Raul Perez will defend his World Boxing Council bantamweight championship tonight at the Sports Arena against Lucio Lopez.
Perez, 22, a tall, skinny boxer from Tijuana, won the title from Colombian Miguel Lora in Las Vegas last November. Lopez (28-2-1), from Argentina, is the South American champion.
Lora defended the WBC championship several times without so much as a close fight until Perez (42-1-1) upset him on the undercard of the Michael Nunn-Fulgencio Obelmejias card. Lopez lost a 12-round decision to Lora last April in Colombia.
Two 10-round bouts match bantamweights Jose Valdez and Lucilo Nolasco, and welterweights Genaro Leon and Octavio Robles, who were teammates on Mexico’s 1984 Olympic team.