Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Juanma Talks Return, Mikey Garcia, Vazquez Jr., More

By "Mr. Boxing" Giancarlo Oquendo

During the recent episode of "Boxeo Estelar Radio" former two-division world champion Juan Manuel Lopez discussed his boxing future, and possible fights with Mikey Garcia and Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. Lopez clarified rumors about the possible fight with Garcia this summer.

"If there have been negotiations for a fight against Mikey Garcia, there haven't been with me - but with my team, my manager and our promoters. But also these [talks] have not only been about Mikey but also about Nonito Donaire if he beats Guillermo Rigondeaux, and also the winner of Rocky Martinez and Diego Magdaleno. We are going to fight in Mexico on April 20 where Cristian Mijares will headline. I would be in the co-main event, that's what we're working on," said Lopez.

"Rocky would be my last option, he is my good friend and I do not want to face him."
 
Juanma also expressed on the much anticipated fight with fellow Puerto Rican rival Wilfredo Vazquez Jr.

"Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. was an option for January in New York then February. The stalemate was not over an economic agreement. We wanted the fight at 128 or 127 pounds at most, but he not want to fight and said he was 122-pounder. I'm not a 126-pounder anymore, but I'll see if I can make 126 to fight Mikey or Donaire. Vazquez is really a great fighter. I have nothing against him. I wish him success but he is not in my plans. A fight against Vazquez would be a very good fight for Puerto Rico but I need fights to help me highlight my career, international fights," Juanma said.

"Vazquez is a great fighter but I repeat he is not in the big leagues. He went to the big leagues and could never pass that stage -  he lost against Arce and Donaire. I beat Rafael Marquez, Bernabe Concepcion, Daniel Ponce De Leon and I've earned where I am. I have no problem with the fight but it is a matter of reaching agreements and he didn't want to balance the weight. I do not need Vázquez, I have four big names (Magdaleno, Rocky, Mikey and Donaire ) and Vazquez means nothing."

"Mr. Boxing" Giancarlo Oquendo is TV boxing analyst for the PRSN Network and the "Boxeo Estelar Radio" podcast. Follow him on Twitter @mrboxingtab

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 03-15-2013

No Juanma is another level he only lost to salido some guys have your number wv2 has yet to beat a top guy

Comment by lopez36 on 03-15-2013

this fight of his about being in mexico was already mentioned like two weeks ago on espn deportes,that one show with jmm that talks about boxing,and they said it would be in mexico city against sal sanchez 2

Comment by mex602 on 03-15-2013

I think juanma is at the same level as vazquez. juanma gets smoked by any elIte fIghter especIally any of robert garcIas boys...

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Bivol vs. Agnew to Round out Ward-Kovalev Pay-Per-View Card Christopher Diaz, Teofimo Lopez, Rivera Return on UniMas, 6/23 Max Becerra Grabs Decision Over Martinez in Palm Springs Sugar Ray Leonard: Canelo-Golovkin is 50-50, Not Easy To Predict Figueroa-Guerrero, Monaghan-Browne 7/15 at Nassau Coliseum Kell Brook: I'm in a Better Place Than Errol Spence Is, I'll Beat Him Roach Very Worried - Pacquiao Looking Bad in Camp, Sparring Rob Brant Must Consent To N'Dam vs. Murata Rematch Crawford-Diaz Fight Peaked at 1.036M Viewers, Averaged 961K Spence: In Beating Kell Brook I'll Prove That I'm a Top 5 Fighter! Prograis-Diaz Doubleheader Set Down For ShoBox on June 9 George Groves Views Chudinov as Best Chance To Win World Title Brook: This Will Be a Prince Naseem vs. Kevin Kelley Type of Fight Joshua: Klitschko Should Leave on Positive Note, Forget Rematch Sanchez: When Golovkin Goes To 168, Jacobs Will Be Dominant Arum: Pacquiao Wants Purse for Crawford to be Worth the Risk Photos: Manny Pacquiao Continues Hard Grind For Horn Defense Ryan Martin Back at Big Bear, Helping Shafikov For Easter Bout Muhammad Waseem May Land Eliminator in Fall, Says Manager Sugar Ray: Spence Must Use Tactics I Did With Hagler To Beat Brook Amir Khan: Very Few Fighters Can Fill Wembley - I'm One of Them! Beltran: I Should No Problem Getting Green Card After That KO Gary Russell Jr. - If No Unification Next, I Plan To Move Up Thurman: Hard To Be Confident in Brook, He Hasn't Proved It at 147 Berchelt: Miura a True Warrior, Confident I'll Leave With My Belt Juan Manuel Marquez Return Still in Play For July, Says Nacho Team Uzcategui Will Push For No-Contest, Dirrell Rematch Order Ryota Murata Feeling Good About Career Despite Shocking Loss Brook: No Issues With Weight, Close To 147 For Spence Defense ABC Calls For Ban of Dirrell's Trainer Due To Post-Fight Assault Promoter: David Benavidez Will Roll Over Everyone Shelly Vincent Tops Broadway Boxing Card, June 3 Mayweather on Canelo-GGG: May, September Are My Dates Video: Floyd Mayweather, Anthony Joshua Come Together in UK Michael Walsh Eyes Comeback, Set To Return On June 2 Ian Tims vs. Luke Watkins For Vacant Irish Belt, June 10 In Belfast Joshua: Mayweather-McGregor is Bigger With Me on Undercard Adrien Broner To Spend Three Days in Jail For Contempt Charge Groves Admits a Loss To Chudinov Could Be End of His Career Duva: Barrera Was Right on Beterbiev, Smith Deal Easy To Make
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement