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 Last update:  5/23/2013       Read more by Robert Morales         
   
Arum Says Pressure on Juanma To Look Good on June 15
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By Robert Morales

Juan Manuel Lopez of Puerto Rico went 30-0 before losing his first fight - to Orlando Salido via eighth-round TKO - in April 2011. Lopez has since lost to Salido again, via 10th-round TKO in March 2012. Even though Lopez has an overall record of 33-2 with 30 knockouts, Lopez needs at least a good showing when he challenges Mikey Garcia for his featherweight belt June 15 at American Airlines Center in Dallas (on HBO).

That is, if he wants to remain an elite fighter as far as the networks are concerned, said Arum, his promoter. Since Lopez has won titles in two weight classes, that may not seem fair, but it's the way it is.

"No, but life isn't fair," Arum said. "And also, there are a limited number of network dates and you can't blame them that they want to go with the best attractions, the guys who haven't lost or if they lost, people want to see them again.

"If Juanma and Mikey have a ferocious fight and it's just a slugfest, a Fight of the Year candidate, it doesn't matter who wins or loses. But if Mikey blows out Juanma, not good for Juanma."

Robert Morales covers boxing for the Los Angeles Daily News and BoxingScene.com.

Tags: Juan Manuel Lopez , Danny Garcia , Garcia-Juanma , Garcia vs. Juanma


 

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comment by MJ223, on 05-25-2013
Gotta favor Mikey but both can crack..... Somebody is getting KTFO

comment by Ringlife, on 05-25-2013
[QUOTE=Mr. Fantastic]I hope Lopez knocks Garcia out. That pussy "oh my nose" shit pissed me off on Garcia's last fight.[/QUOTE] But Lopez blaming the refs for both his loses doesn't piss you off Mr. fabulous? Oh I mean a Mr Fantastic. You have the nerve to call a guy a pu**y with a name like Mr f...

comment by Mr. Fantastic, on 05-25-2013
I hope Lopez knocks Garcia out. That pussy "oh my nose" shit pissed me off on Garcia's last fight.

comment by ztrac79, on 05-25-2013
I ordered my tickets to this fight. Should be action packed while it lasts

comment by Basco, on 05-24-2013
[QUOTE=Hiei]Juanma is going to die[/QUOTE] That's what some said about Rigo!

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