1978-05-06 Victor Galindez w pts 15 Yaqui Lopez, Circus Tent, Via Reggio, Italy - WBA

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1978-05-06 Victor Galindez w pts 15 Yaqui Lopez, Circus Tent, Via Reggio, Italy - WBA. Referee: Mario Riva. Scorecards: 148-146, 148-145, 146-144. Fighting a cautious battle the challenger failed to do enough work to warrant the decision, going down narrowly on all three cards as in their previous contest. Although he came forward for much of the time, because Lopez (172) allowed Galindez (172) too much space he was open to countering right uppercuts and left hooks. Galindez, who finished with a swollen right eye, even showed a smart left jab at times that flummoxed Lopez and made him even more wary. At the final bell it was agreed that Lopez had fought well, but had failed to do enough work to warrant the decision.