Marcos Maidana vs. Josesito Lopez

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2013-06-08 : Marcos Rene Maidana 147 lbs beat Josesito Lopez 145 lbs by TKO at 1:18 in round 6 of 12

  • Aired On: Showtime (Main Event)
  • WBA Intercontinental Welterweight Title (1st defense by Maidana)


  • Marcos Maidana 33-3 (30 KOs) vs. Josesito Lopez 30-5 (18 KOs)
  • Lopez entered as a 1.95-to-1 betting underdog. [1]
  • Maidana entered with a record of 4-2 in his previous six with points losses to Amir Khan (23-1) and Devon Alexander (22-1). He was coming off a third-round knockout win against an over-matched Angel Martinez (13-3-1), a bout in which Maidana claimed the WBA's Intercontinental Welterweight Title.
  • Lopez entered with a record of 1-2 in his previous three bouts with a split decision loss to Jessie Vargas (16-0) and a fifth-round TKO loss to Saul Alvarez (40-0-1). This fight against Maidana was Lopez's second since making a greater name for himself by stopping heavy-favorite Victor Ortiz (29-3-2) on Showtime in June of 2012.