10th March 2012 , 23:59 BST
Orlando "Siri" Salido scores a sensational tenth round stoppage to retain the WBO World Featherweight Championship live from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
In what has been dubbed as the "fight of the year", the Mexican Salido was forced to climb from the canvas after a fifth round knockdown, and came back to win a pulsating contest.
It was a high-energy performance from both fighters from the first bell through to the 10th, when Salido's power finally proved too much for JuanMa Lopez.
Although Salido had appeared the busier of the two fighters through the 10 rounds, two of the three judges had former WBO Champ JuanMa Lopez ahead 86-84 at the end of the ninth (with the other scoring it 85-a-piece). Lopez had been landing the cleaner shots and had put together a slightly more tactical approach than his rampant and fearless opponent.
Both fighters leave the bout with massive respect after engaging in one of the boldest and most absorbing contests in recent years. Salido, in particular, employed a fearless front-foot approach which left him bravely exposed to many punches himself. He showed great strength and determination to keep Lopez on the inside before stopping him in the tenth.
Orlando Salido and Juan Manuel Lopez meet up for an eagerly anticipated rematch to contest the WBO World Featherweight Championship.
The two met in April last year when the Mexican Salido travelled to Puerto Rico and sensationally ended the fight in the eighth to win the WBO World title from home favourite Lopez.
11 months on and Lopez will be looking to avenge his only career defeat to date and to win back the WBO crown that he lost after he failed to make the count and the fight was ended prematurely.
"Siri" Salido, 31, will bring a 37 - 11 - 2 record to the ring with him. His win over Lopez in April 2011 shocked the featherweight division, as he simply overwhelmed then WBO World Champ Lopez.
Salido will once again look to put on the same power-punching display that saw him win the WBO crown.
"JuanMa" Lopez, 28, has a 31 - 1 record, with his solitary defeat coming as a big surprise to the boxing world. He simply could not live with Salido's powerful right hands, and will have to box clever if he's to avoid a repeat of last April's eighth round knockout.
Lopez was rocked by Salido in the sixth, but continued to attempt to out-punch his unfancied opponent. A volley of heavy right hands from the Mexican challenger was enough to end the fight just two rounds later, and Puerto Rican Lopez will know he needs a smarter game plan this time around.