Josesito Lopez: Marcos Maidana fight not signed yet

Former world light-middleweight title challenger Josesito Lopez has told WBN that the formalities for a much-touted fight with Marcos Maidana are not been completed, although he is hopeful the contest will be finalised soon.

Lopez, 28, has not fought since losing out to Saul Alvarez in five rounds last September in a challenge for the Mexican’s WBC belt and is hopeful of getting back in contention with a win over Maidana in the summer.

“Maidana is a great fight,” Lopez told World Boxing News. “Definitely a fight that will test me, but one that I can win.

“He’s a tough strong fighter, but it’s the tools that I have that I feel can make the difference and get me closer to my life long dream of becoming a world champion. To do that I have to fight the best fighters in the world.”

The clash is tentatively pencilled in to take place at the Home Depot Center in Carson on June 8 if both sides can reach an agreement, with Erislandy Lara v Alfredo Angulo also rumoured for the bill.

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