Advertisement
Advertisement

Juanma Wishes Salido Luck, Expects a Rematch in March

By Rey Colon

Juan Manuel Lopez, the former WBO featherweight champion, wished Orlando Salido luck with his scheduled ten round tuneup, which takes place this Saturday against Weng Haya in Durango, Mexico. Despite rumors, Juanma advised BoxingScene.com that a rematch with Salido is going to happen in the month of March, in Puerto Rico, at the José Miguel Agrelot or Roberto Clemente Coliseum - and fight will be televised by Showtime. In April, Salido stopped Lopez to capture the WBO crown in Puerto Rico.

"The rematch with Salido will happen in March. He is talking a lot of stuff out there but the fact is we are going to fight again. The month of March has five weeks and it should happen on the 17th, 24th or 31st. One of those dates will be my fight. We believe it will be on the 24th. We are already preparing for that battle," said Lopez (31-1, 28 KOs).

Despite Top Rank's request to train in Big Bear, California, Lopez will move his training camp from Puerto Rico to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He doesn't want to go to Big Bear in the coming weeks, fearing the very cold weather and heavy snow.

"We are looking at Fort Lauderdale, in a place where we can train like Miguel Cotto. We are awaiting the official date [of the fight] from Mr. Bob Arum before we choose one of those places [to train]," he said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PR ESQ. on 12-15-2011

Surprised that Salido's people are acquiescing to Juanma demands to fight in PR. Unfair, but Salido don't give a **** and if juanma is the same ol juanma, same result no doubt!

Comment by JmH Reborn on 12-15-2011

I expect JuanMa to be knocked out again. He has yet to fully repay Karma. She's a b*tch.

Comment by Ringlife on 12-15-2011

Juanma needs to train in Florida its better than big bear.

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 12-15-2011

[QUOTE=ny123;11564198]I guess its for financial reasons but I don't like the idea that this rematch is being held in Puerto Rico since Salido already came to PR and stopped Juanma. It doesn't seem fair imo.[/QUOTE] I agree...but life isn't fair.…

Comment by quique24 on 12-15-2011

I like jUanma but never really was sold on him being a great. He has always lacked defense and it got worse when he fell in love with is power. I hope he can adjust and get the revenge victory…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (11)
Top Headlines Burns-Di Rocco: Ogogo Wins On Return Mosley: They Said I Was Done, I'm Going To Annihilate Avanesyan! Ricky Burns: I Feel I Definitely Have Another Few Years in Me Donnie Nietes Drops, Punishes and Stops Raul Garcia Photos: Lucian Bute Holds Presser, Maintains His Innocence Cecilia Braekhus is Hoping To Stage Title Defense in Norway DiBella: Haye's Last Bout Hard To Watch, Not in Running For Wilder Avanesyan Tabs Thurman To Beat Porter, Ready For Mosley Weights From Liverpool: Bellew 199.1; Makabu 196.8 Golovkin's Coach: Canelo Would Drill Pacquiao Worse Than Khan! Lara's Trainer: Golovkin Should Want To Test Himself Against Lara Frank Warren: Kell Brook Wanted No Part of Liam Smith Hearn: Ricky Burns' Last Chance To Win Gold, a 50-50 Fight Tony Bellew Smiles: I Was Always a Rebellious Little F***er! Hearn Wants Parker To Get UK Exposure To Build Joshua Bout Video: Shane Mosley Shows Off His Power and Speed at Workout Marquez Injured, Stops Training - But Still Has Eye on Miguel Cotto Barthelemy: I Want To Fight The Likes of Crawford and Broner Dela Torre Injures Right Hand, Admits Improvement is Needed Photos: Orlando Salido Closes Camp For Francisco Vargas War Mosley-Avanesyan: Winner To Receive WBA Title Shot? Parker's Promoter Vows: We'll KO Joshua, Haye, Chisora, Fury! Kauffman Rips Wilder: Took The Easy Way Out, I Beat Arreola's Ass! Jarrell Miller Demolishes Nick Guivas, Dela Torre Struggles in Win Photos: Shane Mosley, David Avanesyan - Face To Face at Weighin Video: Shane Mosley vs. David Avanesyan Official Weighin Photos: Rances Barthelemy Putting in Work For Mickey Bey Defense Chavez Jr. Says Training Pact With Freddie Roach is Stronger Now Donnie Nietes Very Happy With Casimero's World Title Victory Photos/Weights: Miguel Vazquez vs. Erick Bone, More Avanesyan's Coach: Mosley Has Declined, We'll Take Advantage Hearn: I Told Loeffler, Eubank Will Sign For Golovkin Right Now Teddy Atlas: McGregor Needs 5 Years of Training For Mayweather Povetkin's Promoter: WBC's Investigation Will Take a Few Months Casimero: I Can Drop Chocolatito Just Like I Dropped Ruenroeng! Video: Shane Mosley vs. Cruiserweight Dimar Ortuz - Sparring Eddie Hearn Believes Ricky Burns is Still The Same Fighter Whyte Says Chisora Punked Out, Backed Down From Challenge WBC Prez Applauds Pacquiao For Turning Back on Olympic Offer Haye vs. Gjergjaj Peaked at 2.5 Million Viewers For Channel Dave
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement