JuanMa Drops Mino Four Times, Wins Unanimous Decision

By Keith Idec

Juan Manuel Lopez bounced back Saturday night from a technical-knockout loss eight months ago.

The former super bantamweight and featherweight champion beat up Cristian Mino throughout their 10-round fight and won a unanimous decision at Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo in Miami. Puerto Rico’s Lopez (36-6, 32 KOs) knocked down Argentina’s Mino (19-3, 17 KOs) four times – twice in the third round, once in the fourth and once in the sixth.

Mino also had a point deducted for holding in the 10th round.

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His easy victory could lead Lopez to a fight against Yuriorkis Gamboa, if Cuba’s Gamboa beats Miguel Beltran Jr. in the main event Saturday night.

“I don’t know how he absorbed all the punishment,” Lopez said. “I couldn’t knock him out, but it was a good fight. It was uncomfortable because of his style, but I’ve been fighting for a long time and it was an excellent warmup for the Gamboa fight.”

Fellow Puerto Rican Jayson Velez stopped Lopez in the 12th round of his last fight, March 3 in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. Lopez was down by the same score, 108-101, on all three scorecards and bleeding from a cut over his right eye when referee Luis Pabon stopped that fight with barely more than a minute left in it.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pinoy4ever on 11-11-2018

That fight is long overdue

Comment by TheCell8 on 11-11-2018

It's all up to Gamboa and we can finally get the fight we've all been waiting for!

Comment by Bigchip on 11-11-2018

If Gamboa wins it will be a fight that should’ve been made in 2009. They delayed it as Rogers Mtagwa had the night of his life. Then each guy eventually got stopped and it was never made. Oddly, sometimes when…

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