Josesito Lopez faces Victor Ortiz on Saturday
Los Angeles (June 18) - Former NABF Lightweight Champion Josesito Lopez took the mound at Dodger Stadium yesterday afternoon on Father's Day and pitched a perfect strike that no one on the visiting Chicago White Sox would have been able to hit.
Article posted on 19.06.2012
The Dodgers mounted an exciting comeback to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth inning and won the game an inning later when Dee Gordon looped a walk off single into the outfield bringing in Tony Gwynn Jr.
Prior to the his pitching debut, Lopez signed autographs and took photographs with many of his fans at the "Viva Los Dodgers" event.
The special day kicked off the official fight week for "Ortiz vs. Lopez," which takes place on Saturday, June 23 at STAPLES Center when he takes on Victor Ortiz for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver Welterweight Championship, live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT).
The June 23 event it being promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions and Thompson Boxing Promotions and sponsored by Corona, DeWalt Tools and AT&T.
"Ortiz vs. Lopez," a 12-round fight for the vacant WBC Silver Welterweight Championship taking place Saturday, June 23, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif., is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions and Thompson Boxing Promotions and sponsored by Corona, DeWalt Tools and AT&T. The co-feature will see former Three-Division World Champion Humberto "Zorrita" Soto battle Argentinean knockout artist Lucas Matthysse in a 12-round fight for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Super Lightweight title which is presented in association with Baja Boxing Promotions and Arano Box Promotions. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING doubleheader begins at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) with preliminary fights airing on SHOWTIME EXTREME at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
Tickets priced at $250, $150, $100 and $50 are available online at www.staplescenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com, via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800)745-3000 or at STAPLES Center box office.
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