By Jhonny Gonzalez
WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez (30-0, 27KOs) is ready for the challenge of WBA/IBF champ Yuriorkis Gamboa (19-0, 15KOs). Their promoter, Top Rank, is still building a potential fight between the two boxers. They might possibly fight each other in the fall. Lopez will face former champion Orlando Salido on April 16 in Puerto Rico. Gamboa will go up against WBA interim-super featherweight champion Jorge Solis on March 26. If Lopez and Gamboa win, they will likely return in the summer against separate opponents and then it's possible they will meet each other in the fall.
"On the day that we fight, I have no doubt that the first four rounds are going to be tough. He's a good fighter and you have to respect him and he's so quick. But, a lot of people says that I tire after five rounds, but he gets more tired. He runs and doesn't know how to exchange punches," Juanma told Jose Gordian.