Found June 28, 2012 on The Queensbury Rules:
PLAYERS: Victor Ortiz
(Josesito Lopez, with trainer Henry Ramirez; photo credit: Tom Casino, Showtime)Though many memorable moments remain from last Saturday's shocking result at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, one of those moments that stuck with me late into the following week about Josesito Lopez was simply him making his ringwalk. Emblazoned on the right breast of his jacket was a large logo: Thompson Boxing. Josesito Lopez was the first fighter Thompson Boxing signed to a contract in 2004. Though they cut the opening day ribbon on their company in 2000, Lopez was the first fighter to sign an exclusive deal to be promoted by the Orange County-based outfit. Both promoter and fighter have ridden through their fair share of bumps in the road, but Lopez's upset win this past Saturday over Victor Ortiz was an unquestionable high point. “It ranks up there. We've had a good history with some of our fighters over the years. I think this one was sweet because of the magnitude of the show,” T...

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