Donald Curry came back Tuesday night. But how far remains to be seen.
In his first appearance since being demolished by a Mike McCallum left hook in July, Curry, former undisputed welterweight champion, stopped Rigoberto Lopez of San Diego at 1:54 of the fourth round of their scheduled 10-round main event at The Country Club in Reseda.
The fight was a tuneup for Curry's scheduled bout next month in Italy against Lupe Aquino, with the winner to fight for the World Boxing Council junior middleweight title. But it took the 26-year-old Curry, who lives in Fort Worth, awhile to begin operating on all cylinders Tuesday. The months of inactivity showed in the early rounds.
"My timing was off," Curry admitted, "and I was trying too hard. I was there to work some of the rust off. But Lopez was elusive, awkward, hard to catch."