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Vazquez To File Complaint Against Juamna With Delgado

By Rey Colon

A new turn in the Juan Manuel Lopez saga. Nelson Vazquez, president of the Association of Professional Boxing Officials, has announced that his agency shall file a formal complaint with the Professional Boxing Commission of Puerto Rico, headed by Dommys Delgado. Vazquez is demanding an investigation against Juanma for the statements he made on Saturday night on Showtime against referee Roberto Ramirez - where he accused the experienced official of being a gambler. 

"We will file a complaint with the Commission to investigate the statements by Juanma Lopez, which were defamatory and disgusting. Roberto Ramirez is a serious and honest man. The statement were totally frivolous," said Vazquez, a retired police inspector in Puerto Rico.

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."

On Sunday Lopez and his promoter, Peter Rivera, emailed a public apology to the press, but Ramirez rejected the apology . Vazquez is also not satisfied with the apology.

"We are not satisfied. The statements [by Juanma] were made and circulated around the world. All of the boxing fans worldwide are aware of this. They are bad losers and we must put an end to these types of situations," Vazquez said. "It is the second time [Juanma made] unfounded and and frivolous statements, with no evidence, against those distinguished officers of boxing."

In the first Salido fight from last April, Juanma made similar allegations against Ramirez's son, referee Robert Ramirez Jr., who stopped the fight in the eight round.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by trufightfanatic on 03-12-2012

everyone should just leave Juanma alone. He has had a tough 12 months or so and was drunk at the time when he made those horrible remarks. I just hope he's able to bounce back and that the ref does…

Comment by ricky1978 on 03-12-2012

[QUOTE=jsfd26;11880576]They said it's not the first time Juanma has made those type of comments, when/what were the first ones? And Im kinda confused here, the complaint is against Juanma or to investigate the ref?[/QUOTE] Investigation is against Juanma, for the…

Comment by Sweden2716 on 03-12-2012

Lopez should be forever grateful to referee Ramirez for saving his life. If he had not stopped the fight, Lopez would have been seriously injured or worse.

Comment by jtcs1981 on 03-12-2012

[QUOTE=-Kev-;11880642]You got the wrong guy. Dennis Nelson is probably the guy you're talking about. But I agree, those three judges should be investigated.[/QUOTE] Yeah, Nelson Vasquez did like three of the undercards and I confused him.

Comment by flint on 03-12-2012

what needs to be investigated? everybody heard what he said. listen to the interview. he apologized and the ref did'nt accept it. lets move on.

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