Tras dos semanas de mantener la incógnita de quién sería el próximo rival del campeón mexicano Saúl Álvarez, por fin Golden Boy Promotions reveló que será Jose Manuel 'Josesito' López será el que suba al ring a enfrentar al tapatío.

Canelo está programado para subir el próximo 15 de septiembre al ring del MGM Grand de Las Vegas, Nevada, para defender por quinta ocasión la corona de los Superwelters del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo.

Para retar al campeón mexicano Josesito, quien recién subió a la categoría de los Welters (147 libras), tendrá que subir casi cuatro kilos para poder aspirar a la corona que mantiene el mexicano desde que venciera a Matthew Hatton.

Josesito López es el cuarto intento de la promotora de Óscar de la Hoya por mantener la fecha del 15 de septiembre, luego de que tuvieran que los tres rivales previamente asignados del Canelo sufrieran lesiones.

El primero fue Paul Williams, quien sufrió un accidente en motocicleta que lo dejó paralítico. Después siguió James Kirkland que canceló el duelo pues se volvió a resentir del hombro derecho del que recientemente fue operado.

Por último, Victor Ortiz tuvo que cancelar el duelo pues en un encuentro con Josesito López sufrió una doble fractura de mandíbula.

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  • Victor Ortiz v Josesito Lopez

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 23: Josesito Lopez celebrates after defeating Victor Ortiz during the 12-round fight for the vacant WBC Silver Welterweight Championship at Staples Center on June 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Lopez won by TKO after breaking the jaw of Ortiz. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

  • Victor Ortiz v Josesito Lopez

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 23: Victor Ortiz reacts in his corner after having his jaw broken by Josesito Lopez during the 12-round fight for the vacant WBC Silver Welterweight Championship at Staples Center on June 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Lopez won by TKO after breaking the jaw of Ortiz (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

  • Victor Ortiz v Josesito Lopez

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 23: Josesito Lopez lands a right punch to the jaw of Victor Ortiz during the 12-round fight for the vacant WBC Silver Welterweight Championship at Staples Center on June 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Lopez won by TKO after breaking the jaw of Ortiz. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

  • Victor Ortiz v Josesito Lopez - Weigh-In

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 22: Victor Ortiz (L) and Josesito Lopez (R) are restrained from each other during the weigh-in for their WBC Silver Welterweight title fight at Hollywood & Highland on June 22, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images for Golden Boy Promotions)

  • Victor Ortiz

    Victor Ortiz trains during the media workout at Fortune Boxing Gym in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Ortiz is scheduled to fight Josesito Lopez on Saturday at Staples Center for the WBC Welterweight Championship. (AP Photo/Grant Hindsley)

  • Josesito Lopez

    Josesito Lopez wraps his hands during the media workout at Fortune Boxing Gym in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Lopez will be fighting Victor Ortiz on Saturday at Staples Center for the WBC Welterweight Championship. (AP Photo/Grant Hindsley)

  • Victor Ortiz

    Victor Ortiz trains during the media workout at Fortune Boxing Gym in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Ortiz is scheduled to fight Josesito Lopez on Saturday at Staples Center for the WBC Welterweight Championship. (AP Photo/Grant Hindsley)

  • Josesito Lopez

    Josesito Lopez wraps his hands during the media workout at Fortune Boxing Gym in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Lopez is scheduled to fight Victor Ortiz on Saturday at Staples Center for the WBC Welterweight Championship. (AP Photo/Grant Hindsley)

  • Josesito Lopez

    Josesito Lopez trains during the media workout at Fortune Boxing Gym in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Lopez is scheduled to fight Victor Ortiz on Saturday at Staples Center for the WBC Welterweight Championship. (AP Photo/Grant Hindsley)

  • Victor Ortiz, Josesito Lopez

    Victor Ortiz, left, and Josesito Lopez face-off during a news conference, Thursday, June 21, 2012, before their WBC Welterweight Championship boxing fight scheduled for Saturday in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

  • Victor Ortiz, Josesito Lopez

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