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 Last update:  3/11/2012       Read more by Boxing Clever         
   
Referee Ramirez Firmly Rejects Juanma's Public Apology
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In an earlier news report on BoxingScene.com, former champion Juan Manuel Lopez issued a public apology to referee Roberto Ramirez. After Lopez was stopped in the tenth round of Saturday's rematch with WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido, which took place in San Juan - Lopez called Ramirez "a gambler" and claimed the referee had a "gambling problem."

Juan Manuel "Juanma" Lopez - "For my part I apologize to Roberto [Ramirez] for comments I had made after the fight with Salido. Roberto is one of the best referees in the world, he did a great job, and I appreciate that I was protected because I was definitely hurt. Everyone knows how much I trained for this fight, all of the sacrifices that I made, because I wanted to give a big win to Puerto Rico and perhaps the frustration of failing in my country [caused the comments], and again I want to praise Roberto for his work."

Speaking to Luis Santiago, Ramirez rejected Juanma's apology.

Roberto Ramirez - "Excuses only satisfy those who say them. I heard the words of 'Juanma' [after the fight] and the arrogance with which he massacred my honesty... I have already [been involved in] 184 world title fights and this is the first time a person puts into question my honesty and my integrity," added the experienced boxing official. "I'm very upset...but to say that I gamble is attacking my integrity and my family."

Tags: Juan Manuel Lopez , Orlando Salido , Lopez-Salido , Lopez vs Salido



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comment by The Big Dunn, on 03-12-2012
The ref should ignore the apology and then beat this crybaby's ass. I'm glad Juanma got his ass beat and I think he is vastly overarted. But I never expected him to pull this crap. I was actually embarassed for him. This guy is a fcuking loser and I hope HBO and SHowtime don't put him on anymore.

comment by newcastleking, on 03-12-2012
Im telling you guys, Salido gave Lopez brain damage. ****in guy is out of his mind. Hes ruined.

comment by New England, on 03-12-2012
[QUOTE=markfrombrookly]The Ref should sue his ass. That's what I would do if I was in his shoes.[/QUOTE] to be fair to juanma he took hundreds of power punches to the head (most of them pinpoint on his chin,) before getting knocked the hell out. he stood back up at the end of the fight and hi...

comment by sagrevleyos, on 03-12-2012
Ramirez is going to Sue 4 some bucks this fricking sore loser.....

comment by mrjoeblive, on 03-12-2012
[QUOTE=richardt]No, the ref should NOT move on! That is like JuanMa taking a seldgehammer to the Ref's car and then thinking an apology is all that it takes. WRONG! There has to be damage compensation. That Ref would have gladly handed JuanMa the sledghammer over having his reputation damaged ins...

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