Lopez vs. Romero IBF Title Bout on 2/16 in Tijuana
By Rafael Soto
According to promoter Fernando Beltran of Zanfer Promotions, the bantamweight title fight between Alejandro Lopez and Jhonatan Romero will take place on February 16th in Tijuana. Zanfer won the IBF's purse bid on Tuesday to secure the rights to the fight. They put down $132,000 dollars to beat out Gary Shaw, who dropped $122,200.20.
Lopez (24-2, 7KOs), ranked at one, and Romero (22-0, 12KOs), ranked at two, will battle for the vacant IBF title. The belt became vacant after Nonito Donaire dropped the belt in 2011.
Also on the show, a battle of undefeated bantamweight prospects with Hanzel "Tornadito" Martinez (19-0, 15 KOs) facing Alexander "Cobrita" Gonzalez Jr. (15-0-2 , 10 KOs)