Josesito Lopez cracks Mike Dallas
By Francisco Hernandez: Josesito Lopez overcoming a bloody cut in the first round, applies relentless pressure to crack undefeated junior-welter hopeful Mike Dallas. Dallas unable to handle the pressure is stopped in round seven of a ten round junior welterweight bout. Mike Dallas cracked by round three when he realized what he was up against, a relentless opponent in Josesito Lopez.
Mike Dallas, has been a sparring partner for Manny Pacquiao, Dallas is super fast. Undefeated before the fight, Dallas was touted as an upcoming force in the junior welters. At the start of the fight Dallas’s speed impressed, it appeared he would win the fight easily, running circles around Lopez. Lopez countered Dallas’s speed by pressing forward relentlessly, turning the bout into a street fight. As Lopez got inside and started punishing Dallas, Dallas would look to the referee asking for help in getting Lopez off of him. Help would not come from the referee, he allowed the fight to continue and only separated the fighters when the action stopped. Excellent referee Raul Caiz is no Joe Cortez.
By the seventh round Mike Dallas was looking for an excuse to quit the fight. He got what he wanted: Josesito threw a jab that turned into a long left hook that smashed into Dallas’s jaw, Dallas ceased to defend himself and the referee stops the fight.
Josesito Lopez is another force in the junior welters. The division is heating up with fighters that have the potential to stage real wars. Josesito Lopez against any of the top junior welters makes a great fight. Lopez fight with Dallas should have been the main event. Fans want to see Josesito Lopez again.