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Juanma Says Divorce Will Not Affect Salido Training

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Juan Manuel "Juanma" Lopez, the featherweight champion of the World Boxing Organization (WBO), says there is no reason to worry about his training for the April 16 title defense against Orlando Salido. It's been made public in the Puerto Rican press that Juanma and his wife, Barbara De Jesus, have agreed to a divorce. Lopez and De Jesus were married in July 2010 after a 10-year relationship and they have several children.

"I'm one of the few in the world with the ability to separate my personal life from my professional life. I can assure you that I'm concentrating on my career and I'm working hard for my next fight," Lopez told program Dando Candela. "It's a difficult situation, but out of respect for both Barbara and my children, I really don't want to discuss it. I want our lawyers to take care of things and in the meantime I'll concentrate on my fight and my children."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TheMexHurricane on 03-01-2011

[COLOR="Red"]I recently read that Salido couldn't come within 10 pounds of the weight limit vs Gamboa. If Salido can somehow comfortably make weight it will be Juanma's toughest fight to date. I say Salido whups him. Juanma is no Gamboa…

Comment by the niggest on 03-01-2011

[QUOTE=right hand jab;10173031]Not necessarily, from what I've heard she was messing around with somebody behind his back, if this is true and can be proven, then her financial renumeration will have been drastically reduced.[/QUOTE] The divorce courts will always favor…

Comment by borikua on 03-01-2011

The rumor is that she's a crazy biatch. Why did he hook up with a ghetto girl with 5 kids in the first place? Now at least he can bang some hot chicks.

Comment by Nota Loka PR on 03-01-2011

That dude Tomasio be cracking me up with his haterism lol and whoever said he beat her, is wrong... I just got back from the island and the word is that she's the one ****ing around.

Comment by right hand jab on 03-01-2011

[QUOTE=:::Mega:::;10171717]This is bad for Salido... Juanma will have to give half of everything he has earned to his ex-wife, he'll take out his frustrations on Salido.[/QUOTE] Not necessarily, from what I've heard she was messing around with somebody behind his…

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