Juanma Stops Penalosa After Nine Rounds of Torture

By Mark Vester

At the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, WBO super bantamweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez (25-0, 23KOs) stopped a game Gerry Penalosa (54-7, 36KOs), the current WBO bantamweight champ, after nine rounds of action.

Penalosa came out being very cautious of Juanma's power. Juanma was leading, trying to get through Penalosa's guard with his hard punches. Juanma began battering him in the second. Penalosa tried to stand his ground and fight toe to toe with Juanma, but ate a lot of hard punches for his trouble.

Juanma continued to keep the fight on the inside in the fourth by unloading to Penalosa's body from different angles. The fifth and sixth rounds were brutal. Juanma was just beating Penalosa up all over the ring. There was a miracle in the seventh and eight rounds. Penalosa continued to stay in the pocket with Juanma, taking a ton of punishment and countering with punches when given a chance.

Penalosa's trainer, Freddie Roach, gave his fighter one more round as the ninth round was about to start. Penalosa continued to take more punishment during the ninth. Before the start of the tenth, Roach told the ref to stop the fight.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by e_boxer on 05-07-2009

they said the stopped it too fast lmao

Comment by JOM'S on 04-29-2009

[QUOTE=MR.PLANAS;5159102] Peñalosa could still compete, he should go back to 118lb, with the arrival of Darchiyan and Montiel there could be some good fights made.[/QUOTE] I agree Gerry has one more big fight in him darch & montiel would be…

Comment by [email protected]@PR on 04-29-2009

[QUOTE=alagad;5168872]Champ Penalosa DID NOT QUIT! The fight was prematurely stopped. Use your eyes in conjunction with your brain! :banghead:[/QUOTE] Well, use you brain in conjuction with your typing

Comment by alagad on 04-29-2009

[QUOTE=Maestro USA;5153034]Penalosa says NO MAS after 9 rounds of torture. Next QUITTER in line... :boxing:[/QUOTE] Champ Penalosa DID NOT QUIT! The fight was prematurely stopped. Use your eyes in conjunction with your brain! :banghead:

Comment by MR.PLANAS on 04-27-2009

First of all I take my hat of to Gerry, that's a fighter, he stood there tried to fight but he was outgunned by a better fighter, any fither would have folded under those bombs. By the way to those…

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