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Cordoba Starts Training, Eyes Juanma Shot on April 16

By Jhonny Gonzalez

According to reports in Panama, Ricardo 'Maestrito' Córdoba (37-3, 23KOs) has returned to gym to begin training after being named as one of the possible opponents for WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel "Juanma" Lopez on April 16 in Puerto Rico. Juanma's co-promoter Peter Rivera of PR Best Boxing, named Cordoba, and four others, as being in the running to face Juanma in April. Cordoba lost his last bout by split decision to Guillermo Rigondeaux in November. Cordoba is waiting for the okay to move the remainder of his training camp to Florida in the United States.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Iceta Lives on 01-06-2011

Lopez is a dud. He seems exciting to some people, but wait until he fights somebody his own age and own size with good skills and we'll see him run like the rest of the overrated blow torchers do.

Comment by Kannabis Kid on 01-06-2011

Out of all 5 Salido would be the best bet, it would be like Gamboa vs Mtawga. JuanMa probably KO him by vicious elbow in the later rounds and then it would make for a more entertaining bout with Yuriorkis

Comment by Tomasio on 01-06-2011

[QUOTE=RSBonos;9914998]Cordoba would be a very underwhelming opponent. Who are the other 3 names?[/QUOTE] [B][I]Well the news here in Puerto Rico is that there are 5 candidates!! Not 3.. 1-> is Teon Kennedy who is unknown & fights & is ranked…

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 01-06-2011

rather have lopez fight cordoba then that other guy that they named

Comment by RSBonos on 01-06-2011

Cordoba would be a very underwhelming opponent. Who are the other 3 names?

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