Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Antonio Lozada Has Big Goals, Eyes Title in 2013

By Jake Donovan

Big plans are in store for budding super lightweight Antonio Lozada, who continues to put earlier career setbacks in the rearview mirror with each performance of late.

Five straight wins have followed since suffering an upset knockout loss to Roberto Ortiz last summer. The 22-year old knockout artist looks to continue his winning ways when he faces Edgar Llanes this Saturday in Ecatepac, Mexico. The scheduled 10-round bout serves as the evening's co-feature, with stable mate Humberto Soto in the main event against Jose 'Piston' Lopez to complete this weekend's "Sabados de Corona telecast live on Televisa.

"I'm ready for a tough fight from a tough opponent," Lozada (28-1, 24KO) insists. "I'm preparing well in the mountains with Humberto Soto. My preparation was 110%. I feel stronger than ever and I will make a big statement. My promoter Promociones del Pueblo has big plans lined up for me."

Winning and looking good doing so are key to what's in store for his 2013 campaign. The latter part is essential on this particular evening, as national royalty will be in the house among an expected capacity crowd.

"We have a stadium ready to house 9,000 fans," suggests Oswaldo Kuchle of Promociones del Pueblo. "Tickets are selling fast and it will be another great night of boxing. The governor of Mexico will be in attendance for this spectacular night."

Lozada knows to look good, not just for the camera but also for the top players in and around his weight class. Plus, it will further drum up interest for his planned tour beyond his native Mexico.

"I believe I'm closing in on a world title shot," Lozada states. "My confidence is growing with each fight. Next year, I want to fight the best and also make my debut in the United States."

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com.  Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox.

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Wilder: Anthony Joshua Don't Sound Confident About Us Fighting! Derry Mathews Staying Away, Not Planning To Make Return NSAC Head: Adalaide Byrd Not Suspended, Expect Her Back Soon Adonis Stevenson vs. Eleider Alvarez Confirmed For 2018 Rigondeaux: I'm Not a Dead Body Like Other Lomachenko Foes Malignaggi: Haymon, Dana White Spoke About McGregor Fight Frank Bruno Gets Trainer's Licence From BBBofC Anthony Joshua vs. Carlos Takam Finalized For October 28 Daniel Jacobs vs. Luis Arias Undercard Update Daniel Jacobs HBO Special To Debut on November 4 Pulev Reportedly Injured, Anthony Joshua Fight in Jeopardy Photos: Lauren Tries To French Kiss Cecilia Braekhus at Presser Whyte: Wilder May Face Audley Harrison Again Instead of Me! Benavidez on Sparring Ramirez: It Was So Good I Could Sell Tapes Josh Warrington Aims To Land Stadium Fight With Carl Frampton Weekend Review: The Rise of Jermell Charlo Hurd's Plan: Make Mandatory Defense, Fight Lara, Then Charlo Spence: Thurman Has Been Making Excuses; I'm Waiting On Him Mayhem at 154: Post-Tripleheader Report Card Josh Taylor Believes Ricky Burns Fight is No Longer Viable Skeete: Jeff Horn Will Not Have Easy Time With Gary Corcoran Groves: Eubank Not Good Enough, His Very Best Can't Beat Me! Kessler Motivated: I'll Repay Support of Fans With a Great Victory Lemieux vs. Saunders Negotiations Going 'Well' For December 16 Morales, Klitschko, Hatton, Winky: One Hall of a Problem Mikkel Kessler Hit By Borrelia, Return Delayed Until March 2018 Thurman: Crawford Must Be Relevant Welterweight Before We Fight Joshua Warned Klitschko: Finish Me or I Knock You The F*** Out! Tony Luis Targets Top Names at 135 After Latest Win Ramirez: I Want DeMarco Rematch, Stoppage Was Way Too Early Horn's Coach: We'd Beat McGregor Better Than Mayweather Did Lara: I'm Going To Clean Out The Whole 154-Pound Division! Kovalev-Shabranskyy: WBO To Rule This Week if Title is at Stake Mares: March or April - I'm Ready For Leo Santa Cruz Rematch Hurd Surprised, Didn't Believe Trout Would Stand, Trade With Him Team Horn Will Attempt To Secure Conor McGregor Fight Next Spence Explains Turning Down Miguel Cotto Fight, Golden Boy Kevin Johnson Shocks Pianeta, Granat Update, Morell-Fornling Dillian Whyte vs. Robert Helenius Set for WBC Silver Title Photos: Erislandy Lara Dominates, Drops Terrell Gausha
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement