Showtime goes live from Puerto Rico tonight with a two-fight card at 10:30pm EDT. In the main event, Juan Manuel Lopez (30-0, 27 KO) faces gritty veteran Orlando Salido (34-11-2, 22 KO), and in the co-feature at 130 pounds, Luis Cruz (17-0, 14 KO) takes his first real test against Martin Honorio (29-5-1, 15 KO).
Bad Left Hook will have live coverage of the main event, following our coverage of the Berto-Ortiz fight on HBO.
A bit from our preview:
I'm not picking the upset here, because I don't think Salido is quite the right guy to beat Lopez. But I will say this: Lopez better not be as overconfident as he has seemed at times, because Salido is a smarter, better fighter than Concepcion or Mtagwa. And if those guys can trouble Lopez even a little (and Mtagwa troubled him a lot), then Salido can trouble him plenty enough to score an upset. A weekend after plenty of surprises, this one has an outside chance at topping them all. But I'm still going with the favorite. Pick: Juan Manuel Lopez UD-12
Join us tonight!