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Juanma: Donaire Will Beat Rigondeaux, I Want Him Next

By Ryan Burton

Former two-division champion Juan Manuel "JuanMa" Lopez (32-2, 29KOs) paid a recent visited to BoxingScene.com's official audio show The Boxing Lab to discuss his future plans. On February 9th Lopez made a victorious return to the ring after nearly a year long suspension for making derogatory comments towards referee Roberto Ramirez, immediately following his knockout loss to Orlando Salido. Lopez said the suspension nearly drove him away from the sport for good. 

"It was depressing. I even contemplated retiring. My mom and my kids kept my spirits high even though I was frustrated with the sport," JuanMa revealed.

Lopez's co-promoter Peter Rivera of PR Best Boxing said that he would like to get his fighter on the undercard of the April 13th unification fight between Nonito Donaire and Guillermo Rigondeaux. Lopez said that he thinks Donaire will win that fight and that he would like to face the winner of that fight in the near future.

"It is a tough fight for both guys. Rigondeaux is a great fighter with good skills, very technical," Lopez explained while leaning towards Donaire to walk out with a victory.  "I feel this is Nonito's time and that he will win a dominating decision. I would be willing to fight him at 128 punds (afterwards). If Rigondeaux wins I would like to fight him but it would be more difficult to make," he continued.

You can listen to the interview in its entirety by clicking here: http://tobtr.com/s/4267101

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by pvramos on 02-14-2013

Donaire will beat both rigo and Juanma.

Comment by Jack Napier on 02-14-2013

Nonito will beat Rigo, but screw Lopez, he shouldn't be next Salido fuc[COLOR="Black"]k[/COLOR]ed him up good, Nonito would wreck him if Nonito goes up after Rigo, bring on Mares wanna see Lopez prove he can still take punches before he…

Comment by GRUSTLER on 02-14-2013

[QUOTE=lazarito52;13030569]hey , juanma , fight celestino caballero , you have been runnig from him since 122 . you are exposed already and you didnt even fought gamboa . if you want to go down to 122 , rigo take you…

Comment by chardrnm on 02-13-2013

Donaire will win no doubt. Rigo cant take punches and that's it.

Comment by mathed on 02-13-2013

JuanMa will lose against either guy even though they are smaller than he is. They both are more technically sound than JuanMa, he got caught up in that pedestal treatment and when you fall off, it's an awfully long fall…

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