Watch Lopez vs Cruz Live : At 8:30 pm EDT, the Fox Premier Boxing Championships returned to the trio in El Paso, Texas, with three of 10 matches, between Jose Vicente Lopez and Miguel Cruz. At a classic crossroads, veteran Jose Luiso Lopez beat undefeated Miguel Cruz in ten rounds of midfield conflict, while Anthony Derrill and Brahman played 10 rounds of games at a very average weight. TV cards are opened with Featherweight Jorge Lara and Claudio Marrero.
Former super middleweight titleholder Anthony Dirrell (31-1-1, 24 KO) will also be in action, facing Abie Han (26-3-1, 16 KO). Dirrell has won four straight, while Han is coming off of a draw against J’Leon Love.
Lopez (35-7, 19 KO) is at a must-win state in his career, as the 33-year-old veteran looks to stay relevant in the crowded 147-pound division. Cruz (17-0, 11 KO) is a rising prospect, and the 27-year-old is taking a big step up in competition here.
The third fight is a featherweight bout between Jorge Lara (29-0-2, 21 KO) and Claudio Marrero (22-2, 16 KO). Lara is looking to get into a possible title fight sooner than later, while Marrero is coming off of a knockout loss to Jesus Rojas.
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In the co-feature, former middleweight Champion Anthony Dirrell (31-1-1, 24 KOs) looks to continue his climb back into contention after a gritty sixth-round stoppage of Denis Douglin in November of last year. Two years ago, Dirrell lost his belt by majority-decision to Badou Jack, and he later stopped future IBF champion Caleb Truax in round one of their 2016 bout, so Dirrell knows what he can do, and he knows he belongs in the mix at the top of the 168 weight class. “Everybody knows I am a championship caliber fighter, and I’ll prove it again on Saturday. After this fight I’m ready to take on any of the super middleweight champions,” Dirrell said.
Abraham Han (26-3-1, 16 KOs) is an El Paso native, and is excited to fight in front of his hometown fans. Han’s most notable win was over Marcos Reyes in November of 2014, a ten-round majority decision. Han comes into Saturday night’s bout riding a three-fight win streak, with two recent knockouts and one no-contest due to a head butt. “I hope the sport fans of El Paso come out and watch me put on a great performance,” said Han in the press conference this week. “I know the type of challenge I have in front of me, but I also know I have the skills to pull this off.”
The action will start with a televised undercard feature, pitting heavy-handed Mexican Jorge Lara (29-0, 21 KOs) against Claudio Marrero (22-2, 16 KOs) of the Dominican Republic. With a combined seventy-percent knockout rate, this bout is unlikely to go the full distance.