Undefeated Super Bantamweight Adam Lopez (13-0, 6 KO’s) returns to the ring on Saturday, December 12th at the AT&T Center in his native San Antonio when he takes on former world champion Erik Aiken in a bout scheduled for 6-rounds.
Lopez, who is ranked number-eight by the WBA on the strength of his wins over undefeated fighters Pablo Cruz and Eliecer Aquino on ShoBox: The New Generation.
“Everything is good and I have been getting ready,”said Lopez. “It is very nice to be fighting in San Antonio and also be fighting on my birthday. It could not be any better as the arena is about a mile from my home and its the perfect ending to my year”
Lopez will turn 25 on the day of the fight and he wants to continue to the momentum of a strong 2015.
“This has been the best year as a pro. I got the two big wins on ShoBox and have picked up regional titles that should have me ranked in the organizations. I wish it would have happened sooner, but better late than never!”
In Aiken, he is taking on a veteran who has been out of the ring, but he is a former world Featherweight champion, who has wins over Tim Austin and his title winning effort over Valdemir Pereira.
“I do not know much about Aiken, but I can not underestimate anybody, especially if they have been a world champion.”
“I want to look impressive on December 12th and have a great 2016. I am hoping for bigger opportunities. I am looking to headline a ShoBox card in February. By the end of 2016, I see myself as a top contender, if not a world champion, but first I am looking to close out the year by looking impressive in front of all my family and friends in San Antonio and have a great celebration for my birthday.”
Said Lopez’promoter Vito Mielnicki of GH3 Promotions, “This has been a great year for Adam. He had two breakthrough performances in different ways. He scored the big knockout over Cruz and then he showed a lot of heart and different aspects of his game in the win over Aquino. Aiken is a good name, who is a former world champion and when he gets by this fight, i expect him to be on the cusp of a world title by this time next year.”