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Juanma's Suspension Lifted, Eyes Wilfredo Vazquez Jr.

The former double world champion Juan Manuel "Juanma" Lopez will return to the ring in the coming months thanks to the Secretary of the Department of Sports (DRD), Henry Neumann, who lifted the suspension against him - which ran until March 2013.

"Juanma Lopez can get on with his boxing career starting today," Neumann said during a press conference held at the premises of the Training Center of the DRD Santini.

Lopez was suspended after making defamatory comments about Rerees Roberto Ramirez Sr. and Jr. after his defeat last March against Mexican Orlando Salido in Bayamón.

Lopez (31-2, 28 KOs), 29, was the champion at super bantamweight (122 pounds) and featherweight (126 pounds) under the World Boxing Organization (WBO).

"I thank the Secretary (Neumann), the Commission, my promoter, Peter Rivera, who has always been with me, Orlando Piñero and Alex Caraballo and my team, but I also want to thank Roberto Ramirez Jr . and Roberto Ramirez Sr., whom I must say that I learned a lot from and I feel great to be returning to the ring to continue my career. Because this is my sport, but it's also my job, and I am dedicated and thereby need to support my family. Thanks to all who have helped me, "said Lopez, who again showed remorse for the comments made in March.

"We are working hard, training really hard for my return to the ring. I saw in the press that they are talking about a fight on January 19 against Papito (Wilfredo) Vasquez, but they need to reach an agreement on the weight and I'll fight him (Vazquez Jr.) or anyone else. I'm willing to fight anybody."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by [email protected] on 11-15-2012

Vazquez will get his **** rocked by Juanma, and he will get stopped. Juanma is just too big and powerful. Juanma already stated he aint going lower than 128-129. Vazquez dont handle pressure well, let alone from a guy like…

Comment by spyvsspy on 11-15-2012

Juanma lost his spark but his power should make up for it...Vasquez's weakness is his inexperience but he has a lion's heart. This fight will be candidate for FOTY...

Comment by lopez36 on 11-15-2012

wonder if he will allow Ramirez to be the third man again.

Comment by Toltec77 on 11-15-2012

[QUOTE=turnedup;12701289]Let's hope his suspension served him as a slice of humble pie..this kids ego was the size of the island of P.R.[/QUOTE] LOL good one.

Comment by bori210 on 11-15-2012

i dont care if juanma is not the same anymore but he still beat vazquez at this point

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