Josesito Lopez to Replace Andre Berto & Face Victor Ortiz

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Considering it was short notice, Lopez is a decent replacement for Andre Berto who is mired in a steroid controversy after failing a drug test a little over a month shy of his rematch with Victor Ortiz.

The Showtime card will go on as planned with some additions.

Josesito Lopez will get the opportunity to fight former welterweight titlist Victor Ortiz on June 23 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles as the replacement opponent for Andre Berto.

Junior welterweight Humberto Soto (58-7-2, 34 KOs) and Lucas Matthysse (30-2, 28 KOs) will still meet in the Showtime co-featured bout, but Riverside, Calif., heavyweight contender Cristobal Arreola (35-2, 30 KOs), who is also trained by Ramirez, will be added to the card to make it into a televised tripleheader. The fight figures to be Arreola’s final bout before an anticipated heavyweight championship shot against Wladimir Klitschko in November.

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