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Victor Uriel Lopez-Antonio Tostado clash over 10 rounds on Telemundo

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A rematch, which is also a crossroads bout, will headline the next ‘Boxeo Telemundo’ telecast.

Junior featherweights Victor Uriel Lopez and Antonio Tostado will square off Friday night at the Auditorio Blackberry in Mexico City. The 10-round bout will air on Telemundo (11:35 p.m. ET/ PT).

Lopez and Tostado squared off in a six-round bout in December 2013 with Lopez winning a decision. There is no record of this fight on, but a YouTube video of the fight does exist.

Lopez (12-6-1, 5 knockouts), who resides in Mexico City, is coming off an eight-round unanimous decision victory over Luis Flores on June 9. He has won five of his last six bouts.

In 2016, Lopez  split two fights with former junior featherweight titleholder Ryo Matsumoto. He stopped the Japanese star in five rounds in May of that year before being halted in six in December.

Tostado (22-5, 7 KOs) last fought on Apr. 21, winning an eight-round unanimous decision over veteran Elfego Sierra. Residing in Jamay, Mexico, Tostado has won his last seven fights since losing by knockout to Alexis Santiago in March 2015.

Tostado challenged then-WBO world junior bantamweight titleholder Omar Narvaez in May 2014 and was knocked out in four.

In co-feature action, Jorge Romero (7-0, 4 KOs) will face Jerson Aguilar (9-3, 3 KOs) in a six-round lightweight bout between prospects from Mexico City.

Alexander Gonzales will make his pro debut against Ivan Armando Garcia (1-0) in a four-round flyweight bout.


Francisco A. Salazar has written for since October 2013. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing


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