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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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It's a far better fight than Garcia, and will give us a decent idea of where Khan is at.

Saying that though, I'd rather see Khan stay at 140, that's assuming this would be above.
I don't think Lopez is a banger but he's gusty as hell and will put the pressure on Khan. I think he can still make 140 lbs. He just moved up in weight to follow the money in his last two fights.
Taking it off could be an issue though if he's put on muscle.
That chain looks like it's carrying the 10lbs he gained.
If he's moving up then the Malignaggi fight makes a lot of sense.
He said in the build up with Garcia that it would be his last fight at 140 lbs.
I don't think he accounted for getting chinned in those plans.
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