Golden Boy Promotions has confirmed that their September 15 card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will feature undefeated WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez against Josesito Lopez. The card will be a quadrupleheader that also features WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez defending his title against former champ Daniel Ponce De Leon. Remaining bouts will be announced. “We know the exceptional talent we have in Mexican superstar Canelo, and certainly Josesito Lopez deserves the opportunity to face him after his stunning upset victory over Victor Ortiz on June 23,” said Oscar de la Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions.
Canelo Alvarez: I am happy to be fighting Josesito Lopez on Mexican Independence Day weekend and to give all of our fans a tremendous battle. I was ringside for his fight against Victor Ortiz and saw the talent he possesses. It will be very competitive, but nothing can take away my desire to be the best in the sport.
Josesito Lopez: I know they put me in the ring with Victor Ortiz to have me beat and now they are doing the same thing with Canelo. I was a big underdog with Ortiz and now I’m a bigger underdog with Canelo, but I’m up for the challenge.