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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…

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