Adam Lopez: ‘I’m going to get my world title, then get Oscar Valdez’

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ADAM LOPEZ rose to the occasion. When Andres Gutierrez had risen beyond it, considerably, 11lbs beyond the weight he was supposed to make in fact, Oscar Valdez needed an opponent at a day’s notice to step in to fulfil his November 30 slot at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. Fate delivered Lopez the fight he’d wanted but never expected to get.

Lopez had been due to box on the undercard. After he’d weighed in, he was suddenly offered the chance to move up a few pounds and step into the main event. “It was hard to believe, you never see that, 11lbs. You never hear that. It’s crazy. But everything happens for a reason and it gave me the big opportunity to change my life,” Lopez tells Boxing News.

“I’d been wanting to fight Oscar for a long time. When he was at 126lbs, he had the belt right there. I always wanted that fight. I’d seen him fight a few times and once he moved up I thought the opportunity was gone, I didn’t think I was going to get the fight with Oscar. But it presented itself somehow, some way and I was ready for it. I know his style. I know how he fights in the ring. I had no hesitation taking it.

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