Nutley, N.J. (May 9, 2018) – Super Bantamweight prospect *Adam Lopez* has
reunited with his former trainer for his eight-round matchup with undefeated
*Arnold Khegai* *this Friday*on ShoBox: The New Generation in the opening
bout of a four-fight SHOWTIME telecast (10 p.m. ET/PT) from *2300 Arena* in
Lopez (16-2-2, 8 KOs) is back under the tutelage of former world champion
Carlos “Famoso” Hernandez, returning to his hometown of San Antonio after
completing his previous two camps in New Jersey.
“This fight is do or die,” Lopez said. “In the situation I am in now, this
could make or break my career. Everything is really good and I’m happy to
be back with Carlos Hernandez. Once I got back with him, a lot of what we
worked on before is coming back. The sport is repetitive, and I have been
sparring with aggressive guys.”
In Khegai (11-0-1, 8 KOs), Lopez is facing a tough and hard-nosed fighter
from Ukraine. Lopez has done extensive scouting on his adversary, who will
be making his American debut.
“I have seen just about all of his fights, and he is definitely
aggressive,” Lopez said. “I know he is a former kickboxer. He is a rugged
guy, but I am a veteran, who has faced many styles, so I am ready for
whatever he will bring on Friday.”
Lopez has become a favorite on ShoBox and Friday is his record seventh
appearance on the prospect developmental series. He is committed and ready
to seize this opportunity against an undefeated prospect.
“I need to take advantage of this opportunity,” Lopez said. “I think I have
always performed well on ShoBox, and I have gained a lot of fans because I
have been on a handful of times. Friday, I want to put on a great show, and
then get in the mix with all of the top 122-pound fighters. I am recently
married, and on Friday night, it will prove to be my time.”
“Adam knows that this is a big opportunity,” said GH3 Promotions CEO, Vito
Mielnicki. “Adam has shown his willingness to take on all comers, and
Friday will be no different. For him to be making his seventh ShoBox
appearance, shows what kind of fighter he is.”
Lopez is promoted by GH3 Promotions.