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 DePaula, Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBC. Referee: Dick Young. Being a late substitute did not help DePaula (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 DePaula for the first time in his career. Coming out for the sixth, DePaula was immediately under attack as Lopez lined him up with the jab for crashing rights to the head and body. Unable to respond, DePaula was pulled out by the referee on the 1.30 mark, immediately prior to the towel being thrown in.