The matchup between talented junior middleweight prospects Jermell Charlo (17-0, 8 knockouts) and Denis Douglin (14-1, 8 KOs) highlights the undercard of the Victor Ortiz-Josesito Lopez main event on Saturday at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The Victor Ortiz-Josesito Lopez main event of Showtime’s doubleheader from Los Angeles on Saturday is a good matchup, but the co-featured bout between Humberto Soto and Lucas Matthysse has “Fight of the Year” written all over it.
Junior welterweight contender Lucas Matthysse and former two-division titleholder Humberto Soto say their Showtime-televised 140-pound showdown on Saturday will not go the distance if they can help it.
Josesito Lopez’s trainer Henry Ramirez wants his fighter to test Victor Ortiz’s mental fortitude when the Southern Californians meet in the main event of a Showtime-televised card at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday.
The majority of RingTV.com readers who took part in a poll believe the youth and power of Lucas Matthysse will be too much for battle-tested veteran Humberto Soto when the two junior welterweights meet in the co-feature to Showtime’s June 23 doubleheader.
The Chris Arreola-Mike Mollo heavyweight bout is officially off Showtime’s June 23 broadcast, according to the network. Arreola had to withdraw due to an injury. The co-featured bouts of the show from Staples Center in L.A. will go on as scheduled.
Victor Ortiz was in a good mood during a recent media day at his gym in Ventura, Calif., but the former WBC welterweight titleholder would not discuss his Sept. 15 showdown with Saul Alvarez. Ortiz is focused on Josesito Lopez, who he fights on June 23.
All Access: Victor Ortiz, a documentary-style series that follows welterweight contender Victor Ortiz before his June 23 fight with Josesito Lopez, premieres on Showtime tonight (Wednesday, June 13) at 10:00 p.m. ET.
Josesito Lopez says he is motivated by the fact that Victor Ortiz has been named as the Sept. 15 opponent for WBC 154-pound titleholder Saul Alvarez in advance of his June 23 bout with Ortiz.
Saul Alvarez will defend his WBC 154-pound title against Victor Ortiz in the main event of a Showtime Pay-Per-View card from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sept. 15, Golden Boy Promotions announced on Tuesday. Top Rank could schedule a competing PPV show, headlined by Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Sergio Martinez, on the same date.