Hype, ticket sales brisk for Fort Worth boxer’s title bout

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Bud Light #7 Pro Fight Series

7 p.m. Saturday; doors open at 6

Amon Carter Exhibits Hall at Will Rogers Coliseum complex, 3401 W. Lancaster, Fort Worth

Tickets: $35-$75

Middleweight ( 4 rounds)

David Roc Hance (0-1), Dallas, vs. Cody Perez (1-4), Fort Worth

Light middleweight ( 4 rounds)

Jonathan Ramierez (2-0, 1 KO), Arlington, vs. Casey Phelps (NA), Tulsa

Lightweight ( 4 rounds)

Kenny “Pitbull” Grammer (1-0, 1KO), Wichita Falls, vs. Kashiff Solarin (0-2), Fort Worth

Welterweight ( 4 rounds)

Jimmy Flick, Tulsa, (NA) vs. Marquis Taylor (2-0), Houston

Super middleweight ( 4 rounds)

Mike “Italian Stallion” Tufariello (3-1-1, 2 KOs), Carrollton, vs. Chris Barnes (2-5), Tulsa.

Welterweight ( 4 rounds)

Craig “Cracking” Callaghan (4-0, 2 KOs), Liverpool, England, vs. Jerron Lockette (4-20-2), San Antonio

Texas Title super middleweight championship ( 8 rounds)

Tony Mack (9-1, 5 KOs), Dallas vs. James “Boogie” Freeman (9-6, 7 KOS), Vernon

WBC super bantamweight championship ( 8 rounds)

Juan Antonio (Tony) Lopez (9-0, 3 KOs), Fort Worth, vs. Isaac Torres (5-0-1), Mission

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In most sports, competitors shy away from saying things that might be incentive-laden, bulletin-board material.

Apparently, that’s not the case for Saturday night’s WBC super bantamweight championship between Isaac Torres of Mission and rising Fort Worth star Juan Antonio (Tony) Lopez.

Lopez says Torres is providing plenty of such copy on Facebook.

“I’m a personal trainer at Title Boxing Club, and I have members who say, ‘Have you seen this or seen that.’ From what I see on Facebook, he’s pretty convinced he’s going to win,” Lopez said. “I don’t post anything or reply. I’m pretty convinced I’m going to win.”

On Friday, Lopez weighed in at 117 1/2 pounds. Torres was 118 pounds.

The hype is not just on Facebook. Ticket sales have been brisk, according to Standing 8 promotions. The card is the seventh of the Bud Light Pro Fight series.

There’s a second title fight on the card: Tony Mack of Dallas takes on James “Boogie” Freeman of Vernon for the super middleweight championship.

All eyes, however, will be on the unbeaten and confident Lopez.

“Overall, I feel like I’m better. My speed and my power is greater than his. More than anything, I believe I have a pretty high boxing IQ,” Lopez said. “As long as I put those three components together — my power, my speed and outsmart him — I don’t see myself losing. I think I’m more than ready to adjust to whatever he brings to the ring that night.”

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