1989-06-18 Tony Lopez w rsc 8 Tyrone Jackson, Caesar’s Palace, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA - IBF
1989-06-18 Tony Lopez w rsc 8 Tyrone Jackson, Caesar’s Palace, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA - IBF. Referee: Carlos Padilla. Taking on his number-one challenger in Jackson (129½) looked anything but easy on paper, but Lopez (130) outclassed his hard-punching rival from the start as he proved to be the faster and stronger of the pair. Performing with assurance, Lopez boxed his way into the eighth round, having shown himself to be adept with the jab and able to make room to get off right hands and left hooks. The eighth saw Jackson dropped three times - initially by a left hook to the body, secondly by a right-left to the body, and finally a series of right hands – before the fight was stopped at 2.46 on the three knockdowns in a round ruling.