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Isaac Lowe vs Luis Alberto Lopez – Big Fight Preview & Predictions

Lowe-Lopez meet in world title eliminator in London on Friday night

Isaac Lowe and Luis Alberto Lopez meet in an IBF featherweight title eliminator on Friday night Photo Credit: Mikey Williams (Top Rank via Getty Images)
Isaac Lowe and Luis Alberto Lopez meet in an IBF featherweight title eliminator on Friday night Photo Credit: Mikey Williams (Top Rank via Getty Images)

The iconic York Hall in Bethnal Green is the setting for the latest MTK-promoted show this Friday night and at the top of the bill, Isaac Lowe faces Luis Alberto Lopez in an IBF featherweight title eliminator, broadcast on IFLTV on YouTube and ESPN+ in the USA.

The belt Lowe and Lopez are vying for is currently held by Kiko Martinez, who spectacularly knocked out Kid Galahad last month.

Lowe (21-0-3, 6 KOs) has steadily climbed various rankings in the last few years after wins on many of his cousin, Tyson Fury’s undercards, and he faces a real step up in class here.

A former English and Commonwealth champion, Lowe has three draws on this slate, two in challenges for the European and British straps.

The Morecambe man, who is ranked at eight with the IBF, is on a run of seven straight wins, but has only boxed twice in two years.

Lowe is on a seven-fight winning streak Photo Credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank
Lowe is on a seven-fight winning streak Photo Credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

The 27-year-old’s last win came in March, but he had to overcome a nasty cut to take a six round points win against Ed Harrison.

Lopez (23-2, 12 KOs) has had some decent recent wins, with a points win over ten against Andy Vences in July 2020, backed up in his last fight, a wide win on the cards against the previously unbeaten Gabriel Flores Jr and is rated at five with the IBF.

Lopez took the undefeated record of Gabriel Flores Jr in September Photo Credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images
Lopez took the undefeated record of Gabriel Flores Jr in September Photo Credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images

Prediction: Lowe is taking on a stern test here, but the levels understandably get harder the higher up the ranks you go. I think the visitor has a strong chance here, and Lowe is susceptible to cuts, so I feel that Lopez could wear the home favourite down in the later rounds.

Edwards battles Barreto

Charlie Edwards is now under the tutelage of Joe Gallagher, and he appears here in an eight rounder at bantamweight against Spain’s Jacob Barreto.

Edwards (16-1, 6 KOs) is a former WBC champion at flyweight, but moved up in weight and ditched his belt after a no contest against Julio Cesar Martinez in August 2020.

Edwards beat Kyle Williams last September Photo Credit: Round 'N' Bout Media/Queensberry Promotions
Edwards beat Kyle Williams last September Photo Credit: Round ‘N’ Bout Media/Queensberry Promotions

The 28-year-old’s sole contest since came in September last year, a lopsided points win against Kyle Williams.

Prediction: Barreto (13-3, 5 KOs) has been stopped twice in his three defeats, and Edwards can do the same before halfway.

Remaining Undercard

In six round action, the popular Jordan Reynolds (3-0, 1 KO) should take care of Blaise Paka Mukia (2-3-1) inside schedule at super welterweight, while at welterweight, Elliot Whale (4-0, 1 KO) may need the distance to see off Miroslav Serban (13-7, 7 KOs).

Carl Fail (3-0, 2 KOs) can make it four wins on the spin, and he can do it early in his super welterweight meeting with Spain’s Jose Manuel Lopez Clavero (16-16-1, 5 KOs).

Over six two minute rounds, four-time ABA national champion, Nina Hughes makes her pro debut, and is likely to need the scorecards to defeat the vastly experienced Claudia Ferenczi (20-86-8, 10 KOs).

In the four rounders, super welterweight Inder Singh Bassi (4-1) should take a points win against Vasif Mamedov (2-6-2), and at super lightweight, Shiloh Defreitas (1-0) can notch knockout number two against Dario Borosa (1-16).

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