Watch Victor Ortiz vs. Josesito Lopez, Humberto Soto vs. Lucas Matthysse Live on Showtime

SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Presents: Victor Ortiz vs. Josesito Lopez and Humberto Soto vs. Lucas Matthysse live on June 23 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. This will be an action packed boxing double header with the main event between Ortiz and Lopez being for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver welterweight title, and the co-main event between Soto and Matthysse for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Super Lightweight title.

Victor Ortiz
Hometown: Oxnard, California
Age: 25
Height: 69 in.
Weight: 147 lbs
Reach: 70 in.
Record: 29-3-2, 22 KOs

Vs.

Josesito Lopez
Hometown: Riverside, California
Age: 28
Height: 70 in.
Weight: 147 lbs
Reach: 69 in.
Record: 29-4-0, 17 KOs

Victor Ortiz was originally scheduled to fight Andre Berto in a rematch but plans changed after Andre Berto failed a pre-fight random drug test for traces of the steroid Nandrolone. Instead of cancelling the fight card all together Golden Boy Promotions offered the fight to tough young fighter Josesito Lopez out of Riverside, California to fill in for Berto and he accepted. Lopez is no tune-up, he will give Victor Ortiz a tough test, and could pull off the victory and upset the upcoming September pay-per-view match-up between Ortiz and undefeated Mexican sensation Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

Humberto Soto
Hometown: Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Age: 32
Height: 67.5 in.
Weight: 140 lbs
Reach: 72 in.
Record: 55-7-2, 34 KOs

Vs.

Lucas Matthysse
Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Age: 30
Height: 69 in.
Weight: 140 lbs
Reach: 69 in.
Record: 30-2, 28 KOs

Humberto Soto vs. Lucas Matthysse has the makings of an all out brawl because both fighters possess the one punch knockout power to end the fight. Soto is considered one of the most underrated fighters out of Mexico, he hasn’t loss since 2008. Lucas Matthysse is a power puncher out of Argentina, with only two controversial losses to Zab Judah and Devon Alexander and all 28 of his victories are by knockout. This is a fight you don’t want to miss.

Watch Victor Ortiz vs. Josesito Lopez and Humberto Soto vs. Lucas Matthysse live on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 9:00/6:00 PM ET/PT on Showtime.