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Juanma Lopez Not Allowed To Return Before March 2013

By Rey Colon

Former WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez, contrary to his statements over the weekend in Las Vegas, will have to wait until March 10, 2013 to return to the ring, according to the president of the Professional Boxing Commission of Puerto Rico, Dommys Delgado Berty. Juanma told BoxingScene.com a few days ago that he was looking to return in November, possibly at 130-pounds.

But Lopez is still serving a suspension for calling referee Roberto Ramirez Sr. "a gambler" after getting stopped in the tenth round of his March rematch with Orlando Salido of Mexico.

"What was removed from the original penalty was the $10,000 fine, and we lowered the community work from 100 hours to 50. He was given a concurrent [suspension] for one year, based on the day of the fight. Therefore he is not able to return until March 10, 2013. The only way he can fight in November is if he goes to Mexico or Europe. He can't fight in any state in America," she said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Optimistic on 06-13-2012

[QUOTE=Southpawology;12239091]Juanma needs to get a new trainer and then take some soft touches in either mex or europe and then get a big fight in march.[/QUOTE] Agree with this.

Comment by Optimistic on 06-13-2012

Way too harsh, but maybe this'll do him a bit of good. Hopefully he isn't too rusty when he finally gets back in the ring.

Comment by Albeerto on 06-13-2012

[QUOTE=FIGHTING_FLIP;12239057]i hate boxing[/QUOTE] Then go away

Comment by nycsmooth on 06-13-2012

2 many easy bouts over the past years 4 this guy who will fight more setups , BUT: when push comes 2 shove it's the same guy, w/virtually no defense, who'll have problems @ a higher wt...

Comment by lopez36 on 06-13-2012

this is no big deal,just go to another country and fight,a lot of champions or ranked fighters do that,salido did it,others go to japan too...he can get an easy fight against a no good fighter from europe just to get…

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