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Khan v Lopez in April?

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Sources close to the situation have advised that Josesito Lopez (30-5, 18KOs) has emerged as the early frontrunner to face former champion Amir Khan in April.

After suffering back to back defeats, Khan (27-3, 19KOs) returned on Saturday night and dominated Carlos Molina for a TKO in ten. Lopez had a year filled with ups and downs. He moved up to the welterweight division and scored one of the year's biggest upsets with a ninth round stoppage of Victor Ortiz. He then moved up again, to junior middleweight, but bit off more than he could chew when WBC champion Saul Alvarez dropped him three times for a fifth round TKO.

Good fight imo. Lopez is seriously going to try draw Khan into a war. Will he take the bait?:think
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I dont think Lopez is as big a banger as people make him out to be. he He's not feather fisted by any means but he's no monster. Its a very winnable fight for Khan at this stage and he should be able to outbox lopez. its exactly the fight he needs, a fringe contender whos peaking in terms of credibility.

I think it would be at 147 mind
Agreed with all this, though I'd probably rather he stayed at 140. Actually with Rios, Matthysse and Garcia at 140 it's probably a good move moving up. Could fight Brook at the end of 2013.
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