Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Miguel Cotto, Ivan Calderon Wants Juanma To Think About Future

By Miguel Rivera

Former world champions Miguel Angel Cotto and IvAn Calderon have advised their countryman, veteran boxer Juan Manuel "Juanma" Lopez, to consider his future and all of his possible options before making a final decision to continue fighting.

Lopez (35-6, 32 KO's) said Monday, two days after his knockout loss to Jayson "La Maravilla" Velez (26-4-1, 18 KO's), that he would continue "fighting tirelessly to do what he loves."

Juanma has been knocked out three times in his last four fights and he's suffered knockout losses in other bouts. He doesn't appear to have any punch resistance left.

juanma-velez (5)

Last year Cotto ended a 17 year career, after winning six world titles and four in different divisions. He finished a record of 41-6 and 33 KO's.

"We all have own our destiny," Cotto to Jose Bartolomei.

"Juanma has to sit by himself. Put everything on the table and see what suits him. He has to analyze what will become of himself in the future, and then decide whether to continues or not. After the loss against Jayson, my advice would be that he can devote himself to doing other things in boxing. Like the gym for example. That 'main focus' - he can relegate it in other facets."

Lopez suffered his sixth setback as a pro, all by way of knockout, when Velez stopped him.

"If it were for me, I would say it's time to dedicate himself to family and children," said Calderón.

"I respect his decision. But you should avoid unnecessary punches and punishments. I congratulate him for the great job he did from round one, until 12. But I think it is time to dedicate to the family. "

Similar to Lopez (Athens 2004), Cotto and Calderón were also Olympic boxers (Sidney 2000).

"I respect his decision," repeated Calderón, who made 18 full defenses during his brilliant career in which he finished with a record of 35-3-1 and 6 KO's.

"He has the knowledge. He can be a coach. He should analyze his fight against Vélez. When a boxer retires it's usually because another fighter retires him, it is difficult. He has to take that step."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by goldenbear on 03-08-2018

I think we all pretty much know when it's time to hang it up for boxers. We have to do a better job protecting fighters from themselves. Either revoke boxing license, limit number of fights per year or number of…

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 03-08-2018

I like Juanma ALOT He's been done since the Siri fight though

Comment by TheCell8 on 03-08-2018

It's easy to say, but the reality is that JuanMa probably needs the money.

Comment by Letmaku on 03-08-2018

juanma lopez should not be involved in boxing anymore

Comment by Don Pichardo on 03-08-2018

I knew that fool would get k’d The buck out.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (6)
Top Headlines Joseph Diaz Will Return Even Stronger, Says Manager Denis Shafikov vs. Hector Suarez Tops Hollywood Fight Nights Roman Gonzalez Eyes United States Return in September Whyte-Pulev: Surprise Bidder Beats Hearn, Sauerland For Rights Photos: Wilder, Sulaiman, Lewis, Stallone Hit The White House Jeff Horn Involved in Car Accident, No Injuries Suffered Donald Trump Issues Rare Posthumous Pardon To Jack Johnson Jermall Charlo: Me & My Brother Open to Hearing Hearn's Offers UK News: Phil Sutcliffe, Sean McComb Debut, More Christina Hammer Talks Training Camp For Showtime Defense Hearn Confirms July Return for Brook; Date, Opponent & Site TBA Photos: Naoya Inoue, Jamie McDonnell - Ready For War in Japan Robert Easter Adds Cunningham To His Team For Garcia Bout Jose Ramirez's Adviser Explains Why Freddie Roach Was Replaced Arum Ready To Make Deal: Stevenson Must Fight Gvozdyk Next McDonnell: When I Beat Inoue, Everyone in World Will Know Me Hekkie Budler's Trainer Breaks Down The Big Upset in Japan Everton Lopes, Two-Time Olympian, Decides To Retire Is David Haye About To Retire From Boxing? Horn's Trainer: We Can't Afford To Let Crawford Land Big Shots Luis Ortiz Coach Expects Wilder Rematch, Feels Joshua Will Delay Jousce Gonzalez, Aaron McKenna Win Bouts on Charity Card Jamie McDonnell-Naoya Inoue: Stats & Stakes Luis Ortiz Trainer: Dillian Whyte is Nothing Special, He Won't Win Photos: David Lemieux, Karim Achour - Go Face To Face Lomachenko Gives Up WBO 130 Title, Remains at Lightweight Photos: Jerwin Ancajas, Kal Yafai, Jonas Sultan - Open Workouts Broner Blasts Hearn's Three-Fight, $6.75M Offer as 'Slave Deal' Oscar Valdez's Manager Gives Status on Injury, Ring Return Dejan Zlaticanin Back on June 21, Broadway Boxing in Astoria Hearn Provides Update on Joshua vs. Wilder Negotiations Photos: Lucas Matthysse Putting in Work For Pacquiao Fight Photos: Naoya Inoue vs. Jamie McDonnell - Final Presser ESPN, UFC Announce and Outline Huge Multi-Year Deal PBC With 3 Hour Memorial Day Weekend Show David Lemieux Wants To Make a Statement in Achour Fight Ivan Dychko vs. Mike Marrone on June 16 in St. Petersburg Lucas Matthysse: I Expect The Same Manny Pacquiao as Always Antonio Tarver Aims To Prove Worth, Win Heavyweight Title Josh Warrington: Lee Selby Refused To See Me After The Fight
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement