Saul “Canelo” Alvarez stopped Josesito Lopez late in the fifth round Saturday night, defending his WBC 154-pound title with a relentless display of power by the 22-year-old Mexican champion.
Josesito Lopez has risen from near-anonymity to the heights of boxing this summer, fighting his way into a big-money Las Vegas showdown with beloved Mexican champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
When Josesito Lopez and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez stood toe-to-toe and stared each other down Tuesday on historic Olvera Street, the supposedly undersized Lopez was the one looking down at his opponent.
According to variety of reports from Mexico and the US, WBC silver welterweight champion Josesito Lopez will challenge Mexican sensation Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez for the junior middleweight title.
Unheralded Josesito Lopez stopped welterweight star Victor Ortiz on Saturday night, apparently breaking Ortiz’s jaw in the ninth round to earn a stunning upset victory.