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The Ugly American: Tomorrow Is Never Enough, Or, On Josesito Lopez-Saul Alvarez

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Never underestimate hunger. In boxing, where a strange American Pyramid Scheme is at work to concentrate paydays among a few managers, fighters, and promoters, some have to scramble, on empty stomachs, up a ladder with slippery rungs. It takes the right connections in American boxing to guarantee a living wage. For the rest of the hoi polloi, making ends meet is a constant struggle. After a decade as a prizefighter, Josesito Lopez finally hit The Big Time when he scored a 9th-round TKO over Victor Ortiz at the Staples Center in June. And what, exactly, does The Big Time amount to for Lopez? Read more from Esquina Boxeo.
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