Lopez wins WBO/NABO title and sets his sights on WBO World Champ Sergey Kovalev

On Saturday July 13, 2019, Alfonso “El Tigre” Lopez won the WBO/NABO (World Boxing Organization, North American Boxing Organization) Light Heavyweight Championship and retained his ABO (American Boxing Organization) and NBA (National Boxing Association) titles in Conroe, Texas, by beating Alex Theran by 5th round stoppage.

The main event bout was held at The Lone Star Convention Center and was preceded by nine under-card bouts that featured a mix of local and national and international contestants.

In winning his title and becoming the WBO/NABO Light-Heavyweight Champion, Lopez now represents the WBO as it’s National Champion and he’s placed himself into the top 15 in the WBO world rankings.

This is a major step towards his dream of getting a shot at WBO World Champion Sergey Kovalev, and proves he and his business partners Chris Stalder and Felix Ramirez were serious when they spoke of “kicking down doors” to get to the champion and anyone in the top ten of the WBO world rankings.

Under-card winners were as follows:

Chris McCoy over Dontarius Williams, Antonio Williams over Christian Guido, Juan Velasquez over Anthony Smith, Roger Ibarra over Nathaniel Tadd, Ray Talib over Lucas McDonald, Antonio Wattell over Guillermo Martinez, Adrian Pequeno over Timothy Tyler, Ivan Vasquez over Darrell Johns, and Eros Gallegos over Marcelo Molina for the ABO Super-Middleweight Regional Title.

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