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Arum: Juanma Could Be Matched With Dib or Vazquez

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum is confident former two division world champion Juan Manuel Lopez (31-2, 28KOs) has a lot left in the gas tank. Last Saturday night in San Juan, WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido stopped Lopez in the tenth round of action. It was the second TKO loss for Lopez in his last three fights. Arum could see Lopez matched up with likes of IBF champion Billy Dib (34-1, 21KOs) or a big all-Puerto Rico battle with Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (21-2-1, 18KOs).

Arum would like Lopez to have two to three fights to build himself up and then place him in a big fight.

"From what I saw in the fight, it is clear that Lopez is not finished as a boxer. We are very confident that Lopez will return to the position that he once occupied. He is still very popular in Puerto Rico and an attraction. One possibility is that Lopez would challenge Billy Dibb. I would have to communicate with their representatives for availability, but it's definitely something to be considered. [Juanma vs. Vazquez] would be a big fight. As a promoter, I can't dismiss the idea because it would be an event where people would go crazy [in Puerto Rico]," Arum told Carlos Gonzalez.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BMWM3P on 03-14-2012

[QUOTE=Mr. Fantastic;11886690]Arum is going to do to Lopez what he did with Cotto. Give him a weak champion and then fight a washed up guy who talks a lot of smack.[/QUOTE] LOL, still butthurt about Cheato.

Comment by BMWM3P on 03-14-2012

[QUOTE=Cuauhtémoc1502;11883842]It's not easy to develop a new style, very few boxers in the history of the sport have been able to pull it off this late in a career. I think Salido is just a bad match up against Juanma,…

Comment by Hallaqsillaq on 03-14-2012

[QUOTE=Corelone;11886622]The WBC is working this same formula in Mexico, but Mexican fans are more suspicious of the mis-matchmaking and paper titles. Juanma took the PR fans for a ride (actually it was his promoters), but now I'm seeing more of…

Comment by ecko16 on 03-14-2012

Juanma vs Wilfredo Vasquez jr will be awesome!

Comment by Mr. Fantastic on 03-14-2012

Arum is going to do to Lopez what he did with Cotto. Give him a weak champion and then fight a washed up guy who talks a lot of smack.

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