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JuanMa May Face Bautista Instead of HBO Appearance

By Ryan Burton and Damián Ferrer Reyes

Boxingscene has been advised that former two-division champion Juan Manuel Lopez may face Filipino Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista (34-2) in January instead of a planned appearance on an HBO tripleheader on January 19th. Orlando Salido will defend his WBO featherweight belt and WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin will face an opponent to be determined in the other televised fights.

The potential Lopez-Bautista matchup would most likely headline an independent pay-per-view card and would take place in Puerto Rico. According to our sources some members of Lopez's camp prefer he faces someone such as Bautista in more of a tune up fight before he takes a big fight.

Bautista has won 8 fights in a row since losing a decision to Heriberto Ruiz in November, 2008.  Lopez has lost two of his last three fights with both losses coming via knockout against  WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido.

The original plan for JuanMa's return from suspension was to face fellow Puerto Rican Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. but the fight fell apart when Vazquez refused to move up to 128 pounds and Lopez said that he could no longer get down to the 126 pound featherweight limit.  Vazquez would have been moving up from the super bantamweight division.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by lebrick on 11-27-2012

[QUOTE=shadeyfizzle;12742606]No I mean bautista. Juanma knocked him out to hand him his 1st pro defeat[/QUOTE] ponce de leon gave bautista his first defeat..

Comment by ajgyagajg1 on 11-27-2012

[QUOTE=shadeyfizzle;12742606]No I mean bautista. Juanma knocked him out to hand him his 1st pro defeat[/QUOTE] i dont know where u get the idea they fought before cause they didn't he fought concepcion and penalosa not bautista.... go to box rec…

Comment by Tomasio on 11-27-2012

[B][I]Juanma has shown to have poor defense & they might be looking at Bautista as easy prey with a good record cause Ponce De León(who Juanma KO'd in 1 round) KO'd Bautista in 1 round.. But if Bautista starts getting…

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 11-27-2012

I wouldn't wanna fight Cruz or Magdaleno myself either. :lol1: [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE]

Comment by Optimistic on 11-27-2012

Bautista obviously isn't an amazing fighter, but he's a good comeback opponent for JuanMa.

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