Juanma Moving To 130-Pounds in 2012, Says Pinero

By Rey Colon

As apparent by the recent photos that appeared on, WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez gained a tremendous amount of weight since Christmas. In 2012 he will rise to 130-pounds, according to his manager Orlando Piñero.

 "At the end of this year, he will be finished at 126. Next year he's going up to 130. He's going to be 28-years-old on June 30, and when one reaches that age he reaches adulthood and your body begins to ask more from you," Pinero said.

Lopez is training at the gym Jose "Cheo" Aponte and on Tuesday he recently weighed in at 143 pounds.

Next up is a title defense against Orlando Salido on April 16 in Puerto Rico.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cafe on 02-25-2011

Juanma will fight donaire before he moves up in weight, and where does this leave Gamboa-Juanma LOL they messed that fight up . Juanma been getting his ass kicked by jounerymen.....

Comment by £-4-£ on 02-25-2011

Already thinking about his contingency plan incase Nonito moves up in weight quicker than expected.

Comment by D-Omonist on 02-25-2011

[QUOTE=Filipino Floyd;10155681]I don't really care if Juanma moves up in weight or not but if he isn't matched up with a big name in the next year or so, I'll start to have doubts about his cojones.[/QUOTE] I really don't…

Comment by D-Omonist on 02-25-2011

[QUOTE=ИATAS206;10152776]so where are all the people at saying juanma should fight at his natural weight at? Dude is walking around at 150 pounds and sh!t. And these queers are talking down on Donaire talking about he's big for his division,…

Comment by PEBBLES! on 02-25-2011

[[email protected];10156101]even if he will moved up to welterweight nonito can still catch him there... their paths will definitely cross and the better fighter will win... and that's nonito...[/QUOTE] Right on, brother. Lopez can run for now, but he can't hide…

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