Angel Acosta delivered his 20th knockout in as many wins Saturday night, making the third defense of his junior flyweight title.
Acosta (20-1-0, 20KO) frustrated Ganigan Lopez (35-9-0, 19KO) of Mexico on his way to an 8th round at Fantasy Springs Casino as the co main to the Ryan Garcia headliner.
Acosta came in over the 108-pound limit by 0.4lbs until stripping down to successfully make weight on the next try. Little did we know that would turn out to be the biggest hurdle for him as Lopez had no answers for what Acosta brought to the ring behind the gameplan of Freddie Roach.
“I want to unify but also want to get properly compensated. I have 20 wins, all by knockout. I’ve proven I’m worth the big money fights.”
“I would love a fight with Ken Shiro,” insisted Acosta. “There’s also Hiroti Kyoguchi as well as Felix Alvarado. I’m ready for all of them. I want the big money fights and all the belts.”