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Juanma is Not Ready To Retire From Boxing, Yet

By Miguel Rivera

Former two division world champion Juan Manuel "Juanma" Lopez (34-4, 31KOs) of Puerto Rico is not ready to retire from boxing just yet.

Last Saturday night in Las Vegas, on the Saul Alvarez-Erislandy Lara undercard, Juanma was stopped in three rounds by the unbeaten prospect Francisco Vargas (20-0-1, 14KOs) of Mexico. The loss was Juanma's second stoppage defeat in his last three fights. Juanma has gone 4-4 in his last eight ring appearances, with all four defeats coming in by way of knockout.

"I was 100% prepared. I made weight. I did things right. I had recovered from the [damage] I received in the third, and my corner decided not to allow me to leave [the corner]. I was ready [to fight], but it was my corner [who stopped it]," Juanma told Carlos Narvaez.

"It's really hard for me to end my career in boxing. But right now I can not tell if I will get into the ring again. I also cannot promise you that I retire either."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 07-18-2014

[QUOTE=DannYankee09;14773369]A few years ago if you would have told people this is whats gonna happen with Juanma in the future they would have burn you at the stake. Somebody protect this dude he is a brain injury just waiting to…

Comment by DannYankee on 07-18-2014

A few years ago if you would have told people this is whats gonna happen with Juanma in the future they would have burn you at the stake. Somebody protect this dude he is a brain injury just waiting to…

Comment by BS BadBoy on 07-18-2014

Either retire or goto the school of Virgil Hunter and become defensive and hug out a win!

Comment by New England on 07-18-2014

juanma hs been done for a long, long time. he needs to retire yesterday.

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 07-18-2014

[QUOTE=champion4ever;14770592]The really sad and dangerous part about this is, is that [B]he probably won't began showing signs of brain trauma from those head concussions until later in life; Long after his career has ended. In my opinion, I say that…

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