Josesito Lopez Dodgers 1st pitch: photos & notes

Credit: Carlos Baeza / Thompson Boxing
Credit: Carlos Baeza / Thompson Boxing

Former NABF Lightweight Champion Josesito Lopez took the mound at Dodger Stadium yesterday afternoon on Father’s Day and pitched a perfect strike that no one on the visiting Chicago White Sox would have been able to hit.

The Dodgers mounted an exciting comeback to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth inning and won the game an inning later when Dee Gordon looped a walk off single into the outfield bringing in Tony Gwynn Jr.

Prior to the his pitching debut, Lopez signed autographs and took photographs with many of his fans at the “Viva Los Dodgers” event. Lopez was wearing a t-shirt celebrating the Stanley Cup Champions, the Los Angeles Kings, so it was all about L.A. on this day, and for Josesito.

Plus, we also have a special video feature of the All Access: Victor Ortiz behind the scenes television show you can watch right here:

The special day kicked off the official fight week for “Ortiz vs. Lopez,” which takes place on Saturday, June 23 at STAPLES Center when he takes on Victor Ortiz for the vacant WBC Silver Welterweight Championship on a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING broadcast.

“Ortiz vs. Lopez,” a 12-round fight for the vacant WBC Silver Welterweight Championship taking place Saturday, June 23, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif., and the co-feature will see former Three-Division World Champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto battle Argentinean knockout artist Lucas Matthysse in a 12-round fight. Tickets priced at $250, $150, $100 and $50 are available for purchase online at, or via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800)745-3000.  Tickets are also available at the STAPLES Center box office.

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