Lopez of San Antonio, Texas,dominated the action over the crafty veteran, and systematically broke down Valcarcel. Lopez, who is coming off a controversial draw with Roman Reynoso in July, won each round and, started to really get to Valcarcel in the 6th frame. In round eight, Lopez landed a huge left to the body that sent Valcarcel down for the 10-count at 1:47.
Lopez, who is ranked number-4 by the WBA is now 16-0-1 with 8 knockouts. Valcarcel of Miami, Florida is 14-9-3.
“It was a tough fight, but I knew what I had to do,” said Lopez.
“I was sick with a virus last week, so it got to me in the later rounds. I knew that I had the power and I just set up the knockout punch. I knew that I started to hurt him in the last few rounds, and I would be able to get him out of there. My corner knew it too, and told me to get him earlier. Right now I will fight anyone my teams tells me to.
Welterweight prospect Ed Brown won a workmanlike 8-round unanimous decision over Albert Mensah in a junior welterweight bout.
Brown of Chicago won two cards 80-72 and 79-73 and is now 20-0. Mensah of Accra, Ghana is 29-6-1.
Jaron Ennis stopped Chrisshawn Alexander after round four of their six round welterweight bout.
Ennis scored a knockdown in round four from a straight left from the southpaw stance. After the round, Alexander could not continue.
Ennis of Philadelphia is 7-0 with six knockouts. Alexander of Norfolk, VA is 4-4.
Kenneth Sims, Jr. won a 6-round unanimous decision over Jonathan Dinong in a junior welterweight bout.
Sims of Chicago, IL won all cards 60-54 and is now 10-0. Dinong of Monterey Park, CA is 5-2.
Perennial spoiler Taneal Goyco withstood an early storm from Jerry Odom, and came back to stop the big punching Odom at the end of round five of their scheduled eight round super middleweight bout.
Odom rocked Goyco several times over the first two rounds. The bout turned when Goyco started to land hard shots that began to snap the head of Odom back. Goyco had Odom in trouble several times and ultimately Odom could not continue after the 5th frame.
Goyco of Philadelphia is now 9-9-1 with 4 knockouts. Odom of Washington, DC is now 14-3-1.
Emmanuel Folly destroyed Tibor Nadori inside of a round of their scheduled 4-round junior featherweight bout.
Folly scored 2 knockdowns and the bout was stopped at 2:02.
Folly of Philadelphia is now 8-0 with 6 knockouts. Nadori of Leeds, England is 9-7-1.
Joshua Jones remained undefeated by winning a 4-round unanimous decision over Corey Edwards in a lightweight bout.
Jones of Philadelphia won by score of 40-36 twice and 39-37 and is now 3-0-1. Edwards of South Carolina is now 2-2.
Derrick Webster stopped Zoltan Sera in round five of a scheduled six round super middleweight bout.
Webster dropped Sera seconds into the fight with a right hook. In round two, Sera was cut over the right eye. In round four, Webster scored a second knockdown with a hard combination.
In round five, Webster dropped Sera with a left hand and the fight was stopped at 1:28.
Webster of Glassboro, NJ is now 21-1 with 11 knockouts. Sera of Hungary is 26-11.
Hushiddek Noratov won a 6-round unanimous decision over Lenwood Dozier in a junior middleweight bout.
Noratov of Andijan, Uzbekistan won by scores of 60-54 on all cards and is now 3-0/ Dozier of Suitland, MD is 10-14-2.
LeRoy Davila remained undefeated by scoring a 4-round unanimous decision over Damon Simon in a bantamweight bout.
Davila rocked Simon in round three with a heavy combination.
Davila of New Brunswick, NJ won by scores of 40-35 twice and 40-36 and is now 4-0. Simon of Beaumont, TX is 0-5-1.