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JuanMa Lopez Might Face Ray "Boom Boom" Bautista
former WBO superbantamweight and featherweight champion juanma lopez reportedly declined to appear in a supporting undercard for the main event featuring salido-garcia at MSG. the original planned opponent was fellow wilfredo vazquez, jr. but the fight did not materialize when vazquez refused to move up to 128 pounds and lopez said it was difficult for him to go down to 126.
lopez may end up finally fighting WBO international featherweight champion rey “boom boom” bautista (34-2 with 25 KO), 26, in a separate pay-per-view match. bautista's promoter discussed the fight with WBO president during the 25th WBO annual convention in florida. baustista's camp wants to promote the fight in manila but team lopez would like to stage the bout in puerto rico.
bautista has eight straight wins, six over mexicans. one of baustista's loss was contracted by daniel ponce de leon of mexico, who was defeated by lopez for the WBO junior featherweight title.
bautista has an all action fighting style and this gives him an opportunity to rise up in the rankings.