Saul Alvarez to Face Josesito Lopez on CBS
You may remember Josesito Lopez for breaking Victor Ortiz’s jaw last month and killing a Alvarez vs. Ortiz fight.
Good news for Lopez though, you break a guy’s jaw during a high profile fight and you will get another high profile fight.
That fight will be against Canelo Alvarez.
Junior middleweight titlist Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, in search of an opponent for his Sept. 15 defense after three previous foes dropped out, will face Josesito Lopez, who scored a major upset against Victor Ortiz last month, multiple sources with knowledge of the deal told ESPN.com on Tuesday
.The deal has been agreed to and contracts have been exchanged, although the paperwork is not yet signed, the sources said.In addition, the fight likely will air on CBS, rather than its boxing-heavy sister network Showtime, according to the sources. CBS, which has a rich history of boxing, has not aired a live fight since the 1990s.
Interesting to see how a fight on CBS would go against a PPV fight on the same night.
I will be at Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez on same night, but should be fun week in Las Vegas.