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14 NOVEMBER 2018


Lopez To Face Ortiz On June 23

Josesito Lopez is set to replace Andre Berto and face Victor Ortiz at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on June 23.


According Lopez’s manager Henry Ramirez has confirmed that the deal is ‘98 per cent done’. With just a few minor details to work out. Ortiz was to have faced Andre Berto in a rematch but Berto has failed a drugs test leaving Ortiz without an opponent for June 23.


Berto tested positive for the banned substance norandrosterone last Friday following a random drug test. Both Berto’s A and B samples tested positive.


Speaking to ESPN Ramirez said: "(Golden Boy) offered the fight to us on Friday afternoon. I got a call from (Goossen Tutor Promotions matchmaker) Tom Brown saying we got the offer and I said, ’We’ll take it. We’re excited. We’re ecstatic. Our job is to get the biggest fight out there for Josesito that we can for the best money we can get, and this is that fight."


May 21, 2012

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