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Juanma Got Six Figures To Move Forward With Garcia

By Miguel Rivera

Former two division champion Juan Manuel Lopez (33-2, 30KOs) is very upset with Mikey Garcia (31-0, 26KOs), who failed to make weight on Friday and lost his WBO featherweight crown on the scale. Garcia was overweight by two pounds, coming in at 128-pounds - while Juanma was 125.2.

Garcia was unable to drop the extra weight and Juanma, who threatened to withdraw from the fight, was paid a reported six-figure sum in order to move forward as scheduled on Saturday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

"He says he's a better fighter than me in the ring. But today I proved it on the scale [that I'm the better fighter]. Garcia was not professional in that sense. I fulfilled what I had to do. They had to pay me well or else I wasn't going to fight. I'm going to show everyone what I can do. I made the ​​weight without any problems and we will take that title back to Puerto Rico," Juanma said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Da Boxer on 06-15-2013

Juanma will tax that azz all night and brutally KO cheater mike and enjoy the extra $$$, and title! Its going to be ugly for mike.....:chairshot all night long.....! War Juanma!

Comment by Hougigo on 06-15-2013

[QUOTE=WARQUEZ;13473192]Things like this happen in boxing. Garcia isn't a FW anymore. Some folks are taking it way too seriously, 2 pounds wasn't going to change the outcome of this fight regardless.[/QUOTE] Things like this happen when you're unprofessional. It's a…

Comment by larss7on on 06-15-2013

I like Mikey but even I won't be defending him being over by 2lb. Not on. I thought he was much more professional. Still think he wins though.

Comment by gmc_rfc_06 on 06-15-2013

Good for Juanma. It was already a difficult fight for him before being cheated on the scales, 2lbs is a disgraceful amount to miss weight by...especially from a champion.

Comment by ailicec on 06-15-2013

There should be a rule that states that the fighter that comes in above the agreed limit should get a large portion of his pay deducted.

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