Found May 23, 2012 on Fox Sports:
In an unusually busy 24-hour span, Golden Boy and Top Rank Promotions busied themselves with several major signings to ensure summer fights for some of their bigger stars. Golden Boy, which lost Khan-Peterson II and Ortiz-Berto II to positive VADA test results from Lamont Peterson and Andre Berto, rebounded with replacement bouts for their fighters as well as the announcement of two other key contests: Victor Ortiz (29-3-2, 22 KOs) will square off against Josesito Lopez (29-4, 17 KOs) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Ortiz's original date of June 23 with Lucas Matthysse-Humberto Soto still serving as co-feature. Amir Khan (26-2, 18 KOs) will now be challenging WBC junior welterweight champ Danny Garcia (23-0, 14 KOs) on July 14 with Seth Mitchell (25-0-1, 19 KOs) vs. Johnathan Banks (28-1-1, 18KOs) as chief support. Also announced, Saul Alvarez (40-0-1, 29 KOs) will defend his WBC junior middleweight title on a Sept. 15 pay-per-view against Paul Williams (41-2, 27 KOs). Top Rank, which saw Brandon Rios ruin his chances of a Juan Manuel Marquez showdown with horrible-looking controversial decision over Richard Abril last month, also had to scramble to get their fighters some summertime ring time. As part of a June 30 doubleheader, WBO junior featherweight champ Nonito Donaire (28-1, 18 KOs) will take on IBF titlist Jeffrey Mathebula (26-3-2, 14 KOs) and Rios (30-0-1, 22 KOs) faces Mauricio Herrera (18-2, 7 KOs) in a junior welterweight bout.

Ortiz vs. Lopez presser photos, quotes & notes

Former World Champion "Vicious" Victor Ortiz and popular contender Josesito Lopez held a press conference in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday to formally announce that Lopez will step in to face Ortiz, of Ventura, Calif., by way of Garden City, Kansas, for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver Welterweight title in the main event of a Showtime tripleheader on Saturday...

Official Victor Ortiz vs. Josesito Lopez announcement

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...

New fights: Canelo vs. Paul Williams & Amir Khan vs. Danny Garcia

With the boxing world focused on all of the disastrous news as of late, as both Lamont Peterson vs. Amir Khan II and Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto II have been cancelled due to failed drug tests for steroids, there's finally some good news to pick things up a bit. A few new fights have been added to the boxing calendar. In July Amir Khan will take on undefeated junior welterweight...
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