Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Photos: Juanma, Now Blonde, Face To Face With Vazquez' Trainer

By Miguel Rivera

The pre-fight promotion continues to play out for the anticipated Puerto Rican grudge match.

As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, an exhibition fight between former two-division champion Juan Manuel 'Juanma' Lopez (35-5, 32 KOs) and Albert "El Entrenadorcito" Rivera, trainer of Wilfredo 'Papito' Vazquez Jr., is scheduled for March 31 at the Rubén Rodríguez Coliseum in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.

juanma-albert (4)_1

The two two fighters are going all over Puerto Rico, meeting with school kids and sending students a message of  "put on the gloves and put down the guns."

Last October, a media frenzy was created from the aftermath of the wild scene which took place during the post-fight at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

juanma-albert (5)_1

That night, a Puerto Rican grudge match that was years in the making had finally taken place, when Juanma and Vazquez Jr. snapped their respective retirements to fight each other.

juanma-albert (3)_1

In what was a close fight - in the ring and on the official scorecards - Juanma exploded in the eleventh round by dropping and then stopped Vasquez Jr. for the satisfying win.

juanma-albert (2)_1

Right after the conclusion of that fight, Juanma over to Vazquez's corner and began trading punches with Vazquez's trainer, Rivera. The two men had exchanged several hard punches before they were separated. The videos of the incident went viral and generated millions of views all over the world.

Afterwards, both men were fined and suffered suspensions from the Puerto Rico Boxing Commission.

There was still some bad blood remaining, because both of them claimed victory in their brief but dramatic post-fight brawl.

juanma-albert (1)_1

Now they will settle their dispute in the ring. Because of their suspensions and Rivera's status as a trainer - the two of them will collide in an "exhibition" match with all of the proceeds going to charity. 

The event will include many other exhibition fights where high profile former world champions, Olympians and many others will face well known artists and celebrities. There will also be live music and other forms of family entertainment.

The show will be called "Use Gloves, Not Guns."

Tickets are already on sale and are available at fangig.com and gustazos.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by FinitoxDinamita on 03-20-2017

I hope juanma teaches him a lesson.

Comment by Teetotaler on 03-20-2017

This be the first time an exhibition match wins foty

Comment by killakali on 03-20-2017

[QUOTE=Golden Boi 360;17525017]Juanma looking like that African soccer player with the crazy haircuts[/QUOTE] the Rican baseball team all dyed their hair blonde and they keep winning in the WBC. So a lot of fans including Juanma have done it too

Comment by Johnny_Roa on 03-20-2017

Salido fcked him up in many ways

Comment by bluepete on 03-20-2017

Great idea. I'd like to see a rematch with Rock Newman and Elijah Tillery next.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (9)
Top Headlines Photos: Jermell Charlo Grinds in Camp For Erickson Lubin Photos: Wlodarczyk Putting in Hard Work For Murat Gassiev Liam Smith: When Williams Feels He's Come Unstuck - He'll Quit! Joseph Parker's Coach: Anthony Joshua's Style is Perfect For Us! Sandor Martin Promises To Take Down Anthony Yigit Golovkin's Promoter: Mayweather Knew What GGG Does To Him Tommy Langford Vows To Bounce Back From First Career Defeat Mayweather, Klitschko, Ward, Jones Create 2022 HOF Debate Rigondeaux's Coach: Now Lomachenko Can Prove His True Worth! Beterbiev vs. Koelling: Vacant IBF Title Likely To Be at Stake Video: Jim Lampley Talks Canelo-Golovkin, Andre Ward, More Video: Roy Jones Jr. Discusses The Retirement of Andre Ward Linares: The Draw Was Best Decision For Canelo vs. Golovkin Joseph Parker May Defend in Japan, Against Kyotaro Fujimoto? Campbell Reveals His Father Passed in Lead-Up To Linares Bout Daniel Jacobs Clarifies Role of Al Haymon in Eddie Hearn Union Nico Hernandez, Tramaine Williams, Zhilei Zhang Get Big Wins Parker: I Can Bring Out The Weaknesses in Anthony Joshua! Jack Culcay To Make U.S. Debut on Gassiev vs. Wlodarczyk Fury Camp Believe 'Dark Forces' Are Root Cause of Parker Scores Wilberth Lopez Shocks Jose Roman, Ends His Win Streak Frampton: Frank Warren Deal is Best Chance To Get Massive Fights Rakhim Chakhkiev, 34, Announces Retirement From Boxing Photos: Yunier Dorticos Crushes Dmitry Kudryashov in Two Photos: Jorge Linares Drops, Beats a Very Game Luke Campbell Hearn Reveals Big Plans For U.S. Market, Being a Force on HBO HBO's Lampley Explains: Golovkin is Slipping, He's Deteriorating Photos: Joseph Parker Retains, Majority Nod Over Hughie Fury Jorge Linares: I Would Like To Fight Mikey Garcia Next! Kautondokwa Ready To Send Saunders To Sleep in December Video: Eddie Hearn on Signing Daniel Jacobs, Expanding To U.S. Luke Campbell: I Outclassed Linares, I Landed The Clean Shots! Golden Boy Prez: Canelo-GGG II in Talks, Could Happen in May Video: Daniel Jacobs Discusses HBO Deal, Canelo-Golovkin Daniel Jacobs vs. Luis Arias, Jarrell Miller vs. TBA on November 11 Dorticos: Once I Landed, I Knew it Was Over - I Want Gassiev! Jorge Linares Drops Luke Campbell, Wins Split Decision Dorticos Smashes Kudryashov With Brutal KO in Two Rounds Jorge Linares vs. Luke Campbell - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Daniel Jacobs: I'm Truly Excited To Join HBO and Matchroom!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement