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Saul Alvarez-Josesito Lopez Reportedly Done For 9/15

By Rick Reeno

Several sources within the United States, and Mexico, are advising BoxingScene.com that WBC silver welterweight champion Josesito Lopez (30-4, 18KOs) will be announced, likely tomorrow, as the opponent for WBC 154-pound champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (40-0-1, 29KOs) on September 15th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. At the moment, BoxingScene has not received confirmation on the exact weight - whether the fight is set for the full 154 or a catch-weight.

Last month, Lopez moved up to 147-pounds and broke the jaw of Victor Ortiz to secure a ninth round stoppage at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Ortiz was the scheduled opponent to face Canelo in September.

Lopez weighed 144-pounds for the fight with Ortiz, and most expected him to get overwhelmed, but he managed to hold his own and went to war with Ortiz for nine rounds. Canelo is a small junior middleweight - but he is still bigger and stronger than Ortiz, so the weight will be the most significant factor against Lopez.

Showtime will televise the contest.

On the undercard, Jhonny Gonzalez (52-7, 45KOs) will defend the WBC featherweight title against Daniel Ponce De Leon (43-4, 35KOs).

Also, heavyweight contender Seth Mitchell (25-0-1, 19KOs) will take on Johnathon Banks (28-1-1, 18KOs).

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by DARKSEID on 07-22-2012

Alvarez is one of the biggest cherry pickers I have ever seen. 2 months ago, Lopez was a jr welterweight I had never heard about, before he made victoria quit, and now he's fighting at jr middleweight? When the hell…

Comment by daggum on 07-22-2012

[QUOTE=alembic;12363635]Being carefully matched mostly with fighters not at his level... considering that he's a championship belt holder, isn't that the definition of being protected?[/QUOTE] yes it is. which also begs the question why is a protected fighter headlining big cards…

Comment by alembic on 07-22-2012

[QUOTE=Big Smoove;12363601]Canelo is one of the names that will be around for a long time to come in boxing and a prominent one but he is being brought along at the right pace and I disagree with the protected comment,…

Comment by Big Smoove on 07-22-2012

Once again it was proven that anyone can land a lucky punch and defeat the favored fighter in spite of all the known disadvantages! Lopez one the fight but was being beat on every judges card losing every round to…

Comment by DoktorSleepless on 07-11-2012

Looks like it's official. Scheafer and Oscar finally comment on it. The fight won't be on CBS, but a Canelo-Lopez documentary will air on CBS several time as advertisement. [url]http://ring[/url] tv.craveonline.com/blog/173779-alvarez-lopez-gonzalez-ponce-de-leon-fight-on-showtime-on-sept-15

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