Maidana and Lopez Attend Soccer Game

BY The Sweet Science ON May 29, 2013
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WBA INTERCONTINENTAL WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION

MARCOS MAIDANA AND TOP RATED WELTERWEIGHT CONTENDER

JOSESITO LOPEZ ATTEND MAY 26 LA GALAXY GAME AT

THE HOME DEPOT CENTER AHEAD OF THEIR JUNE 8 SHOWDOWN

WHICH WILL BE TELEVISED LIVE ON SHOWTIME®

Fighters Signed Autographs For Fans And Stepped Onto The Field Next To

The Tennis Stadium That Will Host Their Highly Anticipated Fight

Carson, Calif. (May 29, 2013) - As families across the country celebrated the Memorial Day Weekend holiday, WBA Intercontinental Welterweight Champion Marcos Maidana and top rated welterweight contender Josesito Lopez took a break from their respective training camps to attend Sunday's LA Galaxy game against the Seattle Sounders at The Home Depot Center Soccer Stadium, next to the Tennis Stadium that will host their June 8 WBA Intercontinental Welterweight Championship fight which will be televised live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® (10 p.m ET/7 p.m. PT) Both Maidana and Lopez took time to sign autographs, conduct interviews and appear on the field before the Galaxy's 4-0 win over the Sounders.

(Photo Credit: German Alegria)

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Photo Credit: Golden Boy Promotions

WBA Intercontinental Welterweight Champion Marcos Maidana (Left) and top rated welterweight contender Josesito Lopez (Right) pose with the LA Galaxy mascot Cozmo at the May 26, 2013 LA Galaxy game at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. ahead of their Saturday, June 8, 2013 title fight at The Home Depot Center which will be televised live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT).

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Photo Credit: Golden Boy Promotions

WBA Intercontinental Welterweight Champion Marcos Maidana (Left) and top rated welterweight contender Josesito Lopez (Right) sign autographs at the May 26, 2013 LA Galaxy game at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. ahead of their Saturday, June 8, 2013 title fight at The Home Depot Center which will be televised live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT).

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Photo Credit: German Alegria

WBA Intercontinental Welterweight Champion Marcos Maidana poses at the May 26, 2013 LA Galaxy game at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. ahead of his Saturday, June 8, 2013 title defense against top rated welterweight contender Josesito Lopez at The Home Depot Center which will be televised live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT).

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Photo Credit: Golden Boy Promotions

Top rated welterweight contender Josesito Lopez poses with fans on at the May 26, 2013 LA Galaxy game at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. ahead of his Saturday, June 8, 2013 title challenge against WBA Intercontinental Welterweight Champion Marcos Maidana at The Home Depot Center which will be televised live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT).

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Maidana vs. Lopez, a 12-round fight for Maidana's WBA Intercontinental Championship, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona. The tripleheader will take place on Saturday, June 8 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. and will be televised live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The event can be heard in Spanish using secondary audio programming (SAP). Maidana vs. Lopez is presented in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions and Thompson Boxing Promotions. Also featured will be a 12-round super welterweight showdown between all-action warrior Alfredo "El Perro" Angulo and top rated super welterweight contender Erislandy Lara and a 12-round fight between veteran Demetrius Hopkins and unbeaten phenom Jermell Charlo for Hopkins' USBA Junior Middleweight Championship and Charlo's WBC Continental Americas Super Welterweight Championship. Preliminary fights will air on SHOWTIME EXTREME at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

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