1978-04-23 Danny Lopez w rsc 6 (15) Jose De Paula, Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBC
1978-04-23 Danny Lopez w rsc 6 (15) Jose De Paula, Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBC. Referee: Dick Young. Being a late substitute did not help De Paula (125), but he did reasonably well until being finally overpowered by the hard-punching champion after some free-hitting exchanges. Lopez (126) always held the upper hand, his counter-punching with left hooks and rights to the head being particularly prominent, and in the fifth it was that combination which dropped De Paula for the first time in his career. Coming out for the sixth, De Paula was quickly under attack as Lopez lined him up with the jab for crashing rights to the head and body. Immediately prior to the towel being thrown in, De Paula was pulled out by the referee on the 1.30 mark when in no position to defend himself.