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Juanma: Salido Rematch The Last Fight at 126-Pounds

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Former champion Juan Manuel Lopez (30-1, 27KOs) is hoping the rematch with Orlando Salido will happen before the end of the year. On Saturday night in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Lopez was shocked in eight rounds when Salido stopped him. Salido picked up Juanma's WBO featherweight title and according a recent story on BoxingScene.com the Mexican boxer is planning to make his first defense on Mexican soil in July.

For months there were numerous stories on BoxingScene regarding Juanma's pre-fight weight issues. In January several photos appeared on BoxingScene where Juanma had the appearance of being very overweight. His promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, confirms the Puerto Rican star was close to 180 or 190-pounds in December.

Lopez hopes to have the rematch in the fall, because he needs to move up. The plan to head to 130 was always in the cards for 2012.

"Hopefully it will be an immediate rematch," Lopez said. "Definitely I'm going to move up to 130-pounds and I was always going to do that next year, but first we hope to make the rematch. Arum and Peter [Rivera] will be responsible for that."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by alembic on 04-18-2011

With this loss, I'm wondering if Caballero's determination to challenge Lopez has changed in any way. I hope Juanma re-evaluates his corner. He needs to become a more complete fighter to win a rematch with Salido.

Comment by newcastleking on 04-18-2011

yep, lopez thought it was gonna be a breeze and got socked up bigtime

Comment by blaze778 on 04-18-2011

Whether he took Salido lightly is debatable, but the fact that Lopez couldn't make any adjustments in the fight worries me. Lopez got hit with some major bombs. And besides defense, his punches looked sluggish and without the pop that…

Comment by boxfamof5 on 04-18-2011

Unless he learns defense, the outcome will be the same. I remember telling my wife (during the second round of the fight) how Juanma was having a very Cotto-Margarito-esque performance and allowing himself to be hit alot more than he…

Comment by edgarg on 04-18-2011

[QUOTE=uglypug;10399231]agree. Juan Ma is a big ass bastard, allow him to not boil down, and his punch resistance and stamina will improve. when u are drained, picture your brain as an "egg in an EMPTY glass". that glass gets shaken…

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