Advertisement
Advertisement

Arum Erupts Over JuanMa Lopez's One Year Boxing Ban

By Michael Marley

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum is standing with his fighter Juan Manuel Lopez in reaction to a one year ban handed down Tuesday morning by the boxing commission in Puerto Rico. Lopez was given a one year ban for his comments about referee Robert Ramirez Sr., which followed the Puerto Rican boxer's ten round TKO loss to Orlando Salido on March 10th in San Juan.

Lopez, during a televised interview on Showtime, alleged that Ramirez was a gambler and the alleged activity may have influenced the referee's hand in stopping the fight. The boxer has since aplogized to Ramirez, several times. Besides the one year ban, Lopez has to pay a $10,000 fine and perform 100 hours of community service.

Juanma is currently under a six month medical suspension, which expires in September. Then the one year ban would begin, and unless Juanma wins a planned appeal - he will sit until September 2013.

"It's absurd," the 80-year-old promoter said by telephone. "It is too severe, especially considering the remarks were made when JuanMa was concussed, when he had just been knocked out by Salido.

"I mean, maybe I could see this if those comments were made the next day or something, when the fighter's head was clear but this was not the situation here. That's like penalizing somebody for making these kind of remarks when they're drunk."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cuauhtémoc1520 on 04-04-2012

[QUOTE=ИATAS206;11968176]put aside the hate for bob arum for second. This suspension is absolutely ridiculous. The guy was just KO'd, said some whacky sh[B]i[/B]t on camera when his brain was probably still scrambled, he since apologized multiple times. Not fighting again…

Comment by Fetta on 04-04-2012

[QUOTE=charlieg;11969365]You, sir, are a ****ing moron. No offense. Just an observation given you think somebody who has just been thumped in the head repeatedly for 30 minutes before being knocked out, that they should be able to think clearly.[/QUOTE]None taken.…

Comment by Jack Napier on 04-04-2012

it's bul[COLOR="Black"]ls[/COLOR]hit a ban for insulting a ref? yeah, he owed the guy an apology for talking s[COLOR="Black"]hi[/COLOR]t after his loss but a yr off his livelihood for that? sh[COLOR="Black"]i[/COLOR]t is lame

Comment by the_ilest on 04-04-2012

well Lopez career is pretty much over. he was overhyped, probably can't beat any champ. He was exposed 2 times.

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 04-04-2012

Man, I thought the proposed suspension was too harsh to begin with. Now I come to find out JuanMa has to pay a fine and do community service, too? That's craaaazy! They want to bury that poor kid. What would…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (30)
Top Headlines WBO Purse Bid Ordered for Glowacki vs. Usyk Jarrell Miller Rips Joshua, Fury, Luis Ortiz, Parker, Andy Ruiz Too Joel Diaz: Bradley Had No Game Plan, Looked Lost and Confused Eubank Jr: Golovkin is Slow, Easy To Hit - His Power Can't Beat Me! Makabu Confident: Tony Bellew Has NOTHING Special For Me Frank Warren Slams David Haye's Recent Win, Briggs Fight Fury's Coach: Parker is a Very Serious Test For Anthony Joshua Steven Lewis Aims To Make Statement on Echo Arena Card Radmir Akhmediyev, Pablo Cruz Get Big Wins in Houston Povetkin Not Backing Down: We'll Do Everything To Get Wilder! Anthony Ogogo - Sauerland, De La Hoya Expect Big Things Tyrone Nurse Says Willie Limond Will Never Make it To Ricky Burns Arum Praises Pacquiao For Rejecting Offer To Fight in Olympics Roach Backs Canelo: Golovkin The Best, But Brings NO Money! Donnie Nietes, Raul Garcia Make Weight - Melindo is Way Over Photos: Shane Mosley, David Avanesyan Putting in Work For Battle Demetrius Andrade Focused: My Time's Gonna Come Photos/Weights: Jarrell Miller vs. Nick Guivas, Dela Torre, More Roach Feels Chavez Jr. - If in Shape - Could Test Gennady Golovkin Errol Spence: Vargas Will Need KO or Beat Brook's Ass To Win in UK Daniel Jacobs-Sergio Mora Rematch on The Horizon? Lucian Bute Reacts To Failed Drug Test, Will Open His B-Sample Bob Arum Offers To Stage Trump vs. Sanders Debate on PPV Cohen Feels Jarrell Miller is The Best Young American Heavyweight Deontay Wilder-Chris Arreola in Play For Summer Showdown Video: Joseph Diaz Discusses His Career, The Future, More Et Tu, Bute? Former Champ in Hot Water After Failing Drug Test Video: Sergio Mora Discusses Golovkin, Canelo, Jacobs, More Frank Warren: Not in a Million Years Does Eubank Jr. Beat Golovkin Phil Lo Greco-Joseph Elegele Tops PBC on Bounce, June 12th Lucian Bute Fails Drug Test, Positive For Ostarine in Jack Draw Gerald Washington: Deontay Wilder Title Fight is 'Very Possible' Abril, Foreman Broadway Boxing Double: Full Card Details Provodnikov's Promoter Not Surprised His Fighter Went To SHO Hedi Taouab, Legendary Matchmaker Passes Away at 68 Manny Pacquiao Declines Opportunity To Fight in Rio Olympics Photos: Wladimir Klitschko Putting in Work for Tyson Fury Rematch Photos: Tony Bellew, Ilunga Makabu Go Face To Face at Presser Roy Jones Jr. Backs Countryman Povetkin, Says He's Not To Blame Willie Limond Hopes To Land Ricky Burns Showdown
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement