Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Photo: Juan Manuel Lopez, Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. - Face To Face

By Miguel Rivera

The kickoff press conference took place to officially announce the grudge match between former world champions Juan Manuel Lopez (34-5, 31 KO's) and Wilfredo 'Papito' Vázquez (24-6-1 and 19 KO's).

Previously it was reported that both boxers agree to face each other on October 1 at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente. The new date has been officially set down for October 8, at the same venue, according to promoter. The bout will reportedly take place at 129 pounds.

The fight is a true grudge match after several years of public verbal battles on the social networks where both fighters took vicious swipes at each other and things got personal on more than one occasion.

Lopez vs Vazquez

Carlos Maldonado, president of Black Tiger Promotions, has stated that Lopez vs. Vazquez Jr. is conditioned upon the requirement that both pass a series of medical tests.

"The commission will tell us what tests are required," Maldonado said.

Lopez, a former super bantamweight king and WBO featherweight world champion, has not fought since September 2014 when he lost by knockout against Argentina's Jesus Marcelo Andres Cuellar in a battle for the interim WBA featherweight title.

Two months earlier he had lost again, also by knockout, this time to current WBC super featherweight champion Francisco Vargas. Juanma is has a 4-5 balance in his last nine fights.

Vazquez, meanwhile, former WBA world champion at 122-pounds, made his last fight in December 2015 and lost a split decision to Rafael Rivera, his second loss in a row. Like Lopez, he's 4-5 in his last nine fights.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jreckoning on 08-11-2016

Do these guys need the money really bad or something?

Comment by MEXfistology on 08-11-2016

[QUOTE=BestPR;16942953]...no disrespect, but I think it was Orlandito del Valle that trained with Nacho...I'm with Papito tambien...[/QUOTE] nah vazquez was in mexico city training with nacho and memo heredia, it didnt go too well for them though

Comment by Daniel_T5 on 08-11-2016

[QUOTE=BestPR;16942953]...no disrespect, but I think it was Orlandito del Valle that trained with Nacho...I'm with Papito tambien...[/QUOTE] thissss! del valle almost forgot about him? what happenned with him?

Comment by BestPR on 08-11-2016

[QUOTE=MEXfistology;16942315]not puerto rican pero, vamos papito vazquez, partele su chingada madre a lopez, tu aprendistes nuevas cosas cuando estabas entrenando en mexico con nacho beristain[/QUOTE] ...no disrespect, but I think it was Orlandito del Valle that trained with Nacho...I'm with…

Comment by G G G on 08-11-2016

WOWOWO!!! Im a huge Juanma fan, I will be going to this live for sure!! WAR JUANMA!! These two hate each other for real, like really bad. Dont be surprised if a shootout breaks out in the arena.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (16)
Top Headlines 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 News: McKenna, Tyrone James, Thomas Essomba, More Micki Nielsen Injury Derails Artur Mann Clash in Hannover Alex Saucedo Wants a Title Shot Soon After Lenny Z Bout Golovkin Signs Up for Advanced VADA Testing, Will Start Soon
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement