Advertisement
Advertisement

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 05-11-2014

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)
Top Headlines Frank Warren: British Boxing Showing Strength With Title Fights Promoter: Bradley Should Not Target Pacquiao's Shoulder Deontay Wilder is on a Mission To 'Beat Povetkin, Unify All Titles' Golovkin's Coach: No Catch-Weight For Amir Khan Cano: I Have The Experience To Beat Lucas Matthysse Barrera: With a Good Strategy, Canelo Can Beat Golovkin Arum: Gilberto Ramirez is The Complete Opposite of Chavez Jr. Daniel Roman Continues To Roll Forward, Beats Robles Thurman: Brook Went 12, Do I Stop Porter? I Plan To Hurt Him! Marquez, Sulaiman Disagree on Canelo-Khan Being Mismatch Photos/Weights: Alex Saucedo vs. Clarence Booth, More Roy Jones Jr. To Fight Again - Against a 'Fan' in Odd PPV Event! Gabriel Campillo Explains Decision To Retire From Boxing Eddie Gomez Extends Pact With Golden Boy Promotions Roman Martinez-Miguel Berchelt Lands at Poliforum Zamna, 3/12 Thurman: Khan Took 'Easier' Canelo, Brook Tougher For Him McJoe Arroyo-Jerwin Ancajas Heads To The Philippines on 4/16 Povetkin's Promoter: I Think We'll Reach Wilder Deal Without Bids McWilliams Arroyo Confident He Can Shock Roman Gonzalez Froch: I Think About a Comeback Every Day, But I'm Realistic Felix Verdejo Has April Fight Set For Puerto Rico Willie Monroe Return is Pushed Back After Opponent Snafu Santa Cruz vs. Martinez: Hunter, Mendez, Marrero Added Marquez: Khan Can Win, But Canelo Can KO Him at Any Time Roman Gonzalez-McWilliams Arroyo Done For Golovkin-Wade Avtandil Khurtsidze, Giovanni Lorenzo Set For Broadway Boxing Vargas Predicts He'll Make Sadam Ali Quit; 'Not On My Level' Wlodarczyk Faces Brudov on 3/4, Shumenov in Play For April Abel Sanchez Not Viewing Andre Ward's Inactivity as Advantage Quigg Motivated By Fear of Losing as Frampton Bout Nears Khan: Mayweather, Pacquiao Would Be Easier Than Canelo! Ballisai Replaces Kevin Mitchell in Tatli EBU Title Fight on 3/18 Pungluang Sor Singyu Retains WBO Belt With Technical Nod Win Mayweather Stumped on Who Would Win Fury vs. Wilder Floyd Mayweather: Timing Was Not Right For Amir Khan Bout Roy Jones Jr. and Kevin Mitchell: A Tale of Two Retirements McWilliams Arroyo Creeps In, Eyed For Roman Gonzalez Bout Marquez Says There Have Been Talks For Miguel Cotto Bout Photos: Povetkin Getting Jacked, in Beast Mode For Deontay Wilder Estrada's Promoter Questions Chocolatito's Pound For Pound Rank
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement