Weigh-in: Ortiz 146.5, Lopez 144,75; Matthysse 138.75, Soto 139.5

boxing“Ortiz vs. Lopez,” a 12-round fight for the vacant World Boxing Council (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 10-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 live 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).

In the featured SHOWTIME EXTREME fight scheduled for 10 rounds in the junior middleweight division, undefeated Jermell Charlo, of Houston, Texas, faces off against fellow prospect Denis Douglin, of New Jersey. Plus, unbeaten Texas knockout artist Omar Figueroa seeks another victory when he battles Mexico's Alain Hernandez in an eight-round super lightweight matchup..

Tickets priced at $250, $150, $100 and $50 are available online at,, via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800)745-3000 or at STAPLES Center box office.


Victor Ortiz 146.5 - Josesito Lopez 144.75
Humberto Soto 139.5 - Lucas Matthysse 138.75
Jermell Charlo 153.75 - Denis Douglin 154.5*
Omar Figueroa 137 - Alain Hernandez 137
Randy Caballero 119.5 - Jamal Parram 120
Michael Finney 148 - Joel Vargas 150.75
Julian Ramirez 123.75 - Israel Navarrete 125

Article posted on 22.06.2012

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