Lopez twins continue to progress in the ring

Saanich brothers progressing with boxing, nearing jump to MMA

At this rate, Peter and Paul Lopez may well stick with boxing after all.

The sport dubbed the ‘sweet science’ is enjoying a renaissance this week (as well as the consequences of 2015 media-shaming for its connections to domestic abuse) thanks to Mayweather-Pacquiao fight in Las Vegas ((May 2).

The Saanich super twins have longterm plans to fight in mixed martial arts. For now, they’re studying the art of striking and they’re passing with honours. And they’re currently enjoying a big week of their own.

Peter (5-0) fights Rhett Gibbons (6-0) tonight at the Hollyburn Country Club in Vancouver. It’s a title fight for Combsport’s Vancouver city bragging rights. It also benefits A4K, a charity effort to fund children in sports.

Combsport ranks Peter at seventh in B.C., his opponent Gibbons at fourth.

Brother Paul is ranked fifth. Last week he fought in Gibsons, defeating 10th-ranked Chris Cousineau of Williams Lake.