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Juanma is Suspended For One Year, Plans To Appeal

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Former world champion Juan Manuel "Juanma" Lopez will appeal the sanctions imposed by the Boxing Commission of Puerto Rico (CBPPR). On Tuesday, the commission announced their sanctions - punishing the boxer for last month's comments against referee Roberto Ramirez Sr. During a live televised interview, Lopez called Ramirez "a gambler" after getting stopped in ten rounds by Mexico's Orlando Salido on March 10th in San Juan.

The Puerto Rico Commission has announced that Lopez is now suspended for a period of one year (after serving time for medical suspension until September), and he was hit with a $10,000 fine and 100 hours of community service.

"We will definitely appeal the penalty, which we believe is too much for a boxer. We are already meeting with Juanma and his entire legal team and to carry out this appeal, "said Peter Rivera, vice president of PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP), the company that co-promotes Lopez with Top Rank.

Lopez recently held a press conference to issue a public apology to Ramirez and he stated during a hearing with a rep appointed by the Puerto Rico Commission that he didn't have any evidence to indicate that Ramirez had a gambling problem.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by indystress on 04-03-2012

[QUOTE=Osirus022;11967860]Got on the thread to make a similar comment. What Juanma did was nothing compared to getting caught with plaster before a fight, attempting to use them in the ring. You get 1 year suspension for trying to use cast…

Comment by indystress on 04-03-2012

hhmm, mayweathers accussation of pac on PEDs is just as bad, maybe worse, than what juanma said...if juanma is punished for a year ban, how da he// floyd isnt? if no ban on floyd, dont ban juanma, regardless of belt…

Comment by Southpawology on 04-03-2012

why not just fine him, say....25% of his purse vs salido. that makes more sense?? no??

Comment by sicko on 04-03-2012

that is way too harsh of a fukin punishment...OMG! but hey it is not like he can't come and fight in the US it doesn't matter

Comment by djdodat on 04-03-2012

All they are doing is hurting their own sport. What JuanMa said was stupid, but does it deserve a year suspension? NO!

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