Juanma vs Cordoba Looms For April 16 Puerto Rico Bout

By Rey Colon and Jhonny Gonzalez

It's looking more and more likely that undefeated WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez (30-0, 27KOs) will defend his title against former champion Ricardo Cordoba (37-3, 23KOs) on April 16 at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico. American network Showtime is reportedly more favorable to Lopez facing Cordoba. They were not receptive to the previously mentioned opponent, Teon Kennedy (16-0, 7KOs).

Lopez continues to be disconnected from the media in Puerto Rico since November of last year. He went on a tour with promoter Peter Rivera to United States and then to the Philippines, where he attended the 32nd birthday of Manny Pacquiao, and since returning to Puerto Rico the unbeaten champion has stayed away from the local media despite enjoying a high esteem among sports journalists.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by [email protected] on 01-10-2011

[QUOTE=Mr. Fantastic;9933703]Arum and Lopez know they can milk you people for anything. It's the truth!! The same with Chavez the fraud Jr.[/QUOTE] Well atleast we know Jr is a bum, but Juanma is a 2 division champ, and we know…

Comment by Mr. Fantastic on 01-09-2011

[QUOTE=El [email protected]@PR;9933648]This is a joke of a fight, when you have guys like De Leon, Salido, Garcia, hell even Cristobal Cruz. Juanma is just following into the foot steps of all TR fighters. Cotto fighting Mayorga, Pacquiao/Mosley, Gamboa is fighting…

Comment by [email protected] on 01-09-2011

This is a joke of a fight, when you have guys like De Leon, Salido, Garcia, hell even Cristobal Cruz. Juanma is just following into the foot steps of all TR fighters. Cotto fighting Mayorga, Pacquiao/Mosley, Gamboa is fighting some…

Comment by warp1432 on 01-09-2011

I think I'd rather see him fight De Leon in a rematch than this fight.

Comment by FINITO on 01-09-2011

[QUOTE=figzuki;9931026]Why so much hate for Juanma???!!! When he was going to fight Marquez everybody thought that he would loose, and he dominated Marquez... Not sure where the talks are for a Gamboa fight, and since I don't know everything, who…

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