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Juanma Interested in Facing Gamboa, Lomachenko

By Ryan Burton

MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV - Juanma Lopez (34-3) is fully focused on his fight against undefeated rival Francisco Vargas (19-0-1) but realizes that a victory over the Mexican will lead to an even higher profile fight.  Lopez has been linked to Olympic gold medalist Yuriorkis Gamboa for years and even though the Cuban was stopped in his last fight, Lopez is still interested in facing him.

Lopez feels that Gamboa should be fighting as a super featherweight and that one of the factors in his loss to Terence Crawford was the size difference between Crawford and Gamboa.  The Puerto Rican fighter also said that he would love to get another chance to avenge his losses to Orlando Salido and Mikey Garcia.

"There were a lot of factors in that fight. I don't think Gamboa is a 135 pound fighter. There are a lot of guys out there I would like to fight like fight.  Gamboa, Salido, Mikey, Lomachenko - if he decides to move up to 130 pounds. I would like to fight any of them but right now all of my focus is on Vargas," said Lopez.

Juanma has had great success in Las Vegas.  In 2010 he scored one of his greatest victories when he stopped Rafael Marquez at the same venue he will face Vargas on Saturday night.  He said that he hopes to continue his streak in Sin City.

"I am very happy to be back in Las Vegas.  I am undefeated here, 3-0 with three knockouts. I hope to keep that streak going," Juanma told BoxingScene.com.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by vaborikua2014 on 07-11-2014

[QUOTE=dinero fan;14745585]Now lopez wants to face gamboa. I remember when he was hiding from caballero and gamboa.[/QUOTE] He was never hiding g from roidboa. Bob Arum kept saying he was waiting for the fight to Marinate. Obviously your memory isn't…

Comment by dinero fan on 07-11-2014

Now lopez wants to face gamboa. I remember when he was hiding from caballero and gamboa.

Comment by mlac on 07-10-2014

he still has a hell of a punch. he could easily put vargas to sleep saturday night.

Comment by vaborikua2014 on 07-10-2014

[QUOTE=JmH Reborn;14743657]Lol I didn't wish death or brain damage - just an ass whupping.[/QUOTE] Lol man if he fights any of them he might end up eating through a straw

Comment by Realboxingfan1 on 07-10-2014

Hahhhaaa I guess juanma wants to end his career whatever is left of it.i would love to see him against loma just to see him get k.o again.

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