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 Last update:  6/16/2013       Read more by Elisinio Castillo         
   
Juanma: There Are No Excuses, Mikey Garcia Was Better
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By Elisinio Castillo

Former two division world champion Juan Manuel "Juanma" Lopez (33-3, 30 KOs) has no excuses about his fourth round stoppage loss to Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27 KOs) on Saturday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The fight was stopped in the fourth after Lopez was down for the second time in the fight.

The Puerto Rican fighter plans to return even stronger, and won't even use Garcia's weight advantage as an excuse for the loss. Garcia weighed two pounds over the featherweight limit on Friday, and as a result he lost his WBO title. Rather than kill his body by squeezing down to 126, he paid Juanma a six figure sum.

"I could not get him early with the right. I saw that he was fresh and hungry, so I did not go after the knockout. I decided to wait for a few more rounds to pass. There are no excuses. He was better tonight. I did not expect him to use the left so well. We prepared for his right, but his left hook got me good. There is no excuse regarding the weight or anything. I felt good and I felt strong. The first time I was hit and went down - I was not hurt. The second time I opened my eyes and I was on the floor," Juanma told Tiempo Deportes.

Tags: Juan Manuel Lopez , Mikey Garcia , Garcia-Juanma , Garcia vs. Juanma



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comment by SaldanaCC, on 06-16-2013
This guy was not even close time to give garcia a super fight i say gamboa

comment by Infamous, on 06-16-2013
[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP]Former two division world champion Juan Manuel "Juanma" Lopez (33-3, 30 KOs) has no excuses about his fourth round stoppage loss to Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27 KOs) on Saturday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The fight was stopped in the fourth after Lopez w...

comment by Devils Advocate, on 06-16-2013
[QUOTE=NachoMan]Boxing can be cruel sometimes. I never really liked Juanma, but I felt really bad for him last night. Such a quick rise and fall. Thought he was going to do a lot more last night, but he really looks done at this point. He's going to get really hurt if he continues on.[/QUOTE] Sa...

comment by Listonator, on 06-16-2013
[QUOTE=toners3]Nope!! Sorry But Juanma Was A Hype Job From Day One. Thank Goodness He Never Got In The Ring With Gamboa....Brain Damage For Sure. No Chin, No Humility. Thinks Being PuerRtO Rican Was Going To BE Enough. NoPe...[/QUOTE] Jesus dude how long does it take to type a reply when every...

comment by PRchamp, on 06-16-2013
Dam Juanma looked like ass last night, his trainer has to be one of the worst trainers in the world. Ever since the Rafa Marquez fight Juanma fighting ability was declining especially his defense. I remember Juanma had a right hand, wtf happened? Garcia kicked his ass and I say Juanma fights one...

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