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Victor Ortiz-Josesito Lopez Looms? Arreola in Play Too

By Osman Rodriguez

According to several sources who spoke to BoxingScene.com, Josesito Lopez (29-4, 17KOs) has been approached, and already accepted, the opportunity to face former welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (29-3-2, 22KOs) on June 23rd at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The fight has not been finalized, from what BoxingScene has been told. Ortiz's upcoming fight will be televised on Showtime.

Ortiz was initially scheduled to Andre Berto in a rematch, but last week it was revealed that Berto tested positive for a banned steroid in random drug test administered by VADA [Volunteer Anti-Drug Association].

Lopez has been training for a fight with Kendall Holt, which had been scheduled as an ESPN televised headliner for June 22, but Holt withdrew last week after a disagreement over the planned venue.

Additionally, there is a good possibility that heavyweight Chris Arreola (35-2, 30KOs) will be added to the undercard.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 05-21-2012

this won't happen & as 4 the the joke called Areola, let's have him v Mitchell, something mayb worth watching ...better than the normal setups in this terribly weak division...

Comment by El Angel on 05-21-2012

[QUOTE=Russian Crushin;12153200]Wait so the verto fight has been officialyy cancelled?[/QUOTE] Yeah Berto is officially out. Lopez's manager has confirmed it. [URL="http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id/7954027/josesito-lopez-replace-andre-berto-june-23-bout-victor-ortiz-la"]http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id/7954027/josesito-lopez-replace-andre-berto-june-23-bout-victor-ortiz-la[/URL] [QUOTE]Josesito Lopez will get the opportunity to fight former welterweight titlist Victor Ortiz on June 23 at the Staples…

Comment by Russian Crushin on 05-21-2012

Wait so the verto fight has been officialyy cancelled?

Comment by Mars Volta on 05-21-2012

[QUOTE=Eaner0919;12153185]this right here[/QUOTE] holt turned down the fight?

Comment by Eaner0919 on 05-21-2012

[quote=ThePhantom5;12152026]Holt afraid of hot weather. Give it to a real fighter in Lopez.[/quote] this right here

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