Diego De La Hoya’s move up to featherweight didn’t go how he would have wanted, but it wasn’t a loss or anything, just a freak occurrence.
Heads clashed between De La Hoya and Enrique Bernache in round two, opening up a bad cut on the middle of Bernache’s forehead, and causing the fight to be stopped at 2:25, the result a no-contest.
“I feel very bad, we put all the sacrifice in the camp,” a frustrated De La Hoya said after. “It’s difficult to end the fight this way. That’s what happens in the world of boxing, it’s an accident.”
De La Hoya, 24, hadn’t fought since last June, and moved up from 122 after having terrible trouble trying to make weight for his last scheduled fight, which had to be canceled. It was the second time he’d had to call off a fight because he couldn’t make the super bantamweight limit.
Hopefully, we’ll see him get back in the ring soon. He’s a good fighter who could be a contender, but he needs to be active.
Patrick Teixeira MD-10 Mario Lozano
Much of this fight was booed, and rightly so. Teixeira (30-1, 22 KO), a 28-year-old Brazilian junior middleweight, really isn’t very good despite that record, and Lozano (33-9, 24 KO) is really just a veteran journeyman type who tries to go rounds, so there wasn’t much action here. Scores were 95-95, 96-94, and 96-94. Teixeira, you may recall, tried to step up in 2016 on the Canelo-Khan undercard, and was knocked out in two by Curtis Stevens. He’s now won four straight.