Boxeo Telemundo: Ricardo Espinoza stops Daniel Lozano in the Second Round
By Hector Franco | Senior Writer and Editor
Published: August 13, 2018
TAMPA, FL – It was an eventful night of boxing in the city known for its thunderstorms. At the Bryan Glazer Family JCC Auditorium in Tampa, Florida, Tijuana, Mexico’s Ricardo Espinoza (21-2, 18 KOs) faced off against Florida native Daniel Lozano (15-5, 11 KOs) for the WBO Latino Bantamweight (118) title.
Both combatants started off attacking one another keeping the fight on the inside. From the look of both fighters, Espinoza looked like the much bigger fighter in size and height. The Tijuana, Mexico fighter’s power became an issue for Lozano whose punches seemed not to affect Espinoza. With the match being fought inside a phone booth it seemed like only a matter of time before Espinoza’s power made an impact on Lozano.
In the second round, the pace of the bout picked up with both men throwing punches in combination. Although Espinoza is the younger fighter at 21 years of age, he looked like the more seasoned veteran on the inside utilizing tactics such as using his elbow to move Lozano into position to land his left hook. The Mexico native landed a left hook in combination that pushed the 28-year old Lozano to the ropes. Espinoza followed with a barrage of punches that dropped Lozano to the canvas. Lozano was able to recover and get back up to beat the ten-count from the referee but was once again greeted by another onslaught of punches from Espinoza.
The Bowling Green, Florida native, was against dropped to the canvas by Espinoza putting an end to the bout at the 2:30 mark of the second round. At just 21-years old, Espinoza has set himself in line to possibly face some of the top fighters in the bantamweight division. The division will have more of a spotlight on it with many of the top fighters in the division participating in the next edition of the World Boxing Super Series.
Lozano will have to go back to the drawing board, but he has built a fan base in the Tampa Bay area. Anytime Lozano steps in the ring his fights give fans their money’s worth whether he comes out victorious or not. Fans in the Tampa Bay area can look forward to the next edition of boxing on Telemundo for an entertaining night of boxing.
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