Photos: Juanma Lopez, Martinez and Oquendo in Shape
BAYAMÓN, PUERTO RICO – Former world champions Juan Manuel “Juanma” López and Román “Rocky” Martínez, and super bantamweight contender Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo are in great shape. All three fighters were in topr form during the first pre-weigh in for their regional titles bouts for the event "Triple Crown III" to be held at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico on October 1st, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) and Top Rank Inc. presentation to be televised on “Pay Per View”.
López (30-1, 27 KOs), former in 122 and 126 pounds World Boxing Organization (WBO) champion, who will fight Mike "Machine Gun" Oliver (25-2, 8 KOs) for the featherweight WBO Latino Title, and weighed 138 pounds of a 144.9 maximum allowed by the Puerto Rican Boxing Commision.
“I'm at a great weight because I'm taking a good diet and my training is so hard at this moment. I'm going to be in great condition for this fight", Lopez said.
Meanwhile, “Rocky” Martínez (24-1-1, 15 KOs), former WBO junior lightweight champion, weighed 142 pounds of a 149.5 maximum. Martinez will return after a year out of the ring when he faces Mexican Ramón Maas (25-1, 15 KOs) for the 130lb WBO Intercontinental Title.
For the the other title bout, “Polvo” Oquendo (21-2, 14 KOs), ranked at #3 at 122lb, will face the WBO's #1 ranked boxer at super bantamweight, Sod Looknongyantoy from Thailand (51-2-1, 21KOs) for the WBO Latino title. Oquendo weighed 136 pounds of a 140.3 maximum.
After the pre-weigh-in, the fighters were training had at the Wilfredo Gomez Arena Gym in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.
Tickets for Triple Crown III are available at Ticketcenter, www.tcpr.com, 1 787 792-5000. Prices are $25, $50, $75, $100, $150 and $300.
[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;11119019]A lot is being made of JuanMa's "new" look. He doesn't smile anymore. I don't know what it means, but, for what it's worth, I think it's just that Lopez wants to be more serious from now on. JuanMa might…Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 09-11-2011
[QUOTE=mellow_mood;11118995]But at the end I would still have a fighter.... Look at Juanma's body language.... He just don't give a f. Uck anymore or he's really doing nothing in the gym... A guy who was always with a smile and…Comment by mellow_mood on 09-11-2011
[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;11118927]You know, if you were a trainer, you'd piss off a lot of P. R. fans. lol I agree with you in spirit. I'm big on protecting a fighter's health. (I thought Cotto's corner should've stopped the fight against Pacquiao…Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 09-11-2011
[QUOTE=mellow_mood;11118832]Correct. Same way WV Jr fight with arce was stopped by his father. He realized that papitoooo wasn't going down but he was obviously taking a beating. He realized that, and opted to do the right thing. But in Juanma's…Comment by mellow_mood on 09-11-2011
On the other hand oquendo, looks strong... It's from my understanding the he changed his training and nutrition program.... We will see... But not in this card because all of them are facing 3 chongos..... F. Uck PRBB ....retire se…Post a Comment - View More User Comments (26)