By Miguel Rivera
Former super bantamweight/featherweight champion Juan Manuel "Juanma" Lopez (34-3, 31KOs) is evaluating his options after stopping Daniel Ponce De Leon in two rounds this past Saturday in Bayamon.
If Juanma had a choice, he would like to fight former four division champion Jorge Arce (63-7-2, 48KOs) of Mexico. Arce returned to boxing in 2013 and vowed to win another championship. He also called out Juanma in several recent interviews.
Beyond Arce, Juanma would like to have a trilogy fight with Orlando Salido, who handed Juanma two of his three career defeats. Their battles were absolute wars.
"Right now we do not have a clear picture [of the future], but in my opinion my next opponent should be Jorge 'Travieso' Arce. That's what I think, but it is something to discuss with my management team headed by promoter Peter Rivera. If I had to choose right now, I would do the fight with Arce and then a third with Salido. But [the fights] would have to be at 130 pounds," Juanma told Carlos Narvaez.