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Arum on Juanma's Rise, Gamboa To Speed Up?

By Rick Reeno

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum gave his take on BoxingScene.com recent story where Orlando Pinero, the mananger of Juan Manuel Lopez, advised our Puerto Rican reporter Rey Colon, that his boxer is considering a move to 130-pounds in 2012. Lopez appeared very heavy in some of his recent photos, but Arum believes Lopez is still capable of fighting at 126 for a few more years. If Lopez is actually considering a move in weight, then a fight with Yuriorkis Gamboa would have to get made sooner than later.

"He did look heavy, but he was here last week and he was already 138-pounds [Lopez was rumored to be around 154 in January]. I don't see any reason on why he can't compete at 126 for a few more years. But, if he's going to go up, then it would speed up the process with Gamboa," Arum told BoxingScene.com

Lopez returns on April 16 against Orlando Salido in Puerto Rico. The next fight, according to Arum, would be a rematch with Rafael Marquez in September.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by gopi11 on 02-25-2011

[QUOTE=SluggerFan;10153171]It seems to me that Arum was trying to make Juanma vs. Gamboa a PPV attraction and now that seems very unlikely, especially if Juanma moves up. So, let's hope that after the Marquez fight in Sept, these two can…

Comment by DeadRiser on 02-24-2011

[QUOTE=Forza;10154056]juanma and his handlers are scared to death of gamboas speed and power Gamboa would not even give lopez a chance to take a knee, hes gotta shut his lights out with 1 punch.[/QUOTE] You just keep hating on the…

Comment by jjbj2 on 02-24-2011

[QUOTE=SluggerFan;10153171]It seems to me that Arum was trying to make Juanma vs. Gamboa a PPV attraction and now that seems very unlikely, especially if Juanma moves up. So, let's hope that after the Marquez fight in Sept, these two can…

Comment by figzuki on 02-24-2011

[QUOTE=Iceta Lives;10154432]Come on fat ass. Stay at 126, start being a gym rat, fight all the top fighters, and quit being a chicken.[/QUOTE] ahaha what a troll...:bryce::****you::bling1:

Comment by Iceta Lives on 02-24-2011

Come on fat ass. Stay at 126, start being a gym rat, fight all the top fighters, and quit being a chicken.

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