales last May 14 in a WBC International title fight.

Ibarra dropped to 27-5 with 18 knockouts and failed to follow the path set by his cousin, featherweight Jhonny Gonz?lez, and become world champion.

The WBC website quoted Ibarra who said ?I know that my rival is a very good fighter, he is number one on the ranking and that?s why I prepared myself like never before in my career.? But Lopez who is known to stay in shape even when not fighting proved to be the more durable fighter.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XLIV: MARLON TAPALES, WBO WORLD BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION
    By Maloney L. Samaco, , Mon, 01 Jun 2020
  • Plania to face Greer on June 16 in MGM Grand
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Mon, 01 Jun 2020
  • GM Antonio rules Baby Uno chess challenge
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Mon, 01 Jun 2020
  • Pinoy pug in Vegas return
    By Joaquin Henson, , Mon, 01 Jun 2020
  • Manny the Pacmanian Devil?
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Sun, 31 May 2020
  • PLANIA FACES WBO #1 GREER IN CLOSED DOOR LAS VEGAS SHOWDOWN
    , Sun, 31 May 2020
  • OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: All Eumir Marcial wants is to train for the Olympics
    By Eddie Alinea of The Manila Times, , Sun, 31 May 2020
  • The Enduring Influence of Flash Elorde and Manny Pacquiao (Part 5 of 5)
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Sun, 31 May 2020
  • Boxing set for tightrope comeback
    By Recah Trinidad, , Sat, 30 May 2020
  • The Enduring Influence of Flash Elorde and Manny Pacquiao (Part 4)
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Sat, 30 May 2020
  • ABAP sets conditions for Marcial
    By Joaquin Henson, , Sat, 30 May 2020
  • STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XLIII: MERLITO SABILLO, WBO WORLD MINIMUMWEIGHT CHAMPION
    By Maloney L. Samaco, , Sat, 30 May 2020
  • Impact Boxing proposes Veterans Boxing League for comebacking Legends
    , Sat, 30 May 2020
  • Mendoza is re-elected WBA president
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Sat, 30 May 2020
  • PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS DELIVERS CHAMPIONS & TOP CONTENDERS APPEARING ON PBC SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS NEXT WEEK.
    , Sat, 30 May 2020
  • Hombres de Honor MMA 104 features two WKN title bouts in August in Madrid
    , Sat, 30 May 2020
  • When Manny faced Melvin
    By Joaquin Henson, , Fri, 29 May 2020
  • The Enduring Influence of Flash Elorde and Manny Pacquiao (Part 3)
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Fri, 29 May 2020
  • CES Boxing offering Mike Tyson $1,000,000-plus to fight Juiseppe Angelo Cusumano
    , Fri, 29 May 2020
  • MIKE TYSON, ANDRE WARD, CARL FROCH AND ANTHONY JOSHUA VS. WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO HIGHLIGHT SHOWTIME BOXING CLASSICS IN JUNE
    , Fri, 29 May 2020
  • Sampson Lewkowicz Re-Signs Dominican Two-Time World Champion Javier Fortuna to a Long-Term Promotional Contract
    , Fri, 29 May 2020
  • Split-T Management Signs Puerto Rico's Olympic Trials champion Omar Rosario
    , Fri, 29 May 2020
  • The Enduring Influence of Flash Elorde and Manny Pacquiao (Part 2)
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Thu, 28 May 2020
  • The Enduring Influence of Flash Elorde and Pacquiao (Part I)
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Wed, 27 May 2020
  • STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART XLII: SONNY BOY JARO, SCORES THE RING UPSET OF THE YEAR 2012 TO WIN WORLD FLYWEIGHT TITLE
    By Maloney L. Samaco, , Wed, 27 May 2020




  •  



     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2020 philboxing.com.