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 Last update:  8/3/2011       Read more by Keith Idec         
   
Arum: Juanma Possibly Back on 10/1, Salido in 2012
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By Keith Idec

Juan Manuel Lopez won’t get an opportunity to avenge his upset loss to Orlando Salido until sometime in 2012.

Neither Showtime, which televised Salido’s eighth-round TKO win April 16 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, nor HBO have dates and the required financial resources remaining in the networks’ 2011 budgets to broadcast that featherweight championship rematch before the end of this year.

“The networks, whether it’s HBO or Showtime, they should have budget directors because by the middle of the year they’re out of money for the year,” said promoter Bob Arum, whose company, Top Rank Inc., co-promotes Lopez. “What is that? People should learn how to count. But if they don’t have any more money left for this year, what other choice do we have but to push it to next year?”

Lopez (30-1, 27 KOs) will take an interim fight while waiting to face Salido again. The target date for that tune-up bout is Oct. 1, likely somewhere in Puerto Rico, but executives at Top Rank and Peter Rivera, Lopez’s Puerto-Rico based co-promoter, haven’t started seriously discussing potential opponents.

Mexico’s Salido (36-11-2, 24 KOs, 1 NC) also has expressed an interest in attempting to make another defense of the WBO featherweight title prior to a second fight against Lopez. Salido stopped Japan’s Kenichi Yamaguchi (17-2-2, 4 KOs, 1 NC) in the 11th round of his first defense July 23 in Ciudad Obregon, Mexico.

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, NJ., and BoxingScene.com.

Tags: Juan Manuel Lopez , Orlando Salido , Lopez-Salido , Lopez vs Salido


 

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comment by Ringlife, on 08-03-2011
That sucks for Juanma Bob Arum could of made it it happen if he really wanted to he's the boss not Salido . Oh well Juanma needs to regroup and work on his defense and out box this guy and he will win easy but he's always trying to please his fans but he needs to get Salido out of the way Can't w...

comment by AntonTheMeh, on 08-03-2011
[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC]We finally agree on something! Good fight for both men. A belt for JuanMa to put on the line against Salido if Lopez wins, and a feather in Jhonny's cap if he beats JuanMa. Not to mention, the fight ought to be pretty entertaining.[/QUOTE] yeah. i like this fight too.

comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO, on 08-03-2011
Whose fault is that arum maybe if you would tell salido to stop running fighting bums juanma wouldnt need a tune up

comment by CubanGuyNYC, on 08-03-2011
[QUOTE=xcaret v4]he should fight jhonny gonzalez[/QUOTE] We finally agree on something! Good fight for both men. A belt for JuanMa to put on the line against Salido if Lopez wins, and a feather in Jhonny's cap if he beats JuanMa. Not to mention, the fight ought to be pretty entertaining.

comment by xcaret v4, on 08-03-2011
he should fight jhonny gonzalez

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