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PHOTOS: Keith Thurman (146.5) vs. Josesito Lopez (146.5) Official Weigh-In Ahead of Saturday Night Fight

Keith Thurman faces off with tough contender Josesito Lopez on Saturday (Photo: Stephane Trapp)

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By Chris Robinson

On Friday afternoon, WBA welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (28-0, 22 KO’s) and contender Josesito “Riverside Rocky” Lopez (36-7, 19 KO’s) weighed in ahead of their fight. Thurman will face Lopez inside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York and the match will air live on FOX.

This fight marks the end of what will be nearly a two-year layoff for Thurman, who last saw action in March of 2017 when he won a unanimous decision over former champion Danny Garcia. Lopez isn’t to be taken lightly, as he has been in the ring with the likes of Canelo Alvarez, Marcos Maidana, Andre Berto, and Jessie Vargas, while holding victories over Victor Ortiz and Mike Dallas Jr.

PHOTOS: A Closer Look at Robert Garcia’s New Gym in Riverside, Calif.

Brandon Rios and Robert Garcia talking shop in Riverside, Calif. (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

Ever since relocating to the West Coast in late 2009, Hustle Boss has frequented some of the best boxing hotbeds in Las Vegas and Northern and Southern California, including the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy.

Decorated trainer Robert Garcia, a former junior lightweight world champion who has since gone on to win multiple ‘Trainer of the Year’ titles, has established himself as one of the faces of the sport in recent years. Garcia held the IBF junior lightweight title briefly in the late 90′s and has spent recent years honing the skills of Brandon Rios, Marcos Maidana, Nonito Donaire, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Jesus Cuellar, and countless other prizefighters.

Photos: Andre Berto defeats Josesito Lopez via 6th round TKO in Ontario

Andre Berto stopped Josesito Lopez in the sixth round of their welterweight showdown (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Images from the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif. as former welterweight champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KO’s) notches a sixth-round TKO over Josesito Lopez (33-7, 19 KO’s) in the second installment of “Premier Champions Boxing” on Spike TV.

Lopez fought valiantly, as is always the case with the “Riverside Rocky”, but his undoing came in the sixth round. A right hand to the top of the head put him down and a follow-up right signaled knockdown number two, with referee Raul Caiz Jr. opting to halt the action.

Josesito Lopez on Arreola’s big win, Mayweather vs. Canelo, Maidana facing Broner, Garcia-Matthysse

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Chris Robinson and other boxing reporters catch up with welterweight contender Josesito Lopez, as he discusses Chris Arreola’s victory over Seth Mitchell, Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul Alvarez, Danny Garcia vs. Lucas Matthysse, Adrien Broner vs. Marcos Maidana, and more

PHOTOS: Marcos Maidana, Josesito Lopez, Erislandy Lara, Alfredo Angulo, Jermell Charlo, and Demetrius Hopkins make weight

Text by Chris Robinson / Photos courtesy of Naoki Fukuda

Weights are in for tomorrow night’s Showtime-televised triple header from the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. In a welterweight attracition, Marcos Maidana (33-3, 30 KO’s) came in at 147 pounds while Josesito Lopez (30-5, 18 KO’s) made weight at 145 pounds.

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Also on the card is a junior middleweight attraction between contenders Erislandy Lara (17-1-2, 11 KO’s), who weighed 153.8 pounds and Alfredo Angulo (22-2, 18 KO’s), who weighed 153 pounds.

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Junior middleweight prospect Jermell Charlo (20-0, 10 KO’s) made weight at 153.6 pounds while his opponent, Philadelphia’s Demetrius Hopkins (33-2-1, 13 KO’s), weighed 153.

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Exclusive PHOTOS: Media Day in Carson with Marcos Maidana, Josesito Lopez, Erislandy Lara, Alfredo Angulo, Jermell Charlo, and Demetrius Hopkins

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Images from Wednesday’s media day at the Fabela Chavez Boxing Center in Carson, California ahead of Saturday night’s clash between former champion Marcos Maidana (33-3, 30 KO’s) and Josesito Lopez (30-5, 18 KO’s).

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Also on the card is a junior middleweight attraction between contenders Erislandy Lara (17-1-2, 11 KO’s) and Alfredo Angulo (22-2, 18 KO’s), as well as a match between junior middleweight prospect Jermell Charlo (20-0, 10 KO’s) and Philadelphia’s Demetrius Hopkins (33-2-1, 13 KO’s).

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Mike Dallas Jr. on facing Lucas Matthysse, learning from Josesito Lopez, Garcia vs. Judah, more

Chris Robinson catches up with junior welterweight contender Mike Dallas Jr., as he discusses facing Lucas Matthysse on Showtime, learning from his losses to Josesito Lopez and Mauricio Herrera, Danny Garcia’s matchup with Zab Judah, and more…