By "Mr. Boxing" Giancarlo Oquendo
Physical conditioning expert Alex Ariza, who works with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, is unable to train former two division champion Juan Manuel "Juanma" Lopez for his June 15 title fight against unbeaten WBO featherweight king Mikey Garcia, which takes place in Dallas, Texas.
Juanma was trying to retain the services of Ariza but the well known conditioning coach was forced to take a pass, because he is already heavily involved in the training camp of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., who returns to the ring on August 3rd.
"Unfortunately no [I won't be working with him], I'm going be with Chavez Jr. full time for his fight on August 3rd," expressed Ariza to Mr. Boxing.
"Mr. Boxing" Giancarlo Oquendo is a TV Boxing Analyst and part of the podcast "Boxeo Estelar Radio." Follow him on Twitter @mrboxingtab