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Miguel Cotto: Juanma Did Not Have To Open His Mouth

By Jhonny Gonzalez

WBA 154-pound champion Miguel Cotto recently discussed the controversy which fell on the shoulders of his popular countryman, Juan Manuel Lopez. Two weeks ago, Juanma was hit with a one-year suspension by the Puerto Rico Boxing Commission. The PRBC punished him for the post-fight comments about referee Roberto Ramirez Sr. - which Juanma made after last month's ten round TKO loss to Orlando Salido.

"I believe that accusing [a referee] with the calibre of Ramírez Sr., who is a [respected] person in boxing, of being a gambler, is a big mistake. If [Juanma] had the [nerve] to say something like that, then he must also face the consequences," said Cotto to Carlos Gonzalez.

“It is not my position to say whether the [punishment] from the Boxing Commission is too much or too small. They had a person study the case and [they] determined what the [punishment] should be."

Cotto later said that Juanma "opened his mouth when he didn't have to open it. A good athlete has to demonstrate maturity after a defeat."

Like other Puerto Rican boxers have stated in recent interviews, Cotto has advised Juanma to use the one-year suspension to reflect back on his career and to fix any of the mistakes which led to his TKO defeats to Salido.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mr. Fantastic on 04-11-2012

[QUOTE=PRking718;11990683]Juanma just seems to have become a tragic figure now. He will certainly not be able to regain the glory he once attained for beating DeLeon. He was a star in the making who, based on the weight situation and…

Comment by PRking718 on 04-11-2012

Juanma just seems to have become a tragic figure now. He will certainly not be able to regain the glory he once attained for beating DeLeon. He was a star in the making who, based on the weight situation and…

Comment by JoelRa79 on 04-10-2012

He was suspended by the WBO and the PR athletic commission, he can still fight but outside PR and under other organizations. Add to that the 90 day medical suspension. Knowing the punk he is and how irresponsible he is…

Comment by heat27 on 04-10-2012

one year ban is way to long

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 04-10-2012

Juanma needs to stop The crap n join cotto camp he needs to work with a New team

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