Advertisement
Advertisement

Josesito Lopez Fires Bullets: Victor Ortiz Has No Heart!

By Osman Rodriguez

Unheralded Josesito Lopez stopped welterweight star Victor Ortiz on Saturday night, apparently breaking Ortiz's jaw in the ninth round to earn a stunning upset victory at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Ortiz and his corner stopped the fight before the 10th-round bell when the injury left Ortiz unable to close his mouth. Lopez (30-4, 18 KOs) leaped onto the ropes to celebrate one of the biggest upsets in recent boxing history. Lopez accepted the fight last month as a late replacement for Andre Berto, who failed a doping test that scuttled his rematch with Ortiz.

"I'm a man and I'm not intimidated by anything. Victor tried to intimidate me but it didn't work. Victor has no heart," Lopez said.

"I knew that I had to fight the fight of my life to win and I knew that I caught him with good punches in every round and with more than a few of them - I hurt him. I knew the longer the fight went, the better chance I had. I chopped him down. I told you that I would shock the world."

Ortiz (29-4-2) was narrowly leading on all three judges' scorecards when he quit. Lopez had made the fight much closer than expected.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by trufightfanatic on 06-24-2012

[QUOTE=blak81;12276852]Would you do it for what you make now in one day? For someone that is already a millionaire, 1 extra million is not that enticing.[/QUOTE] The reality is that once Victor's jaw got broken, the fight with Canelo went…

Comment by Ringlife on 06-24-2012

I give mad props to Lopez he was their to win and he pulled the upset.

Comment by ironmike2012 on 06-24-2012

Lopez is right, Victor is not made for championship boxing, the guy fouls and then gets beat up, then quits. Sonny Liston finished a fight with a broken jaw even though he lost, Ali fought Norton with a broken jaw,…

Comment by blak81 on 06-24-2012

[QUOTE=Don Flamenco;12276687]His jaw was broken during round 9 Pay me a million dollar pay day my next fight just to last 3 more rounds and I would do it[/QUOTE] Would you do it for what you make now in one…

Comment by blak81 on 06-24-2012

[QUOTE=jreckoning;12275930]It isn't. People do far crazier things risking life and limb for a lot of money. They wouldn't bother for 200 dollars. Look at all those crab fishermen and shark wranglers and crazy ass jobs people do because they pay…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (64)
Top Headlines Andre Ward-Sullivan Barrera Confirmed For March 26 in Oakland Photos: Manny Pacquiao Flexing His Political Muscle Back Home Golden Boy VP: Shabranskyy Was Willing To Face Andre Ward Billy Dib: Thank God I Finally Got Away From 50 Cent! Francisco Vargas vs. Orlando Salido Still a Possibility? Martinez-Berchelt On Course For March 12 After WBO Rejects Appeal Julio Ceja, Hugo Ruiz Ready For Rematch War on Feb. 27th Anthony Joshua-Charles Martin in Serious Talks, Says Hearn Zou Shiming Ring Return Draws 36.5 Million Viewers in China Gabe Bracero Arrested After Allegedly Beating Up Cop Rigondeaux To Train At Derry Mathews' Gym In Liverpool Oscar Duarte Signs With Golden Boy, Returns February 19 Juan Hernandez Has Chocolatito In Sights After Latest Win Gallagher: Canelo is Not Golovkin, Amir Khan Can Win K. Porter: Shawn Will Punish Keith Thurman Until He Breaks Lomachenko on When He Learned Mike Tyson Was Not Ukrainian Masternak Returns on Loaded April 2 Bill In Krakow Jazza Dickens Embraces Underdog Role Versus Rigondeaux Kiatniwat Scores Repeat Win Over Lebron in Thailand Nonito Donaire's Trainer Expects Pressure Fight From Bedak Hearn Expects Quigg To Score "Brutal" Knockout of Frampton Tasif Khan Stops Isaac Quaye In Six, Wins WBU/GBU Crowns Eddie Chambers: The Division is in Good Hands With Tyson Fury Moralde, Duno Ready To Go To War in General Santos City Amir Khan: Once My Shots Land on Canelo, He Will Think Twice! Mayweather: Khan Thinks He Can Do What I Did To Canelo Here's One Vote For Another Bernard 'Alien' Hopkins Sighting Erik Morales: Amir Khan Won't Last Four Rounds With Canelo Luis Ortiz Warns Tony Thompson: Barking Dogs Don't Bite! Billy Dib To Face Sukkasem Kietyongyuth on February 26 Arreola Suspended For 90 Days, Tests Positive For Marijuana Denis Lebedev-Yunier Dorticos Clash Ordered By The WBA Photos: Jamel Herring Makes Weight, Set For First TV Main Event Garcia's Team Disputes Possibility Of Donnie Nietes Fight Freddie Roach is Pleased With Frankie Gomez Performance Luis Ramos on Top Rank Deal, Desire For World Title Fight Golovkin's Promoter Confirms Interest in Bernard Hopkins Fight Luis Ortiz-Thompson Set, But Not Yet Sanctioned By WBA Francisco Santana To Return on Top Rank Bill on April 2 Adamek-Molina: Mateusz Masternak To Face Fields on The Card
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement