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Mario Lopez Sparring With Elie Seckbach

Michael Woods

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Get me a roll, grill some onions up, friends, cause we got a beef goin’ on…

Actor/celeb-news journo/fight guy Mario Lopez and all-star videographer Elie Seckbach were not so much in the holiday spirit going back and forth on social media the last couple days.

Lopez, who first gained prominence on the late 80s-early 90s sitcom staple Saved By the Bell, has invited Seckbach to get into a ring, go toe to toe.

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I asked Seckbach, who did three years in the army in Israel and studied Krav Maga, what’s what on this word war.

“I know three people who sparred Mario Lopez and two of them told me that when they went to the body he started complaining and bitching and even quit sparring,” Seckbach explained. “The third person said that once he hit him upstairs he started complaining, saying ‘don’t touch me upstairs.’

“I was having a casual conversation at Garcias Gym talking about Mario Lopez sparring Oscar for charity and I brought up what I just wrote above. He took offense to it and that’s what started it. All this said, I’m sure he is a nice person and that he really believes that he is really good in boxing…I have no problems sparring him.”

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Continued the high energy interrogator Seckbach: “I will try to get one of those three people on camera to tell me what they’ve told me and conversations about their experiences in the ring with Lopez…it is not a big deal, just having fun.”

I asked Lopez’ Twitter handler for a follow, to message him, to get his take if he wants to provide it.

Hey, put this thing on a PPV undercard and raise money for charity, and everybody wins…

Editor/publisher Michael Woods became addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the fearsome Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of TheSweetScience.com from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and numerous other organizations.

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