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Top Rank signs prospect Jose ‘Chino’ Lopez

Top Rank’s latest signing is a promising prospect in the 140-pound division.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Top Rank has signed Puerto Rican junior welterweight prospect Jose “Chino” Lopez to a promotional contract, and the 25-year-old fighter is expected to make his debut under their banner sometime this fall.

From Lopez via Top Rank release:

"I'm really excited and happy to be signing with Top Rank. I know that a lot of fighters, including myself, would have loved to sign with Top Rank right from the beginning of their careers. Now I have this big opportunity and that means that all the hard work is paying off.

"I have shown a very aggressive and dominant style inside the ring. I can end fights with one punch, but I have the tools to go the distance if necessary. Even in the fights where I have won by decision I have dropped my opponents and I have dominated them from start to finish."

Lopez (9-0, 7 KO) turned pro in March 2014, and has been matched easy at home in Puerto Rico thus far.

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