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 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…

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