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Amir Khan-Josesito Lopez Could Be Next For April

By Ernest Gabion

Sources close to the situation have advised BoxingScene.com that Josesito Lopez (30-5, 18KOs) has emerged as the early frontrunner to face former champion Amir Khan in April.

After suffering back to back defeats, Khan (27-3, 19KOs) returned on Saturday night and dominated Carlos Molina for a TKO in ten. Lopez had a year filled with ups and downs. He moved up to the welterweight division and scored one of the year's biggest upsets with a ninth round stoppage of Victor Ortiz. He then moved up again, to junior middleweight, but bit off more than he could chew when WBC champion Saul Alvarez dropped him three times for a fifth round TKO.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by P4P_No1 on 12-17-2012

Good fight for him IMO. It's a risky one but it's part of rebuilding Khan. Lopez can crack and it'll be interesting to see if he catches Khan. Khan got far too many times by Molina but by the time…

Comment by el_mas_chingon on 12-17-2012

They should make Khan vs Matthysse for the interim WBC to determine who fights Danny next, but Jose would prolly still ruin Khans plans!

Comment by yoz on 12-17-2012

[QUOTE=royjonesjrKTFO;12825050]Poor Lopez being used as a confidence builder to beat up on. Another tune-up for Khan here. He's not ready for the top fighters yet.[/QUOTE] Khan should chase a rematch with Danny. If adopts a rigid/strict game plan, he wins…

Comment by royjonesjrKTFO on 12-17-2012

Poor Lopez being used as a confidence builder to beat up on. Another tune-up for Khan here. He's not ready for the top fighters yet.

Comment by El Malo. on 12-17-2012

After Garcia beats Judah they are most likely going to rematch Khan. None of this fools want anything to do with Matthyse. They are gonna hype Khan as being this new and improved boxer and this would be another big…

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