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Mayweather vs Ortiz Undercard: Dan Goossen on Jessie Vargas vs Josesito Lopez (Video)

Here's promoter Dan Goossen discussing the big opportunity his fighter Josesito Lopez has on Saturday night, kicking off the Mayweather vs Ortiz pay-per-view card against Jessie Vargas:

Goossen: "When you get to this level, I think all fights are big. And here we're fighting an undefeated young man named Jessie Vargas, under the wing of Floyd Mayweather Jr. So you know the fighter is well-respected by Floyd. You know he's gonna be in shape. You know that he wants to see the big-time like he sees from Floyd. So it was one of the reasons why we took this fight. Because Josesito wants the same thing. Josesito's a young, hungry fighter, with the experience and the drive now, to, what I believe, he's going to bring home a victory. It's not gonna be easy, but I believe he's gonna impose his will on him."

I've kind of hyped this fight up a little bit since it was announced for the card, because I really like the matchup. Vargas (16-0, 9 KO) is a good prospect ready for a step up, and Lopez (29-3, 17 KO) is that step up. Lopez, now 27, has won seven straight since 2008, including a nice upset win in his last fight against then-unbeaten Mike Dallas Jr on Friday Night Fights on January 28.

I hope this one lives up to my expectations, because if it does, it could be a show-stealer action fight.

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