1957-12-04 Joe Brown w rsc 11 (15) Joey Lopes, The Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA - WORLD
1957-12-04 Joe Brown w rsc 11 (15) Joey Lopes, The Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA - WORLD. Referee: Joey White. Until the end of the sixth round the contest had been an interesting one without really igniting, with Brown (133½) boxing well on the back foot and content to peck away with the left jab, while the challenger looked to get his punches off. That all changed in the seventh when Brown speeded out of his corner to floor Lopes (133½), now carrying cuts over both eyes, with a cracking right to the jaw. Although the Portuguese-born Lopes was up at ‘four’ and immediately back into the fight his blows appeared to lack any real force and by the end of the tenth he was being battered with lefts and rights to the head. So bewildered was Lopes that he actually sat down in Brown’s corner at the bell. Lopes should have been retired at that point, but having been allowed to come out for the 11th he was soon in trouble again and after being put down twice with heavy rights and not fighting back the referee came to his rescue on the 1.50 mark.
[Category: 1957 Lightweight Title Contests]]