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Juanma: I Would Fight Mikey Garcia, But at 130-Pounds

By Rey Colon

Juan Manuel Lopez, a two-time WBO world champion at bantamweight and featherweight, intends to continue his career at 130-pounds. He is open to facing the big names - like Nonito Donaire, Yuriorkis Gamboa, Miguel Angel "Mikey" Garcia and Jorge 'Travieso' Arce -  but the fights have to take place at super featherweight. Juanma returns to action on February 2nd at the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum in Bayamon.

"Right now I find myself in that division, [at super featherweight] so a fight with Mikey would have to be at 130 pounds. A very interesting name ringing out is Gamboa, and Donaire's name too. And the other day I read that Arce wants to fight again. And now they are talking about Juan Carlos Burgos, who fought Rocky Martinez. And Rocky has been mentioned [as a possible opponent] but Rocky is like my brother. I really do not want to face him but this is a business and have to wait for a decision by the promoter. Many people talk about money, and it's good, but my health is more important [than starving myself down to 126]," Juanma said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Alteño on 01-28-2013

[QUOTE=jri9d0;12958796]And that my friend is the $64,000 question please forward your inquiry to Mr. Mikey Garcia.[/QUOTE] I am not sure if you don't understand the sport or you have trouble with english comprehension, since you did not get my point.…

Comment by Ringlife on 01-27-2013

JuanMa needs a better trainer to make him box more and a couple of tune up fights first. Before he gets in the ring with Garcia,Gamboa or any fighter at 130 in the top five or he will get his…

Comment by Alpha & Omega on 01-27-2013

Juanma gets taken apart and starched by Garcia and Donaire. He probably gets starched by Gamboa too but Gamboa looked like crap in his last fight and he has mental lapses in fights and his chin is not the best.…

Comment by elfag on 01-27-2013

WTF Donaire and Arce are not fighting his ass at 130. Gamboa will spark his ass if they fight.

Comment by Rampad on 01-27-2013

[quote=jri9d0] Quote: Originally Posted by ColdCa$hCanelo was his nose busted from a punch? anyway, Mikey smashes jml, but at least jml is willing to make it happen. Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android No). [/quote] OK. so keep quiet about…

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