CAGUAS, P.R.- Undefeated super bantamweight prospect Jose ‘Wonder Boy’ Lopez , co-started of one of the best fights and certainly the most controversial of 2014 in Puerto Rico, will return to the ring next February 7, when he clashes against Josean “El Tren” Figueroa (8-3-1, 7KOs) on the main event of Miguel Cotto Promotions and H2 Entertainment first 2015 show at the Guillermo Angulo Coliseum in Carolina. With only 20 years old, Lopez improved to15-0 with 11 knockouts and retained his super bantamweight FECARBOX belt last August 16 at the Hector Sola Bezares Coliseum in Caguas, by winning a majority decision over the Mexican Roberto Castañeda. It was the famousmatch in which Lopez fell four times in the first round after having shot down once his rival, also there by giving rise to the controversy over the alleged tampering with the scorecards which led to extensive investigation still unfinishedin performances of the Puerto Rico Boxing Commission . “Miguel Cotto himself recommended a six-month break was taken, because it was a very very tough fight,” said Hector Soto, VP and promoter. “Remember Wonder Boy is still very young kid.” Half a year after the the controversial fight, Wonder Boy is aware of its flaws. “What happened was that I knocked him down and he gave me a good shot when I wanted to finish him,” analyzed the fighter himself.”These things happens in boxing.” “But I am still learning, It’s all new for me,” he continued. “I still have a world to learn.” But Lopez didn’t doubt that he deserved the victory. “I’ve seen the fight like 10 times and all I see myself winning,” said the fighter, who acknowledged that have made the adjustments for his next of following the game plan and focusing on his training camp strategy. His rival, Figueroa (8-3-1 seven KOs) will try to make Lopez look bad. “I like thefight,” Figueroa, a native of Aguada, Puerto Rico and trains under Javier Ortiz orderd. “It’s a tough fight and he is undefeated, but not an impossible fight,” he added. “He’s a fighter who makes many mistakes: in his fight withCastaneda was very disappointing and for me a draw would have been fair, this won’t happen to me on February 7 I am going after him and his undeafeted record, I need a big win” said Figueroa.
Wonder Boy: Jose Lopez vs. El Tren: Josean Figueroa is presented by Cotto Promotions together with H2 Entertainment at Guillermo Angulo Coliseum in Carolina.