Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Pedro Diaz Willing To Join The Corner of Juanma

By Miguel Rivera

As reported a few days ago, former two division champion Juan Manuel "Juanma" Lopez (33-3, 30KOs) confirmed that he is currently considering the possibility of hiring Cuban coach Pedro Diaz, who previously trained Juanma's countryman Miguel Cotto, and currently trains Guillermo Rigondeaux and Odlanier Solis. Juanma and Diaz have been discussing the details and their talks are ongoing. Juanma wants to return later this year or in early 2014.

"My philosophy is simple: every athlete requires discipline, dedication and desire. If you don't have those three things, then you do not talk to me," Diaz told Carlos Gonzalez.

"Juanma and Orlando Peñeiro, his manager, said they wanted to talk to me about working with them. I have my gym in Miami, Florida, and it would be nice to sit down to hear their plans. Juanma is a great competitor and he still has something to give. I think we can agree there is always a possibility [of coming together]. I'm not really looking for boxers because I have a job, but if they want to talk to me - I am willing to listen. Based on the proposal, I would be hired in addition to Alex Caraballo, who is still the coach of Juanma and I respect that."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 09-26-2013

Pedro says he requires three things, "discipline, dedication and desire," or "don't even bother talking" to him. So why's he still training Solis? lol

Comment by mike gonzalez on 09-26-2013

If you don't know defense, you will not win, you will just become a punching bag. Wear and tear = retirement, or you will risk brain damage even some more.

Comment by DannYankee on 09-25-2013

Do your best Mr Diaz nothing short of a Miracle would bring Juanma back from the zombie land. If you ask me it's too little too late.

Comment by chubano on 09-25-2013

Juanma needs like year with Diaz, to change the old habits take time. First juanma needs to learn how to move, how to work he three distances and get a sound defence, all these take time. :boxing:

Comment by Southpawology on 09-25-2013

[QUOTE=oc9979;13781200]What's the point of bringing Pedro Diaz if you still going to have the same crappy trainer(Alex Caraballo) in your corner.[/QUOTE] yeah thats dumb so he wouldnt even be the head trainer he would just be like an assistant trainer

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (7)
Top Headlines Ryan Burnett-Zhanat Zhakiyanov: Post-Unification Report Card Hearn Explains Why Joshua-Whyte II Was Not Possible for 10/28 Buster Douglas: Canelo Did Not Beat The 'Champ' - Created Draw Chantelle Cameron Fights For Belt on Josh Taylor vs. Vazquez Bill Anthony Joshua's Muscle Not Limited To In-Ring Success Alberto Melian, Two-Time Olympian, Inks With Sampson Boxing Saunders Predicts Massacre: Lemieux Will Beg Me To End It! Valera: I'll School Sullivan Barrera, Then I Want Sergey Kovalev Lemieux: I'll Chase Saunders, Go Toe To Toe, I'll Take That Title! Antonio Moran vs. Salvador Briseno Tops Telemundo Card Joshua Vows That He Won't Go Broke Like Tyson, Bowe, Holyfield Photos: Billy Joe Saunders, David Lemieux - Tense Face To Face Terry Flanagan: Jorge Linares Deal 'All But Done' Nico Hernandez Back on December 2 at Hartman Arena Amir Khan: I Have Something Mayweather Has Not Faced - Speed! Berchelt With Right Hand Issue, Pulled From Salido Fight Callum Johnson Out Of Buglioni Clash, Replaced By Craig Richards Arum Plans Big Year For Murata - Eyes Golovkin, Canelo as Foes Hasim Rahman Jr. Slated to Fight Nov. 4th after Durham Fiasco Saunders Tells David Lemieux: "I'll Put You Out Like A Candle!" Leo Santa Cruz, Abner Mares Ordered To Reach Deal By Nov. 6 Dillian Whyte: Takam is Too Small, Easy Fight For Anthony Joshua Julian Williams vs. Ishe Smith Set For November 18 in Las Vegas Jeff Horn's Promoter Nearly Fell Asleep Watching 'Boring' Skeete Anthony Yigit vs. Joe Hughes For Euro Belt on December 2 Kal Yafai Aims To Make Statement, Land on Next Superfly Card Weekend Review: Murata, Machado, Gassiev, Burnett, More Stiverne: Wilder is Scared of Me, I Ate His Punches Like Breakfast! Sanchez: Canelo Facing GGG’s Leftovers Would Be Sad For Boxing Hearn on Burnett's Options: Butler, Tete, McDonnell-Solis Winner Lucian Bute Mulling Over Decision - Ring Return or Retirement Corcoran: Pacquiao Did Not Do Enough, Horn Deserved To Win Helenius: I'll Knock Dillian Whyte Out, He Will Never Reach Wilder! Pacquiao Has Bad News - Horn Rematch Secured By Brisbane Photos: Jeff Horn, Gary Corcoran - Go Face To Face in Brisbane Adonis Stevenson-Eleider Alvarez May Land on January 26 or 27 Povetkin vs. Hammer Close To Done, To Be WBO Eliminator? Murat Gassiev May Be Abel Sanchez's Latest Masterpiece Team Horn Warn Thurman: Shut Mouth or Suffer Pacquiao's Fate! Dmitry Bivol Salivates Over Expected Gassiev vs. Dorticos Clash
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement