On Friday June 22, 2018, Alfonso “El Tigre” Lopez and Francisco ” El Volcan” Cordero will battle for The American Boxing Organization, Intercontinental Light-Heavyweight Championship. The bout, scheduled for ten rounds, is being promoted by El Tigre Promotions and will be held at The Humble Civic Center in Humble, Texas, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit The PTSD Foundation of America’s Camp Hope.
Lopez is well known as a boxing prodigy who came into the sport at a relatively late age, advanced very quickly, and became a two-time Houston and Texas State Golden Glove Champion, as well as a Silver Medal National Golden Glove Champion, in fewer than thirty five amateur contests! A student of the Cut and Shoot/Harris boxing dynasty, Lopez received a sound boxing background from day one and was soon ready to embark on a professional career.
As a professional, Lopez again rose quickly, winning The Texas State Super Middle-Weight Title in his 13th bout, and The W.B.C. Continental Americas Super Middle-Weight Title in his 21st bout. He then boxed former World Middle-Weight Champion Kelly Pavlik in a ten round bout, losing a controversial decision that many believed he should have won, or at least been scored a draw.
After taking some time off between 2015 and 2017 to heal some nagging injuries, Lopez returned in June 2017 and got two more wins before taking the rest of the year off to start up a promotions company with several partners, El Tigre Promotions LLC. He will be making his ring return this Friday, June 22nd in an A.B.O. Intercontinental Title match against a young, but seasoned veteran of the professional ranks, Francisco “El Volcan” Cordero, who has fought all over the world, including a bout against German, Light-Heavyweight Champion Denis Liebau.
The fight card billed, Texas Title Night, is packed with elite level talent including:
Raphael Igbokwe (Houston Texas), Armando Frausto (La Marque, Texas), Roberto Silva Jr (Houston, Texas), Saul Mendez (Katy, Texas), Christian Morris (Brownsville, Texas), Rege Harrison (Houston, Texas), Rey Trujillo (La Porte, Texas), Antonio Willaims (Ft Lauderdale, Florida), and Brandun Lee of Coachella, California.
The full bout list is displayed below, doors open at 6 PM, first bout starts at 7! Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble, Texas, 77338.