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This was to be the finest doubleheader of the year, Showtime's Saturday card, but this being boxing in 2012, it fell apart the way things fall apart. Now, it's one tightly wrapped tourniquet and one battle with Fight of the Year potential. The tourniquet: Victor Ortiz vs. Josesito Lopez at welterweight isn't a fight that much of anyone would request in other contexts, but as a salvage job -- and a salvage job with a lot riding on the outcome -- it's about as good as one could hope for. Ortiz was to face Andre Berto in a rematch of last year's Fight of the Year candidate, a match-up Showtime stole out from under bigger rival HBO in one of the better moves of the new leadership at the smaller network. One Berto bicep injury, one postponement, one positive test for a banned substance and one cancellation later, Golden Boy Promotions and Showtime found the always-exciting Lopez for Ortiz to fight, in a fine stroke. Lopez' pressure is like the pressu...
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After a nine-month absence from the ring due to various circumstances beyond his control, former welterweight champion "Vicious" Victor Ortiz (29-3-2, 22 KOs) will accept the challenge from the unheralded, but game Josesito Lopez (29-4, 17 KOs) this Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, broadcasting live on Showtime (9 p.m. ET).
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Ahead of his match-up with Victor Ortiz this Saturday, Josesito Lopez was in Los Angeles today for a open media workout session. We sent our main man Marcos Villegas to have a chat with him as he opens up about Ortiz’s power, his own and what fans can expect this Saturday.
Ahead of the Showtime card this Saturday which will Feature Victor Ortiz vs. Josesito Lopez and Humberto Soto vs. Lucas Matthysse, all fighters participated in a media workout yesterday at The Fortune Gym as we take you behind the lens in the full photo gallery. all photos by Freddy Sosa
Right here, you can check out a special video interview with Victor Ortiz, where "Vicious" Victor goes through a lengthy Q&A session with fan questions. It's pretty interesting to see not only what Ortiz had to say, but also what the fans had to ask him. Of course, Ortiz is quite the character, so any interview with him is worth a watch.
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Former World Champion Victor Ortiz (29-3-2, 22 KO's) of Ventura, Calif., former NABF Champion Josesito Lopez (29-4, 17 KO's) of Riverside, Calif., former Three-Time World Champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto and hard-hitting, top rated contender Lucas Matthysse took part in a final media workout on Wednesday at Fortune Boxing Gym in Los Angeles, just days before they do battle...
The final press conference for one of the most oft-discussed fight cards of the year – “Ortiz vs. Lopez” taking place this Saturday, June 23 and televised live on SHOWTIME from STAPLES Center – took place Thursday before boxing media and fans, who turned out for the free-to-the-public event. Right here, you can find a huge collection of Ortiz vs. Lopez pictures and quotes...
Victor Ortiz vs. Josesito Lopez will be a fight many expect to produce exchanges and action in the ring this June 23rd, but the semi-main event featuring Humberto Soto and Lucas Matthysse has the potential to produce Rock’em Sock’em Robot type action and it has us grinning! The over 60 fight veteran in Soto has [...]
“The Fox” Humberto Soto will fight Argentinean Lucas Matthyse for the vacant WBC Continental Americas light-welterweight belt on Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Provided Humberto (58-7-2-1, 34 KOs), a Mexican scrapper who has been a … Continue reading →
full weights from Los Angeles, CA By Francisco Salazar and Miguel Maravilla at the scale Victor Ortiz 146.5 vs. Josesito Lopez 144.75 Humberto Soto 139.5 vs. Lucas Matthysse 138.75 Jermell Charlo 153.75 vs. Denis Douglin 154.5* Omar Figueroa 137 vs. Alain Hernandez 137 Randy Caballero 119.5 vs. Jamal Parram 120 Michael Finney 148 vs. Joel [...]