Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Juanma Lopez Could Be Suspended Until September 2013

By Rey Colon

Former two-division champion Juan Manuel Lopez is facing a possible suspension until September 2013, according to several sources. The fighter's troubles began earlier this month when he labeled referee Roberto Ramirez Sr. as "a gambler." The allegation came after Lopez was stopped in the tenth round by WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido. Lopez, angry over the stoppage, told a live television audience that Ramirez's gambling habit was a possible influence for the referee's decision to stop the contest.

Last week, Lopez appeared before a hearing officer who was appointed by the Puerto Rico Boxing Commission. During he hearing, Lopez apologized to the referee and came clean that he didn't have any evidence of Ramirez being a gambler.

After the knockout loss, Lopez (31-2, 28 KO's) was automatically suspended for 90 days by the Medical Commission. According to sources, Lopez admitted during last weeke's hearing l that he suffered three episodes of amnesia, with one of those spells occuring during the bout with Bernabe Concepcion and the other two occuring against Salido. Because of that admission, the doctors are raising his medical suspension for another 90 days - which now expires on September 10.

Based on last week's hearing, the appointed hearing officer, Alberto Arroyo, sent a report to the Boxing Commission of Puerto Rico. Within his report, he made several recommendations regarding Lopez's punishment for the Ramirez incident. Those punishments include a $10,000 fine, 100 hours of community work and a one-year suspension to go in affect when the medical suspension expires. The commission will now decide on the final punishment and Lopez does have the option of appealing their decision.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Light_Speed on 04-01-2012

Punishment is wayyy to harsh but on the other hand the layoff will do him some good.

Comment by Medved on 04-01-2012

PR commision making a point of sticking to Juan Ma to show him that he's not above the PR Commission and doesnt run them. I have a feeling if this was Tito or a top 5 p4p PR fighter then…

Comment by -jose- on 04-01-2012

I'm a Juanma supporter... I do believe he lost the fight fairly, and he said what he said... he apologized, no need for suspension [IMG]http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j470/laselva787/juanmaflags060408_fg.jpg[/IMG]

Comment by heat27 on 04-01-2012

That way to long Just banned for the rest of the year and make him pay a fine

Comment by Mr. Fantastic on 04-01-2012

Such bull[I]s[/I]hit on getting suspended. It's like he broke their heart for losing and they want to make him pay for it. I always knew most of his fanatics were bandwagons.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (34)
Top Headlines Scott Quigg Drills Jose Cayatano in Featherweight Debut Lipinets' Manager Moving Him Fast: "This is a Special Guy" Kal Yafai Drops, Dominates Luis Concepcion To Win WBA Title Jeff Horn's Coach Confident: We Can Beat Pacquiao, I Know How! Callum Smith With Brutal Knockout of Luke Blackledge Anthony Joshua vs. Eric Molina - CompuBox Historical Review Photo: Shannon Briggs, Tyson Fury - Face To Face in Manchester Joseph Parker Eyes Wilder, Joshua - Wants Unifications Luis Ortiz Stops David Allen: Benn, Morrison Win Jose Cayetano Plans To Target Quigg's Repaired Jaw For KO Win Charlo: I’m A Bigger, Better, Faster Fighter Than Julian Williams Tureano Johnson To Return on Vargas-Berchelt Card, Jan. 28 Williams Criticizes Charlo's Biggest Wins Versus Bundrage, Trout John Molina's Trainer Predicts 'A War' With Terence Crawford Jesus Cuellar vs. Abner Mares: Pre-Fight Report Card Artur Akavov May Move Down to 154 After Saunders Loss Jermall Charlo a Razor-Thin Favorite Against Julian Williams Joseph Parker Edges Andy Ruiz To Capture WBO Title Hughie Fury World Title Shot is Coming Soon, Says Frank Warren Joshua Vows: There Will Be a KO - Molina Will Tire and I'll Unload! Unbeaten Jeff Horn Overcomes Knockdown; Stops Ali Funeka in Sixth Froch Ridicules Golovkin: Your Best Wins Are Murray, Macklin! Making Cotto-Kirkland a PPV is Not a Healthy Start to New Year Video: Shawn Porter Discusses His Future, Predicts Fights Lenny Z Sees Freddie Roach as Difference Maker in Lipinets Bout Video: Demetrius Andrade on Culcay Fight, Wanting Erislandy Lara Schaefer: I Sort of Left on Top, Boxers Are Happy To Have Me Back! Video: Mikey Garcia, Schaefer on Getting McGregor in The Ring Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz - CompuBox Historical Review Molina Weighs 143.2 On Second Try; Gives Money to Crawford Video: Errol Spence on Status of Kell Brook Shot, Garcia-Thurman Video: Naazim Richardson Reacts To Parting With Bernard Hopkins Photos: Krzysztof Wlodarczyk vs. Leon Harth - Official Weigh-In Photos: Terence Crawford vs. John Molina - Official Weigh-In Anthony Joshua Throws Weight Behind Members-Only London Gym Photos: Cuellar vs. Mares, Charlo vs. Williams - Official Weigh-In Erik Skoglund Gets TKO Victory: Sven Fornling, Mikaela Lauren Win Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. Found Murdered in Guadalajara No Drama In L.A.: Cuellar, Mares, Charlo, Williams Make Weight Menard, Beltran Make Weight for HBO Co-Feature
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement