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Juanma Lopez: Salido is a Dangerous, Difficult Opponent

By Jhonny Gonzalez

WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez (30-0, 27KOs) is not listening to the critics who believe his next defense of the title is a walk in the park. On April 16 at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Juanma will defend the title against former champion Orlando Salido (34-11, 22KOs) of Mexico.

Salido has not been stopped in over ten years. He suffered several early knockout defeats when he was mismatched as a young prospect against far more experienced opponents. As he grew in the ranks and gained experience, he fought hard in distance fights with Robert Guerrero, Juan Manuel Marquez and Yuriorkis Gamboa. He knocked out Rogers Mtagwa in five rounds. Mtagwa was on the verge of a Juanma upset in 2009.

"This fight is against a great fighter. On his record are 11 defeats, but he lost by decision to Juan Manuel Marquez and he lost by unanimous decision to Yuriorkis Gamboa. This guy knocked out Rogers Mtagwa in five rounds. He's difficult and dangerous. Salido is a guy who throws a lot of punches, so I expect a war," Juanma said. "Either by decision or by knockout, I will definitely win. It will be a great fight, but Puerto Rico will celebrate that day because we will win."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by STRUGG on 02-11-2011

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Comment by PEBBLES! on 02-11-2011

[QUOTE=martin_1995;10091884]11 lost, 5 of them by ko. Hahahaha. Lets all watch this crappy fight by internet. Let's not pay for this ****. What's wrong with him facing Cab? I know juanma should beat Cab but, why not fight him? He's…

Comment by martin_1995 on 02-11-2011

11 lost, 5 of them by ko. Hahahaha. Lets all watch this crappy fight by internet. Let's not pay for this ****. What's wrong with him facing Cab? I know juanma should beat Cab but, why not fight him? He's…

Comment by armindo54 on 02-11-2011

[QUOTE=onechance87;10090248]Mikey garcia is waiting for u juanma:boxing:[/QUOTE] Tell Mikey to take a ticket and have a seat. He's nothing special!!

Comment by ny123 on 02-11-2011

[QUOTE=RompeCuloz;10090259]juanmma vs another Bum. I am getting the impression that he hand picks opponents.[/QUOTE] Juanma has arguably the best or second best resume at fw right now. Im not excusing his duck of Cab but facts are facts.

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