Juan Manuel Lopez Already Planning Post-Fight Career

By Ryan Burton

Former two-division champion Juan Manuel Lopez (32-2, 29KOs) is looking to return to the ring this spring, possibly on the undercard of the Nonito Donaire-Guillermo Rigondeaux unification clash on April 13th at Radio City Music Hall.

After the tune-up fight he hopes to get a shot at a world title.  The Puerto Rican feels that if he captures a world title, a showdown against Yuriorkis Gamboa can become a mega-fight again. 

"I think it depends on me (whether the fight will become possible). If I can become a world champion again then I think the fight can happen but I've heard he might go to 140 to fight Tim Bradley," Lopez stated.

Juanma has recently appeared on recent episodes of UniMas' boxing series, Solo Boxeo. He said that he is grateful for the opportunity and would like to do more commentary when he hangs up his gloves.  Juanma suffered his two career losses over the span of his last four fights and said that he is re-dedicated to the sport. 
"That is definitely something we are interested in. We are getting the opportunity from Solo Boxeo. I am also manager of three fighters too so I have a lot of stuff going on."

"It is a little different now. I appreciate it more and I am more dedicated. Before (the losses to Orlando Salido)  I thought I was invincible," Lopez told

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dr Rumack on 02-17-2013

I hear he wants to be a regulator for the gambling industry.

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 02-17-2013

The eyes of Juanma have been open hopefully he stays humble

Comment by PACnPBFsuck on 02-17-2013

One thing for sure, his woman is fine.

Comment by DondiNeverLeft on 02-17-2013

[QUOTE=Hiei;13047991]I just hope Salido's Leftovers doesn't blame that ref when he fails at his post fight career too[/QUOTE] Troll on the loose!:drive:

Comment by FloydTBE on 02-17-2013

best of luck to him

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