Lopez out to show he's no lightweight

Can underdog 154-pound challenger bite Alvarez and re-live his 'Rocky' moment?

Originally Published: September 12, 2012
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- Junior middleweight titlist Saul "Canelo" Alvarez was sitting ringside at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on June 23 watching former welterweight titleholder Victor Ortiz fight Josesito Lopez and, like most everyone, was shocked by what he saw.

Alvarez expected Ortiz, the heavy favorite, to beat Lopez, a junior welterweight who had moved up in weight to take the place of Andre Berto after he was bounced from the fight because of a positive steroid test. With a win in ...

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