Josesito Lopez pulled off a huge upset win by halting Victor Ortiz in the ninth round of their welterweight clash on Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Lopez stepped in as a replacement after Andre Berto failed a drug test and he bravely stood and traded with Ortiz, who was ahead on the judges’ scorecards when he quit the fight due to a broken jaw.
Alavarez's original opponent was Paul Williams but after Williams was left paralyzed from an unfortunate motorcycle injury, the fight was obviously canceled.
The boxing world was struck by some more bad news yesterday when it was revealed that former world champion Paul Williams has been left paralysed from the waist down after a motorcycle accident on Sunday.
Shane Mosley rolled back the years to put on a spirited performance against Mexican sensation Saul Alvarez but could not stop the rising star running away with a unanimous points win to retain his WBC light-middleweight title.
The 21-year-old Mexican was given the verdict over the American veteran 119-109 on two of the judges' scorecards, while and the third had it 118-110.
Shane Mosley has declared that he is no stepping-stone ahead of his outing against Mexican sensation Saul Alvarez on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto’s Ring Kings’ blockbuster this weekend.
The HBO cameras spent some time with WBC light-middleweight champion Saul Alvarez 7,000 feet up in the mountains but still round the corner from his opponent in Big Bear, California as he prepared for his upcoming defence against Shane Mosley. Follow them as they go in depth with undefeated 21-year-old Mexican sensation…
WBC light-middleweight champion Saul Alvarez says he’s fully focused on Shane Mosley ahead of their May 5 clash despite being touted as a future opponent for Floyd Mayweather, who steps up to his weight division on the same night.