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By Jose M. Romero /@RomeroJose
For FOX Deportes
OK, so you’re Josesito Lopez. You’re an L.A. area guy, 27 years old, you teach boxing classes in Riverside, Calif., and as a professional, you happen to be pretty good at boxing yourself.
You like the Dodgers, who had you throw out a ceremonial first pitch before a recent game. You were pretty happy when the L.A. Kings won the Stanley Cup this year. You’re making ends meet, and then suddenly you are asked to fill in for an injured fighter – a big-name one in Andre Berto – gain a few pounds to be a full welterweight and step in the ring against “Vicious” Victor Ortiz in front of your hometown fans at the Staples Center.
It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. You’re 29-4 with 17 knockouts, and you fought Jessie Vargas – an undefeated rising star who just signed with Bob Arum’s Top Rank promotion – to a split-decision loss in Las Vegas last September, yet you feel disrespected.