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Juanma Warns Donaire: Stay Away From Featherweight

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Last Saturday, WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel "Juanma" Lopez was ringside at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas to watch Filipino Nonito Donaire capture the WBO/WBC bantamweight titles with a two round knockout of Fernando Montiel. After the big win, the prospect of fighting Juanma and other featherweights was brought up in conversation to Donaire. The unbeaten Puerto Rican has warned Donaire to stay away from the featherweight division, at least for a while.

"I think that at 118, he should dominate without any problems and perhaps he can do the same at 122-pounds, but at 126 I think right now it's a little too much for him. Not only against me but against [Yuriorkis] Gamboa and against Orlando Salido," Juanma told Carlos Gonzalez. "So far he's never felt a blow from a man at 126-pounds. It is not the same. [Donaire] is not a fight that I would dismiss. It would be a good fight, but at the right time. Right now I think he's not ready [to be at featherweight].

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by magnificent on 02-23-2011

He is right nonito cant beat Lopez

Comment by Larrysbird on 02-23-2011

Donaire wants to fight Moreno next. Hopefully Arum will make it happen. [url]http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/video/sports/02/23/11/donaire-eyes-anselmo-moreno-next-foe[/url]

Comment by figzuki on 02-23-2011

[QUOTE=mrlopez;10147439]knocks JuanMa the fu.ck out if/when this fight ever happens[/QUOTE] pfff, trolling trolling trolling trolling what!!!! (fred durst lol)

Comment by mrlopez on 02-23-2011

knocks JuanMa the fu.ck out if/when this fight ever happens

Comment by gopi11 on 02-23-2011

[QUOTE=Anti~Jalandoni;10146660]Remember Feather-fisted and flat-footed Bernabe Concepcion.[/QUOTE] Bro, I don't consider Abe as a feather-fisted boxer. Flat-footed? Yes, like he has bricks on his heels...

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