Luis Alberto Lopez vs Reiya Abe: Fight, Live Stream Info and How to Watch

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Luis Alberto Lopez vs Reiya Abe, Luis Alberto Lopez defended his IBF featherweight world title against Reiya Abe on Saturday, March 2, at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. This scuffle pegged the triad safeguard of Lopez’s diadem, flaunting his gumption to cling to his champ belt and maybe chase down title-melding bouts in the times ahead. Both fighters entered the match with impressive records, with Lopez at 29-2 (16 KOs) and Abe at 25-3-1 (10 KOs).

Lopez, a Mexican national, captured the IBF title by defeating Josh Warrington in Leeds, England, in December 2022. Post snatching the IBF gong by toppling Josh Warrington in Leeds, our chap Lopez has stood his ground, keeping his bling against Michael Conlan and Joet Gonzalez, nailing it with nod-all judges in both scraps. Flipping the script, Abe clinched his crack at the title by stringing together a slew of triumphs, notching a notable scalp over the erstwhile world-beater Kiko Martinez. Abe’s known for his nifty footwork and brainy scrapping style, ducking the straight-up dust-ups for a more noggin-using maneuver.

Luis Alberto “Venado” López is gearing up to safeguard his IBF Featherweight diadem against Reiya Abe in a scuffle that’s snagged the eyeballs of pugilism aficionados far and wide. Here’s what you need to know to stay updated and watch the fight live. 

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Event Details

  • Date: Saturday, March 2, 2024
  • Venue: Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York
  • Main Event Ringwalks: Scheduled for 10 p.m. ET / 3 a.m. The UK.

Fight Background

Luis Alberto López is the current IBF Featherweight Champion with a record of 29 wins and 2 losses. He’s famed for his pugnacious approach and thump. Reiya Abe, with a record of 25 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw, is a formidable opponent who last defeated Kiko Martínez by split decision in April 2023.

How to Watch

  • United States: The fight will be broadcast live on ESPN+.
  • International: Fans outside the USA can watch the fight on ESPN+ but may need to use a VPN in regions where ESPN+ is unavailable.

Undercard Highlights

  • The event also features other exciting bouts, including Otabek Kholmatov vs. Raymond Ford for the vacant WBA Featherweight title
  • Brian Norman Jr vs. Janelson Figueroa Bocachica
  • Nico Ali Walsh vs. Luke Iannuccilli.

What to Expect

López is the favorite to win, but Abe’s speed and strategic approach could lead to an upset. Both scrappers are brimming with chutzpah over their chops to nab the victory in the square circle, with López gunning for a kayo whilst Abe is on the hustle to snatch the world strap.

Viewing Tips

Make sure your ESPN+ subscription is active. For those watching internationally, check if you need a VPN to access the stream. Tune in early to catch the undercard fights and build up to the main event.

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