Lopez hoping to build on big moment

Maidana fight and a move back to welterweight are first steps in larger plan

Updated: June 7, 2013, 1:31 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

When Josesito Lopez got the big opportunity he had always been looking for last year, he took full advantage of it.

As a late substitute for Andre Berto, who had been dropped from the fight because of a failed random prefight drug test, Lopez duked it out with heavily favored Victor Ortiz last June and had what he would later call his "Rocky moment." Fighting at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Lopez pulled a major upset when he broke Ortiz's jaw in two places and forced him to retire ...

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