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Tonight's broadcast of Showtime Championship Boxing begins with a tribute to the late Johnny Tapia, introduced by Al Bernstein. We're getting ready for a doubleheader from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, headlned by Victor Ortiz and Josesito Lopez. Before that, there's a compelling co-feature between Humberto Soto and Lucas Matthysse.The ever excitable Gus Johnson is on hand with Bernstein to call the action, and they discuss the unpredictability of Ortiz and the opportunity that tonight's fight presents for Lopez.Matthysse makes his ring walk first, entering with a 30-2 professional record. He is a knockout artist with 28 stoppages among his 30 victories. Former lightweight titleholder Soto enters second. He is 58-7-2 in his long career as a pro and hasn't lost since 2008.The tale of the tape shows that Soto has small advantages in height and reach. He's also three years older and probably even more than that in terms of "ring years."Jimmy Lenno...
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