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Photos: Ortiz vs Lopez, Matthysse vs Soto Workouts

LOS ANGELES – Former World Champion Victor Ortiz (29-3-2, 22 KO's) of Ventura, Calif., former NABF Champion Josesito Lopez (29-4, 17 KO's) of Riverside, Calif., former Three-Time World Champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto and hard-hitting, top rated contender Lucas Matthysse took part in a final media workout on Wednesday at Fortune Boxing Gym in Los Angeles, just days before they do battle on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on Saturday, June 23 live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

The vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver Welterweight title is on the line in the 12-round Ortiz vs. Lopez bout while Soto (59-7-2, 34 KO’s), of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, will battle Trelew, Argentina native Matthysse (30-2, 28 KO’s) in 12-round co-featured bout for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Super Lightweight title.

Tickets priced at $250, $150, $100 and $50 are available online at www.staplescenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com, via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800)745-3000 or at STAPLES Center box office.

Here are what the fighters had to say on Wednesday:

VICTOR ORTIZ:

“Fans can expect a great show on Saturday night.  There haven't been many changes in this camp.  I have always had a goal to be one of the greatest fighters of all time and that goal is still there.  I have trained hard for a good fight and I am ready.

“Josesito is a hell of a fighter.  I’m not taking anything away from him, but right now he is stepping into the wrong den.  I will show it Saturday night.”

JOSESITO LOPEZ:

“I just recently started watching tapes.  It does make a difference.  I used to just let my coach watch, but it does give a clearer idea about what you have to look forward to.  Training has been going great.  I moved up in weight and it’s given me that much more energy.  I’ve had the energy, power, and strength throughout camp to not have to slow down.

“I am at a position where there are bigger things I want to achieve, and that’s motivation right there.  On Saturday it all starts.  On Saturday the smarter fighter will win.”

Regarding the Canelo Alvarez vs. Ortiz announcement:

“I find it disrespectful to announce the fight ahead of time, but if anything it gives me more motivation to achieve what I want to achieve.  I think (the result) is going to surprise everyone.”

HUMBERTO SOTO:

“I am a very professional fighter.  I feel very good at 140 pounds.  Whoever said I lost speed and power, well that’s not true.  I proved with my last three fights in this division that I can handle it.”

With regards to his game plan:

“Things change in the ring.  I have my game plan, but once the bell rings I am going to see what’s in front of me, but I always prepare to win.  I know Matthysse has as well, so it’s going to make for a very good fight.”

LUCAS MATTHYSSE:

“I expect to win by KO.  I think I was robbed against Zab Judah and Devon Alexander in the United States, so expect a KO.  I don’t want it going to the judges on Saturday, so expect a good fight.

“I respect Soto because he was a three-time world champion.  He comes from lighter divisions and my strength will help me win.

“I trained in Junin, Buenos Aires, for two months.  I sparred with nine sparring partners.  I am in the best shape of my life.”

“Ortiz vs. Lopez,” a 12-round fight for the vacant WBC Silver Welterweight Championship taking place Saturday, June 23, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif., is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions and Thompson Boxing Promotions and sponsored by Corona, DeWalt Tools and AT&T.  The co-feature will see former Three-Division World Champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto battle Argentinean knockout artist Lucas Matthysse in a 12-round fight for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Super Lightweight title which is presented in association with Baja Boxing Promotions and Arano Box Promotions.  The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING doubleheader begins live at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) with preliminary fights airing on SHOWTIME EXTREME at 7 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ADozenArrows on 06-21-2012

Lucas needs a new barber the most out of the 4 guys.

Comment by Panterita on 06-21-2012

WARTIZ!!!! WAR SOTO!!!! :boxing:

Comment by budfr on 06-21-2012

Whenever there is an all-Latino card, expect wars. Being macho in the ring is what the fans want. Forget that boring " slick " style, i.e. running, hugging.

Comment by jbpanama on 06-21-2012

[QUOTE=Camp Beast;12266058]Ortiz is looking in Beast Mode![/QUOTE] I Like Those, Silk Britches Ortiz is Sporting.... Wonder if he got the Silk Sheets too???

Comment by Bermuda on 06-21-2012

can't wait! going to be rooting for ortiz and matthysse..

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