Chris Arreola Also Added to Card
It was officially announced today that popular contender Josesito Lopez, of Riverside, Calif., has been tapped to meet "Vicious" Victor Ortiz in the main event on Saturday, June 23, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif. for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver Welterweight title, live on SHOWTIME. Lopez, who had been training for a June 22 bout that was canceled days ago, replaces Andre Berto following Berto's failed pre-fight drug test which was revealed last Friday.
Ortiz vs. Lopez will headline a three-fight SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast (live at 9 p.m. ET/PT, tape delayed on the West Coast) that now will include top rated heavyweight Chris Arreola in a 10-round bout against an opponent to be determined and the previously announced a 12-round bout between Humberto Soto and Lucas Matthysse for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Super Lightweight title.
The star of Victor Ortiz (29-3-2, 22 KO's) has been o...