This Saturday June 8, Bloody Elbow will have live coverage of a busy night of boxing, as Marcos Maidana takes on Josesito Lopez live on Showtime. Showtime Boxing Maidana vs. Lopez airs this Saturday, June 8 live on Showtime with a fight time of 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT. Bloody Elbow will have live fight coverage, including results and discussion, right here.
It's always risky to call something a potential fight of the year before it happens but this... well, this could be a good one. In the combat sports world you often hear the phrase "styles make fights" and this is a fight where the two men's styles come together in a great way. In both Maidana and Lopez you have aggressive, go for broke fighters. Both men have definite technical skills, yet both are happy to engage in a war. In the pre-fight talk, Lopez's camp has drawn a comparison to Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado II, saying that Lopez needs to play the role of Alvarado in that fight - brawl when he needs to, box when he needs to. A Rios vs. Alvarado comparison sets a lofty bar, but these two powerful hitters have the ability to clear it. The question is, who will come out on top?
Lopez is fighting here for the first time since his loss to Canelo Alvarez last September - a bad loss, but there should be no shame in losing to Canelo. Prior to that, he scored the win of his career when he shattered Victor Ortiz's jaw, upsetting the popular Ortiz. When the Showtime hype video describes Lopez as having jaw breaking power, that's not hyperbole, and he has the win to prove it. At the same time, Maidana has big power himself, with 30 of his 33 pro wins coming via KO. The Argentine fighter has been in there with some big names including Amir Khan and Erik Morales and holds wins over both Morales and Ortiz.
In the end, this is a pick 'em fight - a battle between two gunslingers ready to throw down, and one where the fight could end in an instant. This is not one you want to miss.
Maidana vs. Lopez headlines a triple-header on Showtime, and when you factor in the two fights on HBO that night, it's definitely a full night of boxing.
Join us here at Bloody Elbow for Showtime Boxing Maidana vs. Lopez results, discussion, and live fight coverage this Saturday June 8.
MAIDANA VS. LOPEZ RESULTS:
Marcos Maidana defeats Josesito Lopez by KO round 6 1:18
Erislandy Lara defeats Alfredo Angulo by TKO round 10 1:50
Jermell Charlo defeats Demetrius Hopkins by unanimous decision (115-113 x 3)