Juanma: The Fight With Gamboa Will Have To Be at 130

By Ryan Burton

WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez appeared on PR Best Boxing's new series "A Puno Limpio" which is broadcast by Puerto Rican tv station WAPA. The main event resulted in a unanimous decision victory for Juan Mercedes over David Quijano in their super flyweight clash.

Between fights the announcers asked Lopez when did he think he would face WBA champion Yuriorkis Gamboa in a showdown. Lopez said, "The fight with Gamboa will happen in June of 2012 in New York."

By mentioning June Lopez thinks the fight will take place on the eve of the Puerto Rican Day parade in New York. That is a date that fellow Boricua Miguel Cotto has fought on many times in recent years and has drawn big crowds. Lopez also went on to say that the fight would take place in the super featherweight division.

"We will fight at 130 pounds. The rematch with (Rafael) Marquez will be my last fight at 126."

There have been talks of Lopez facing Marquez in July in a rematch of one of 2010's fight of the year candidates. 

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 04-03-2011

[QUOTE=-Kev-;10325028]It's only 4 lbs...He's not moving up to 160.[/QUOTE] I'm not saying this applies to Gamboa, in this particular case (I'm not saying it doesn't, either), but every fighter has an optimum weight. Four pounds is nothing, in and of…

Comment by -Kev- on 04-03-2011

[QUOTE=Syd Barrett;10321377]at 130lbs...Juanma wins. Gamboa would be slow on that weight.[/QUOTE] It's only 4 lbs...He's not moving up to 160.

Comment by Stanly Ketchel on 04-03-2011

We know juanmarica, it has to be at130, and dont forget the money has to be right and then it has to be in puerto rico and has to have your size ring, and gloves and and and and and…

Comment by bojangles1987 on 04-03-2011

[QUOTE=ThePhantom5;10317931]I really don't want to see Lopez fight Marquez again. Complete waste of time. IMO.[/QUOTE] It really is. The first fight was only interesting because Lopez threw caution to the wind. I really wish Lopez and Gamboa could just get…

Comment by Cubanborn87 on 04-03-2011

[QUOTE=Syd Barrett;10321377]at 130lbs...Juanma wins. Gamboa would be slow on that weight.[/QUOTE] gamboa has fought at that weight a few times in the beggining of his career, i dont think is going to make a big difference maybe just a small…

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