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 fight which will be televised live on Showtime.
Additionally, we have a special video for you here from Showtime, as Josesito Lopez looks back on his huge upset win over Victor Ortiz. Check it all out below.
Video: Lopez Talks Ortiz Victory
It’s easy to forget how so many people counted out Lopez against Ortiz, and how that one performance has since vaulted him into the spotlight of the boxing world.
As for the photos below, 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.
- Marcos Maidana (Left) and Josesito Lopez (Right) pose with the LA Galaxy mascot Cozmo.
- Maidana (Left) and Lopez (Right) sign autographs at the May 26, 2013 LA Galaxy game.
- Maidana poses at the May 26, 2013 LA Galaxy game at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
- Josesito Lopez poses with fans.
Maidana vs. Lopez, a 12-round fight for Maidana’s WBA Intercontinental Championship, and headlines a tripleheader which will take place on Saturday, June 8 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. and will be televised live on Showtime Championship Boxing eginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. Also featured will be a showdown between all-action warrior Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo and Erislandy Lara. Tickets priced at $150, $75, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges are available at AXS.com or by phone at 1-888-9-AXS-TIX (1-888-929-7849).