Canelo Counts Down To Lopez Clash

BY The Sweet Science ON September 13, 2012
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657Canelo, Lopez Canelo and Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya pose for a photo in a ring in the center of the MGM Grand hotel lobby, just steps away from Canelo's Saturday blockbuster showdown against breakout star Josesito Lopez.

The 28-year-old Lopez, of Riverside, Calif., registered the Upset of the Year when he knocked out Victor Ortiz last June 23 on SHOWTIME. The rising star is looking to earn another big win over the undefeated Canelo on Saturday, live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING(9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT)

Canelo and Lopez will headline a four-fight, three world championship event that also features WBC Featherweight World Champion Jhonny Gonzalez defending his crown against former World Champion Daniel Ponce De Leon, former World Champion Marcos Maidana squaring off against perennial contender Jesus Soto Karass and Leo Santa Cruz defending his IBF Bantamweight World Championship against former Two-Time World Champion Eric Morel. Excited fans react to the arrival of Canelo during Wednesday’s workout. Saturday’s Quadruple-header features eight fighters with a combined record of 288-16-5 with 206 KO's and a knockout percentage of more than 70 percent. The Saturday, Sept. 15 quadruple-header, packed with Mexican pride and power, will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be televised live on SHOWTIME Saturday, Sept. 15 at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT with preliminary fights to air live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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