Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Juanma Plans Florida Camp, Eyes Salido on August 20

By Rey Colon

The former WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez (30-1, 27KOs) has passed his recent medical examinations, which took place after his first career defeat. On April 16 in Bayamon he was knocked out in eight rounds by Mexico's Orlando Salido. He says a rematch may take place on August 20 at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

“I'm fine. I had a medical examination and it went very well. I'm very happy. We are looking at the date of August 20, which is was what we had for the Rafael Marquez [rematch]. If the company still has it [the date], we can make a rematch on that date," Juanma said. "Everything was fine [against Salido] but I had no speed. Actually I have no explanation for that. I can not make excuses because I trained well. I do not know what happened that night."

Lopez plans to start training in late May and says the last month and a half of training will take place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which fall in line with the recent demands of his promoter Bob Arum. According to Arum, the CEO of Top Rank, that constant distractions in Puerto Rico contributed to Juanma losing his WBO featherweight crown against Salido.

"God willing we will begin training in late May. For now we are resting and we are almost certainly going to attend the fight between Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley on May 7. I'm at about 145 pounds. I'm eating cleaner. And we will head out for the last month and a half to Fort Lauderdale. It will please Bob Arum. This is the first time that I'm doing this [training outside of Puerto Rico] and I hope to get it right," Juanma said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by figzuki on 05-02-2011

[QUOTE=Fresno;10461132]There's fighters out the who youjust cant beat.. Juanma just needs to move up.. Do what Ortiz did.[/QUOTE]very true, i hope this is not the case though.... I hope Salido isn't Juanma's kryptonite you know? [QUOTE=MXboxingfan;10463031]Juanma López should fight Jhonny…

Comment by aescobedo on 05-02-2011

Ramatch in Puerto Rico ya o.k. Salido did some damage to his brain. If there's a ramatch it'll probably be in Mexico, or Vegas.

Comment by cubano11 on 05-02-2011

Juanma huh......never heard that name before :nono:

Comment by Forza on 05-01-2011

where in florida? I go make sure he trains hard not to embarrass PR this time

Comment by Clyde Barrow on 05-01-2011

I'll take Juanma in the rematch. I think he went into that fight feeling safer than he really was just because of the location. He'll come in better prepared for the rematch.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (26)
Top Headlines Nacho: Juan Manuel Marquez Has Not Retired, Wants To Fight Memo: Chavez Jr. Will Be Stronger, No Weight Issues For Canelo Thurman-Garcia: Narvaez vs. Rodriguez Clash is Eyed For Card Rob Brant Stops Alexis Hloros in First at Grand Casino in Hinckley Canelo vs. Chavez is a Fight Boxing Needed, Says De La Hoya David Haye: Chris Eubank Jr. is a Force, He Will Go All The Way Canelo vs. Chavez: Positive Talks Ongoing With MGM, Jerry Jones Conlan Hopes For 'Dream Fight' With Carl Frampton in The Future Top Rank Prez Eyes Deontay Wilder vs. Joseph Parker Unification Jacobs: Most Guys are Beaten Mentally When They Face Golovkin Frampton Expects Rematch With Leo Santa Cruz To Be Easier Tomoki Kameda Returns To Japan on March 10, Faces Tawatchai Carl Greaves Looks Back On 2016, Is Excited About 2017 Jermell Charlo, Gary Russell Mandatory Double Eyed For March 11 De La Hoya: Canelo Beating Chavez Jr. Will Not Satisfy The Critics Cedric Vitu Retains EBU Title, Decisions Isaac Real in Levallois Horn Warns Pacquiao, Top Rank Not To Look Beyond April Fight Angel Garcia, Mayweather Tarnished What Should've Been Good Week for Boxing WBA Champ Ortiz Wins Decision Over Ramos in Mexico City Robert Garcia: Canelo Has A lot More To Lose in Chavez Jr. Bout Hairon Socarras Training Hard in Miami For February 3 Return Zab Judah Returns, Blasts Out Munguia in Two Rounds Jose Pedraza Confident That He Will Return Strong at Lightweight Javier Fortuna Ready - Targets Sosa, Corrales, Lomachenko Alvarez vs. Chavez Rematch is Being Planned For March 11 Miguel Cotto: Juan Manuel Marquez Fight is Very Viable Bradley Pryce Announces Retirement After Defeat Robbie Davies Jr. Crushes Zoltan Szabo, Retains WBA Regional Patrick Nielsen, Dina Thorslund Win Decisions, Khattab Shocked Bellew: 'Ego Maniac' David Haye Better Hope He Ends Me in Four Beterbiev: Barrera Proved To Be a Real Fighter, He Agreed To Fight Luis Cruz Admits He Was Close To Retirement Before Easter Shot Mundine: When I Beat Danny Green - Call Me Black Houdini! Frank Warren: Liam Walsh Ready, He Can Beat Gervonta Davis! Frampton Expects Another Fan Friendly Fight Against Santa Cruz Curtis Stevens Sure Hand Injury Fully Healed for Lemieux Fight Garcia, 2-1 Underdog vs. Thurman: 'I Guess Vegas Don’t Like Me' Frank Warren on The James DeGale vs. Badou Jack Outcome Early Results Are In: BoxingScene Ratings Update Linares vs. Crolla II Card - Tomi Tatham To Face Liam Conroy
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement