Boxing - Garcia stops Lopez

Mikey Garcia stopped Juan Manuel Lopez in the fourth round in Dallas.

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Mikey Garcia knocks out Juan Manuel Lopez in the fourth round during their Vacant WBO Featherweight Title bout at American Airlines Center on June 15, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

It means the WBO featherweight title is vacant after the unbeaten American failed to make weight.

The 25-year-old Garcia knocked Lopez down with a right cross in the second round and put his opponent on the canvas again with a strong left-hand 1:34 into the fourth round.

"The disappointment was there because I lost my title," Garcia said after his 32nd consecutive victory.

"I was crying a little bit because I knew I wasn't the champion. But everybody got a chance to see I'm a good fighter. This was a satisfying victory."

"It's not that I wanted to make a statement. We just had a really good night," the Californian added after his 27th career knockout.

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