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Quintana Thinks Suspension May Do Juanma Some Good
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by Jhonny Gonzalez

Former welterweight champion Carlos Quintana of Puerto Rico believes his countryman, Juan Manuel Lopez, may benefit from the recent punishment of a one-year suspension, which the boxer received from the boxing commission of Puerto Rico.

Juanma was punished for calling Puerto Rican referee Robert Ramirez Sr. "a gambler." Following last month's TKO defeat at the hands of Orlando Salido, Juanma took aim at Ramirez during a televised interview. The boxer was unhappy with the referee's decision to stop the fight in the tenth round. Not long after, Juanma publically apologized to the referee and said he agreed with Ramirez's decision to stop the fight.

Because of the televised comments, the boxing commission of Puerto Rico held a hearing, which Juanma attended. The commission issued their punishment earlier this week. Juanma has appealed the one-year suspension. If the appeal fails, he may be able to fight as early as May 2013.

Quintana felt Juanma took some punishment in the loss to Salido and a one-year of inactivity could actually help the former featherweight champion.

"Inactivity has an effect. I am one of those fighters who sometimes spends a lot of idle time between fights, but its not always a bad thing. I will not give my opinion on whether the punishment was fair or not, but I think Juanma could use it to rest. The latest fight [with Salido] was very tough and he received a lot of punishment. Perhaps the rest might suit him to heal [his body], think about his future and then resume his career with more force," Quintana told Les Jiminez.

Tags: Juan Manuel Lopez , Carlos Quintana

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comment by DondiNeverLeft, on 04-07-2012
[QUOTE=Mr. Fantastic]Shane Mosley and Trinidad didn't get suspended for cheating or trying to. Sucks when you compare it to Lopez as well huh Dondi?[/QUOTE] It must really suck to be as ignorant as you and not see it or know it. Comparing Apples and oranges to plums and not knowing the diff...

comment by edgarg, on 04-07-2012
You talk so much about "cudda killed a guy" when you don't believe it yourself. Picture this scenario. That Margarito was using the bandages with the used gauze pads. His opponent went dsown and was found to have died. Which is what you're saying...YES?? The police arrive, and impound all the ...

comment by edgarg, on 04-07-2012
[QUOTE=lopez36]its different margaritos was revoked with a possibility of not getting it back this guy is just suspended[/QUOTE] There was never a possibility of Margarito not getting his licence back. It was revoked for 1 year, after which time he was to re apply. it wasn't revoled indefinitely....

comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO, on 04-07-2012
Agree he needs to train with cotto to learn how to be a boxer puncher n hire diaz

comment by edgarg, on 04-07-2012
[QUOTE=Mr. Fantastic]Shane Mosley and Trinidad didn't get suspended for cheating or trying to. Sucks when you compare it to Lopez as well huh Dondi?[/QUOTE] They didn't get suspended for cheating, because the commission believed mosley when he said that he thought it was a vitamin, and after a l...

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