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Saturday, June 8, 2013
Marcos Maidana stops Josesito Lopez in 6th round

Associated Press

CARSON, Calif. -- Argentina's Marcos Maidana stopped Josesito Lopez late in the sixth round of their welterweight bout Saturday night, finishing a tumultuous fight with a furious rally for his third straight victory.

Cuba's Erislandy Lara also survived the first two knockdowns of his career and stopped Alfredo Angulo in the 10th round of a similarly sensational 154-pound bout that thrilled a sellout crowd outdoors at Home Depot Center.

Maidana (34-3, 31 KOs) absorbed ample punishment from Lopez in a back-and-forth meeting of two willing brawlers, with Lopez particularly dominating the fourth round. Maidana rallied and knocked down Lopez with an overhand right in the sixth, following it with a crushing right uppercut that left Lopez wobbly and glassy-eyed.

Maidana has won five of his last six bouts.