Two Fights Added To De La Hoya-Pacquiao undercard


Two Fights Added To De La Hoya-Pacquiao undercard

Juan Manuel Lopez to defend WBO 122-pound belt

PRESS RELEASE: Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank announced the addition of two 12-round fights to the December 6th pay-per-view undercard of “The Dream Match,” headlined by the 12-round welterweight collision between two of boxing’s biggest attractions Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao.  

Junior welterweight Victor Ortiz faces Jeffrey Resto and WBO junior featherweight champion Juan Manuel defends his belt against Argentinian domestic champion Sergio “Rocky” Medina.  Combined, these four warriors have a sterling record of 100-4-1 (69 KOs ) – a winning percentage of 95% and a victory by knockout ratio of 69%.


Ortiz (22-1-1 , 17 KOs), from Oxnard , Calif. , a former amateur standout, is currently riding a two-year, 16-bout unbeaten streak, including 12 knockout victories.  In his last fight he registered a fifth-round stoppage of Roberto Arrieta in September.  Recent knockout victories of former world champion Carlos Maussa and contender Emmanuel Clottey have raised his profile.  Resto (22-2, 13 KOs ) is a Bronx native of both Mexican and Puerto Rican descent. He scored decision wins over Humberto Tapia and Hector Altorre, who had a combined record of 27-8-1 when he fought them earlier this year.  

Lopez (23-0, 21 KOs ), from Caguas , Puerto Rico , will be making his second world title defense on December 6.  The 2004 Puerto Rican Olympian has not had an opponent go the distance with him in over two years.  He captured the world title in June, knocking out defending champion Daniel Ponce De Leon in the first round.  He retained the title in his first defense in October against Cesar Figueroa, again by first-round knockout.  Medina (33-1, 18 KOs), from Salta, Argentina, enters the fight riding a five-bout winning streak.

MGM Grand will host closed circuit viewing in conjunction with the upcoming “Dream Match” between the ‘Golden Boy’ Oscar De La Hoya and Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao.