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Juan Manuel Lopez, Further Medical Tests Are Ordered

By Rey Colon

Two-time world champion Juan Manuel Lopez (31-2, 28KOs), who is serving a 10-month suspension for his remarks against the referee Roberto Ramirez after suffering a technical knockout loss, for the second, to WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido of Mexico, will undergo another series of medical examinations following his own admission that he suffered spells where he "blacked out" during three of his fights, including both of the bouts with Salido.

The need for additional tests were announced by the president of the Professional Boxing Commission, Dommys Delgado, who said there was a medical recommendation to turn up the statutory medical suspension from two to six months.

Lopez's suspension, for calling referee Ramirez "a gambler," will expire in March 2013 - but in order to obtain his license he must comply with the recommendations of the medical commission.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mathed on 05-18-2012

[QUOTE=GRUSTLER;12143312]Lopez was talking a lot of smack before the 2nd fight. I especially remember when he said whoever loses should have no excuses. That's the problem with these promotional companies. They keep protecting these young fighters trying to capitalize off…

Comment by New England on 05-18-2012

[QUOTE=Jack Napier;12144553]blacked out? probably because he was getting lit up Lopez can hit but has no defense Mtagwa and Salido have taken a lot out of him the suspension might do him some good just hope he's not too badly…

Comment by New England on 05-18-2012

[QUOTE=larryx2013;12142882]im more than positive that man has suffered several concussions[/QUOTE] i remember an interview after his fight with mtagwa where he looked like he was about to go back out again when he began talking about his son and became…

Comment by Jack Napier on 05-18-2012

blacked out? probably because he was getting lit up Lopez can hit but has no defense Mtagwa and Salido have taken a lot out of him the suspension might do him some good just hope he's not too badly banged…

Comment by illadelph1016 on 05-18-2012

Idiot never learned how to dodge or slip a punch smh

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