Advertisement

Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Juanma: There Are No Excuses, Mikey Garcia Was Better

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) 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;13475957]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…

Comment by Devils Advocate on 06-16-2013

[QUOTE=NachoMan;13476267]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…

Comment by Listonator on 06-16-2013

[QUOTE=toners3;13476347]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…

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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (26)
Top Headlines Juan Manuel Marquez Confirms June 24 in The Works For Return Froch: Joshua Showed Vulnerability, But He Will Only Get Better Chavez Jr. Vows To Erase Vegas Demons By Knocking Canelo Out Joshua Views Tyson Fury as The Next Mega-Bout at Heavyweight Omar Chavez: Our Family Dynasty Better, Now Julio Beats Canelo! Klitschko: Joshua is Vulnerable, Let's See How He Develops Joshua: I Was Definitely Tired, But I Knew That I Could Recover Video: Badou Jack Talks Ward-Kovalev, The Future at 175, More Video: Mayweather Sr. Talks McGregor, Canelo vs. Chavez Jr, More Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko - CompuBox Punch Stats Klitschko Won't Reveal Video Prediction Made on Memory Stick Klitschko Admits He Thought Joshua Was Finished in Round Six Joshua: I Learned That I Can Definitely Knock Out Any Opponent Photos: Chavez With Vicious Stoppage of Canelo's Brother in Two Hearn: Time To Go Worldwide, Break New Markets WIth Joshua! Joshua On Board For Klitschko Rematch, Principality Stadium Eyed Photos: Joshua Knocks Klitschko Out - MONSTER Fight Gallery Photos: Scott Quigg Turns Back Simion For IBF Shot at Lee Selby Photos: Luke Campbell Stops Perez To Earn Crack at Jorge Linares Fury Reacts To Joshua: Challenge Accepted, I Will Play With You! Joshua: I Fought The Better Klitschko, Not The One Fury Beat Video: Eddie Hearn on Joshua's TKO Win, Klitschko Rematch, More Klitschko Won't Reveal if He Plans To Execute Rematch Clause Parker's Trainer: Bellew Fight is Perfect Path To Anthony Joshua Chavez Gets Revenge, Destroys Alvarez in Two Rounds Parker's Trainer Feels Klitschko Let Joshua Off The Hook in Sixth Marrero Crushes Zambrano in One Round For WBA, IBO Belts Bellew: Joshua Has Replaced Mayweather as The King of Boxing Video: Anthony Joshua Talks Knockout of Klitschko, The Future Video: Wladimir Klitschko Post Fight - Discusses Loss To Joshua Joseph Parker Eyes Joshua For The Future, Impressed By Klitschko Klitschko: The Best Man Won, It's Really Sad That I Didn't Make It Wilder on Joshua: Fight at The End of The Year - Winner Takes All! Fury To Joshua: You Went Life and Death - I Played With Klitschko! Joshua: I Had To Dig Deep, Fought My Heart Out and Won Joshua Gets Off The Floor, Knocks Klitschko Out in Eleventh Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Lawrence Okolie WILL NOT Box On Joshua-Klitschko Scott Quigg Decisions Viorel Simion, in Line For Lee Selby Shot Wilder: Klitschko Started Slipping in Fight Against Jennings
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement