This Saturday Josesito Lopez makes his return to the ring against Marcos Maidana in what should be an action packed fight from round one.
This fight won’t feature too much strategy from either side.Both fighters are sluggers and most expect them to go for it from the opening bell.In his last fight Lopez took quite a beating from Canelo Alvarez and it will be interesting to see if he has recovered from that beat down.He had no business moving up two weight classes to fight Canelo and he paid the price.Lopez was knocked down numerous times and took alot of punishment to the body as most Canelo opponents do.On the other hand Maidana has not taken too much punishment in his last few fights.Since his loss to Devon Alexander he has recorded KO wins over Jose Soto Karrass and Angel Martinez.The Karrass fight was a war while it lasted but Maidana comes into this fight in better shape I believe.If Maidana can use his newfound jab like he did in the Karrass fight to set up his power he wins a decision at least.Josesito Lopez is a good fighter with alot of heart but he is extremely overrated.Take away his win technical win over Victor Ortiz and does anyone even want to see him fight again? He already has five losses including three losses to no namers and Jessie Vargas who is also more of a name than anything special.
Prediction: Maidana by late KO
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