(Photo credit: Leopoldo Gonzalez) By Rob Smith: WBC Siver welterweight champion Josesito Lopez (30-5, 18 KO’s) will reportedly be moving back down to 147 after losing by a 5th round TKO in his title challenge against WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s) last Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lopez, 28, will be fighting either a rematch against Victor Ortiz or a bout against Marcos Maidana. Of … Read Article
(Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME) LAS VEGAS (Sept. 16, 2012) – Canelo Alvarez knocked down Josesito Lopez three times en route to a dominating fifth round technical knockout defense of his World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Welterweight World Championship in front of a sold out crowd of 14,275 fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. on Saturday.
Canelo headlined the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Mexican Independence Day Weekend quadruple header and the undefeated Mexican … Read Article
(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) By Marcus Richardson: Josesito Lopez (30-4, 18 KO’s) might very well have kissed goodbye his only chance of winning tonight agaisnt WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (40-0-1, 29 KO’s) by coming in a flabby looking 153 lbs during Friday’s weigh-in for tonight’s bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Before this fight, the heaviest that the 28-year-old Lopez had ever come in was 144 3/4 lbs for … Read Article
SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING FINAL WEIGHTS:
CANELO ALVAREZ: 154 Pounds
JOSESITO LOPEZ: 153 Pounds
JHONNY GONZALEZ: 125 Pounds
DANIEL PONCE DE LEON: 125 ½ Pounds
MARCOS MAIDANA: 147 Pounds
JESUS SOTO KARASS: 147 Pounds
LEO SANTA CRUZ: 117 Pounds… Read Article
(Photo Credit: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME) By Joseph Herron: Like many great fighters of yesteryear, the boxing world has witnessed many great champions cultivated with a careful guiding hand.
Most recently, the career of Canelo Alvarez’s famed promoter Oscar De La Hoya was nurtured cautiously by the vigilant eye of Hall of Fame matchmaker Bruce Trampler and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum.
The Top Rank brass knew what they potentially had and elected to carefully navigate … Read Article
(Photo Credit: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME) Champion Jhonny Gonzalez, welterweight contender Jesus Soto Karass and former Two-Time World Champion Eric Morel pose on September 13, 2012 at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada at the final press conference for their September 15, 2012 fights when Alvarez defends his title against Lopez, Gonzalez defends his title against De Leon, Maidana faces Soto Karass and Santa Cruz defends his title against Morel at the MGM Grand … Read Article
LAS VEGAS, September 13 – The “Knockout Kings” featured fighters are ready to put on a spectacular show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena this Saturday, but before the epic SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING quadruple-header begins at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT, there will be two preliminary bouts, with coverage on SHOWTIME EXTREME at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, and two additional fights to begin the night in the arena.… Read Article
(Photo credit: Ester Lin/Showtime) LAS VEGAS (Sept. 11, 2012) – All eight fighters participating in Saturday’s blockbuster Mexican Independence Day weekend world championship event on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING arrived in grand fashion at MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Tuesday.
Incredibly popular and undefeated superstar Canelo Alvarez will defend his World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Welterweight World Championship against breakout star Josesito Lopez on Saturday, Sept. 15, live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. … Read Article
Oscar De La Hoya
Thank you very much to all the media, everyone, participating. We are getting closer to Knockout Kings. We are very, very excited and thrilled that everyone is coming together and making this event one of the most publicized, one of the most promoted events in boxing history.
September 15 is a very special day and a very special weekend for all the Mexicans and Mexicans across the world. We wanted to … Read Article
By Dwight Chittenden: #4 WBC Josesito Lopez (30-4, 18 KO’s) says he feels stronger now that he’s moved up from 140 pounds to fight. In his last fight, the 28-year-old Lopez moved up to 147 lbs and defeated former WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz after breaking his jaw in two places last June in a back and forth fight. Lopez, 5’11”, now will be moving up to 154 lbs to take on WBC junior middleweight … Read Article