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Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Jayson Velez Finalized For September 30

By Miguel Rivera

The talks are done and a deal has been finalized, as everything has been set for a collision between former world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (35-5, 32 KOs) and former world title challenger Jayson “La Maravilla” Velez (25-4-1, 17 KOs).

The card, billed as - “Live or Die” - will take place at the Coliseo Rafael G. Amalbert in Juncos, Puerto Rico. Universal Promotions and Black Tiger Promotions have come together to stage the card.

"Bustillo and Carlos Maldonado, who I understand is the promoter of Juanma, were recently talking," Velez said to Jose Sanchez. "But he (Lopez) asked for more time. He was celebrating his birthday these days and he has been inactive for a long time. He will be given the time he needs (to prepare)."

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López (35-5, 32 KO's), a two division world champion, snapped a very long layoff last October 29, when he knocked out Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. in the 11th round at the Ruben Rodríguez Coliseum in Bayamón. Afterwards he was suspended for several months for a post-fight brawl with Vazequez's head trainer.

Last Saturday in Mayagüez, Vélez (25-4-1, 17 knockouts) got back in the win department when he beat Giovanni Caro by knockout. Velez was at one time a highly regarded prospect who was trained by Abel Sanchez and showcased on HBO.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pozomuro on 08-10-2017

[QUOTE=pgonzes91;17934080]Winner gets Orlando Cruz[/QUOTE] In bed?:smileysex

Comment by Rikanlynx86 on 08-09-2017

I'm down for this, should be fun :boxing:

Comment by boxfamof5 on 08-09-2017

Two guys from Juncos fighting in Juncos. While these two aren't even a shell of what they were or could be, I believe this fight could be a good one (in the same sense that Vasquez-Lopez was a decent scrap).…

Comment by FinitoxDinamita on 08-09-2017

Lopez is my favorite Rican fighter of past ten years. If he has something left, Velez is going to sleep. Salido 2 made me a huge fan. I remember him trying to change up a bit in the rematch as…

Comment by r1onnie2 on 08-09-2017

LMAO, they need to stop with these top of fights.

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