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Ortiz vs. Lopez Weigh-in Almost Gets Physical

By John J. Raspanti

(Photos © German Villasenor, MaxBoxing)

Victor Ortiz 146.5
Josesito Lopez 144.75
Victor Ortiz, Oscar De La Hoya, Josesito Lopez

By John J. Raspanti, Doghouse Boxing, reporting from Hollywood and Highland in Hollywood, California: Victor Ortiz and Josesito Lopez nearly began their bout a day early today. Their weigh-in became something more when Ortiz jumped on the scales first and later bumped and growled at Lopez. The Riverside fighter maintained his cool and glared back at Ortiz.

"It didn’t effect me at all," said Lopez to after the weights were announced. "It’s part of the game. He’s trying to get inside my head and it’s not going to work."

Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya stepped between the two boxers as emotions bubbled to the top.

The fighters will be vieing for the WBC silver welterweight title June 23 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Full Card:

Victor Ortiz 146.5 vs Josesito Lopez 144.75
Humberto Soto 139.5 vs. Lucas Matthysse 138.75
Jermell Charlo 153.75 vs. Denis Douglin 154.5
Omar Figueroa 137 vs. Alain Hernandez 137
Randy Caballero 119.5 vs. Jamal Parram 120
Michael Finney 148 vs. Joel Vargas 150.75
Julian Ramirez 123.75 vs. Israel Navarrete 125

The bouts will be televised by Showtime.

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