Josesito Lopez was brought in to compete but not win, if we want to be honest about it, when he fought Victor Ortiz on June 23 in LA. Ortiz had a date to dance with Canelo Alvarez set up for September 15, so Ortiz just needed to get past the undersized welter Lopez (pictured above, roaring in exultation post-win).
Didn't happen. The 28 year-old Lopez cracked Ortiz with some filthy hooks and broke his jaw. Ortiz told the ref that he couldn't continue after the ninth, Lopez won upset of the year and Canelo continued a jinx meme.
Yupppppp. Fancy the upset. Love seeing the poor and unknown win the boxing lotto. Beautiful moment. I don't recall exactly who it was but someone on this message board seemed upset that JOseito seemed to be "selling" himself and his career out to Canelo. Then and now I thought that was a silly perspective. It's prize fighting...make the most you can when opportunity presents itself. Specially for a poor kid from Riverside... Whose father (family provider) is locked up in the Penn. Wise move, and, he'll again be in another high profile bout in 2013. That's wasssssssssuppp.