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Juan Manuel Lopez Receives Boxer of The Year Nod

By Rey Colon

As we anticipated on January 13, Juan Manuel Lopez, the undefeated WBO featherweight champion, received his award for "Boxer of the Year" from the Boxing Commission of Puerto Rico, while Wilfredo 'Papito' Vazquez, the WBO super bantamweight king, was awarded the Sixto Escobar Cup. The Boxing Commission of Puerto Rico held their annual awards.

Lopez, who was also presented with a painting as being the People's Champion, won the award for the third straight year. Felix "Tito" Trinidad received a trophy as the 'Champion of Champions'.

In other awards, McJoe Arroyo, as previously reported, was elected as Rookie of the Year, PR Best Boxing won Promoter of The Year, Alex Caraballo was selected as Trainer of the Year and Orlando Piñero got the Manager of the Year nod.

On the other hand, Venezuelan Gilberto Mendoza, president of the WBA, presented three awards, including two bands, one to Samuel Serrano, who was junior featherweight champion in 1979, and another former super bantamweight belt-holder, Victor Calleja, who was the first Fedelatin champion.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by El 7 Mares V.2 on 03-02-2011

[QUOTE=prinzemanspopa;10177321]Do Juan Manuel Lopez fans realize just how stupid and deluded they come across at times? Their whole argument for Lopez blatantly ducking Caballero is that he(Caballero) wasn't a big enough name.Celestino Caballero,who held two world titles and was the…

Comment by prinzemanspopa on 03-02-2011

Do Juan Manuel Lopez fans realize just how stupid and deluded they come across at times? Their whole argument for Lopez blatantly ducking Caballero is that he(Caballero) wasn't a big enough name.Celestino Caballero,who held two world titles and was the…

Comment by Crazylegs77 on 03-02-2011

wow suprising the puerto rican boxing comission gave the nod to Juanma :eek: in other news the oakland boxing comission honored Andre Ward with fighter of the century :banana:

Comment by elhijoprodigo on 03-02-2011

7 mares, I can truly say that I don't think that he ran from caballero.. Let's be real here, caba wasn't bringing shat to the table, no gate no popularity not even a good resume, then the loss to Litzau…

Comment by TheMexHurricane on 03-02-2011

[QUOTE=El 7 Mares V.2;10176044] making Mexicans quit on their stool, [/QUOTE] [SIZE="4"][COLOR="Red"]Yep, I'm gonna have to out the Rican fighters soon because their fans won't stop this kinda talk-- but first and foremost because they/he sided with Pac on the…

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