Juanma Eager To Fight Vargas, Discusses Arce Clash
By Giancarlo "Mr. Boxing" Oquendo / @MRBOXING1
Hard-hitting former world champion Juan Manuel "Juanma" Lopez is super motivated during this second wind in his career, which is being guided by PR Best Boxing and Golden Boy Promotions. Lopez will face undefeated Francisco Vargas (19-0-1-13 KO's) on July 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The fight will be part of the undercard to the clash between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Erislandy Lara.
"Great things are happening in my career, great opportunities. I've seen some of him. He is a boxer who is strong, takes a good punch, a little slow but strong with his left hand. This week [my trainer] Freddy Trinidad will look at him and see how we'll plan for this fight. It's a great deal and a good opportunity to get a win [to obtain] another world title,” Juanma said.
"It was a good [offer] economically and a big fight on a big card. I'm number four in the world and he is number 2, so definitely if we win we would get to number one. The champion is Mikey Garcia, but he may not stick around and has problems with Top Rank. I want major fights and to go for a world title and this is a major fight."
Juanma also said that his plans included a potential fight with former world champion Jorge "Travieso" Arce in September in Puerto Rico, but Arce has many items on his mind and Juanma decided not to wait on him.
"Arce has always been on the table but Arce is a fighter who has many things on his mind. We will not wait for this one. The idea was fight here with Arce in September, but everything was up in the air. Thank God we have great options. If we get Arce it would be excellent or maybe a third fight with Salido..who knows," Juanma said.
I'm rooting for Juanma to have success in his career.. Always liked him as a fighter... Always has exciting fights and truly is an action fighter.. Hope he keeps winning because he is one of the most entertaining to watch..Comment by ChampBox@PR on 05-11-2014
Wanting a 3rd fight against Salido? This guy have some brass ones!Comment by Cracaphat on 05-11-2014
A third fight with Salido?Ah hell no.Comment by DondiNeverLeft on 05-11-2014
Juan Ma is a good fighter but when if he gets this win, the fans will say, he beat an unknown so what. Then when he goes on to fight Arce, if he wins they will say he beat an…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (4)