Former NABF Lightweight Champion Josesito Lopez will be spending a special Father’s Day this Sunday at Dodger Stadium as he kicks off the official fight week for “Ortiz vs. Lopez” on Saturday, June 23 at STAPLES Center. Lopez will be giving his best impression of Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw when he takes the mound before Sundays game. Just prior to that, he will be signing autographs with fans at the “Viva Los Dodgers” event in lot 6 of the Dodger Stadium parking lot.
Lopez lives and trains in Riverside, Calif., and is a big fan of the home town teams in Southern California. “I’m a huge baseball fan,” said Lopez. “It’s a great honor to be throwing out the first pitch in front of the great fans of Los Angeles. The success the Dodgers are having this year under their new ownership with Magic Johnson is amazing.”
“Ortiz vs. Lopez” is a 12-round fight main event for the vacant WBC Silver Welterweight Championship between Victor Ortiz and Josesito Lopez on a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader.
The June 23 event it being promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions and Thompson Boxing Promotions and sponsored by Corona, DeWalt Tools and AT&T.
Of course, Freddie Roach recently had the honor of throwing out the 1st pitch at a Dodgers game, so the franchise is clearly making its mark within the boxing community here.