|Los Angeles – Former NABF Lightweight Champion Josesito Lopez took the
mound at Dodger Stadium yesterday afternoon on Father’s Day and pitched a
perfect strike that no one on the visiting Chicago White Sox would have been
able to hit.
The Dodgers mounted
an exciting comeback to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth inning and won
the game an inning later when Dee Gordon looped a walk off single into the
outfield bringing in Tony Gwynn Jr.
Prior to the his
pitching debut, Lopez signed autographs and took photographs with many of his
fans at the “Viva Los Dodgers” event.
The special day
kicked off the official fight week for “Ortiz vs. Lopez,” which
takes place on Saturday, June 23 at STAPLES
Center when he takes on Victor Ortiz for the
vacant WBC Silver Welterweight Championship on
a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING broadcast.
vs. Lopez,” a 12-round fight for the vacant WBC Silver Welterweight Championship
taking place Saturday, June 23, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif., is
promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions
and Thompson Boxing Promotions and sponsored by Corona, DeWalt Tools and
AT&T. The co-feature will see former Three-Division World Champion Humberto
“Zorrita” Soto battle Argentinean knockout artist Lucas Matthysse in a 12-round
fight for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Super Lightweight title which is
presented in association with Baja Boxing Promotions and Arano Box Promotions.
SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING doubleheader begins at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on
the West Coast) with preliminary fights airing on SHOWTIME EXTREME at
7:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
priced at $250, $150, $100 and $50 are available for purchase online at
via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800)745-3000. Tickets are also
available at the STAPLES Center box office.
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