Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 7/20/12
Earlier today WBC Silver Welterweight Champion Josesito Lopez (30-4, 18 KOs) met with Riverside's Mayor Ronald Loveridge to celebrate his recent upset victory over 'Vicious' Victor Ortiz. Just under a month ago Mayor Loveridge and the mayor of Ventura, Mike Tracy, put up a friendly wager of their city's home-grown fruits for the Victor Ortiz - Josesito Lopez fight. Mayor Tracy bet a flat of strawberries to Riverside Mayor Loveridge's box of oranges that Ventura's Ortiz would beat Riverside's Lopez for the WBC Welterweight Silver Belt Championship. The Ventura resident did not succeed. It was a stunning upset win for Lopez who took the fight on short notice after Ortiz's original opponent, Andre Berto, tested positive for an illegal substance. "We're very proud to have Jose Lopez as a member of the Riverside community.    He is a great athlete that showed his determination to achieve his goals.  He represents the heart of Riverside.  I have no doubt that he will cont...
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