Photos/Weight: Juanma 136.4, Martinez vs Cruz Too
BAYAMÓN, PUERTO RICO – World Boxing Organization (WBO) Featherweight Champion, Juan Manuel “Juanma” López, showed comfortable in the first pre weigh in today for his bout against former world champion Orlando Salido on April 16 at Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum, when he weighed 136.4 pounds, just 10 pounds over the featherweight limit. Photos by Jose Perez/PRBBP
López (30-0, 27 KOs), also a former 122 pound champion, should not weigh more than 144.5 pounds (15% over the 126 division) in this first pre weigh in of the Puerto Rico Boxing Comision for his bout versus Salido (34-11-1, 22 KOs) in a presentation of Top Rank in association with PR Best Boxing Promotions to be televised by Showtime.
“I'm feeling very good, we are working so hard to face Salido. We are focused in this camp for Salido, a good fighter”, López said before starts to sign autographs to the fans in tha Canton Mall of Bayamon.
Meanwhile, former junior lightweight champion Román “Rocky” Martínez (24-1-1, 15 KOs) and unbeaten Luis “El Artesano” Cruz (17-0, 14 KOs) made good weights for their expected clash for the first place in the 130 pound ranking, where reign scotland Ricky Burns.
Martínez weighed in 141.9 pounds, and Cruz 144.7 libras of a 149.5 pound limit.
Lopez is really developing a Hall of Fame resume. I mean, just look at the guy. A title against a guy who is retired right now in Steven Luevano. The great Penalosa who is a future HOFer but who had…Comment by tornillo57 on 03-18-2011
[QUOTE=cotto#1p4p;10253639]Luis Cruz is going to school him in the early rounds and then in the late rounds he'll knock him out. Easy fight for "El Artesano", Rocky has heart and above average pop but not much else in terms of…Comment by fallen9182 on 03-18-2011
damn Lopez doesn't even look like he has any weight to lose. Looks goodComment by Tomasio on 03-18-2011
[B][I]Cruz has shown to have better defense & better boxing skills than Martinez, but Cruz hasn't been tested yet, so this going to be a pretty big test!!! Lets see how he does cause Rocky Martinez ain't NO push over,…Comment by AP♠ on 03-18-2011
[QUOTE=onechance87;10253523]juanma should fight the winner[/QUOTE] winner is getting a shot at burns.theyre superfeathersPost a Comment - View More User Comments (17)