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Juanma Waiting For Opponent, Salido Waits For a Date

By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com has been advised that WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez (30-1, 27KOs) is still waiting for a finalized opponent for his scheduled return on October 1 at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. There have been discussions to secure Mike Oliver, but his management is not happy with the money being offered - which I've heard is actually higher than what Oliver would have received for a previous deal to face Orlando Salido in July [Oliver withdrew]. Alternative options are being explored - if Oliver's side doesn't budge on the purse.

Speaking of Salido (36-11-2, 24KOs), the WBO featherweight champion is looking to squeeze in a second defense in the month of November in Mexico. Provided both fighters win, a rematch between Juanma and Salido is being targeted for the first quarter of 2012. Salido stopped Juanma in the seventh round of their April fight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ringlife on 08-17-2011

[QUOTE=niallcollins;10999711]and why not milk it for all its worth.boxing is a buisness first.this guy gotta earn money for his family.not just give into demands of people to fight if the money isnt right.he is the champ and he calls the…

Comment by niallcollins on 08-17-2011

[QUOTE=Ringlife;10999531]Salido is acting like he just wants to milk it for all its worth because after he fights Juanma his five minutes of fame are over. I see the same out come for the second fight if Lopez doesn't do…

Comment by Jack Napier on 08-17-2011

rematch is even money, either guy can take it surprised Salido got the stoppage last time he'll be more confident than Juanma picking Salido to get him again

Comment by Ringlife on 08-17-2011

Salido is acting like he just wants to milk it for all its worth because after he fights Juanma his five minutes of fame are over. I see the same out come for the second fight if Lopez doesn't do…

Comment by ny123 on 08-17-2011

[QUOTE=thecrowchamp;10999021]I always thought a big ass chin like that can't take a hit Juan ma Is done he needs to retire and make a group with all the puerto ricans that lost and form a boy band BOOM ARRIBE MEXICO…

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