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Juanma Back in WBO Ranks, December Return Looms

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Former champion Juan Manuel "Juanma" Lopez (31-2, 28KOs) is back in the rankings of the World Boxing Organization (WBO). The sanctioning body voted unanimously to remove the boxer's suspension and to reinstate him to the WBO's world rankings. Juanma was suspended following the post-fight incident after his knockout loss to Orlando Salido in March. After the fight, Juanma called referee Robert Ramirez Sr. "a gambler" - hinting at an allegation that Ramirez stopped his fight in connection with a wager.

WBO president Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel said - "His promoters (Top Rank and Puerto Rico Best Boxing) have a date in December and he is expected to return on that date."

Referee Ramirez also said he was moving past the incident with Juanma - "We, my son (Roberto Ramirez Jr., also a referee) and I are professionals, we have no grudge with Juanma. I not sued or anything after the incident and I mean for us, this (incident with Juanma Lopez) is a closed case."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by FloydTBE on 10-26-2012

[QUOTE=mathed;12641784]It likely did him good by allowing him to recover a little bit mentally. He got mentally crushed after that second loss.[/QUOTE] He definatley need time off to think about what he really wants. Juanma needs to be less aggressive,…

Comment by mathed on 10-26-2012

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;12638959]Same here. That suspension was way too long. They hurt this kid's career unnecessarily.[/QUOTE] It likely did him good by allowing him to recover a little bit mentally. He got mentally crushed after that second loss.

Comment by Hallaqsillaq on 10-26-2012

[QUOTE=Mr. Fantastic;12641769]Yea if you knew how to read outside some threads.[/QUOTE] Nonsense, that's such a weak excuse. Quit your hate, aside from a few idiots on this side PR's generally have serious respect for their Mexican counterparts in this sport.

Comment by Mr. Fantastic on 10-26-2012

[QUOTE=Hallaqsillaq;12641755]Have you EVER made a positive comment about any boxer or related institution from PR? Jesus...[/QUOTE] Yea if you knew how to read outside some threads.

Comment by Hallaqsillaq on 10-26-2012

[QUOTE=Mr. Fantastic;12639813]Gotta love the WBO and PR boxers. You practically have to do little work for a title shot. PRs champion numbers are inflated. Now before you start crying, just know I think the same with WBC and Mexico.[/QUOTE] Have…

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