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Arum, Garcia Are Not Discounting The Worth of Juanma

By Robert Morales

When a fighter who has been a superstar takes a couple of losses, he is often quick to be written off as being on his way down. But both promoter Bob Arum and trainer Robert Garcia believe that Juan Manuel Lopez of Puerto Rico is still a very dangerous fighter, in spite of TKO losses to Orlando Salido in April 2011 and March 2012.

Perhaps that's why they spoke in cautious tones when handicapping this Saturday's featherweight title fight between Lopez and Mikey Garcia, who is trained by older brother Robert Garcia.

"Garcia has to fight a very intelligent fight because Juanma still can crack pretty good," said Arum, who promotes both fighters.

Robert Garcia seemed even more wary.

"He has two losses and they both have been from the same guy," he said of Lopez, who has won titles in the super bantamweight and featherweight divisions. "That doesn't mean he's finished. Juanma is a very dangerous opponent, so we are fighting very smart and training very hard."

"Juanma has nothing to lose. If he loses, OK, pretty much his career is done. But if he wins, he beat the best fighter in the division. So we have to be ready for the best Juanma."   

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by DannYankee on 06-14-2013

We see this in every execution fight, you know a fighter is fkd when the opponents camp is giving him praises to make it seem like a legitimate competitive fight.

Comment by lopez36 on 06-13-2013

even if juanma loses he can still go up to 130 and become a champion there,as long as he faces guys with no power and weak chins he'll win

Comment by Heru on 06-13-2013

[QUOTE]"Juanma has nothing to lose. If he loses, OK, pretty much his career is done."[/QUOTE] Huh? I know answering questions on the spot is tough, but that is just funny.

Comment by TOBYLEE1 on 06-13-2013

When ever I hear so many times that they are not overlooking the opponent usually it means that they are not motivated to fight them in the first place and are trying to hype the senses into the fighter. If…

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