Fight Pick & Preview - Martinez vs. Garcia:
On November 9, Roman Martinez defends his WBO 130-Pound belt against rising star Mikey Garcia. After failing to make weight in his last bout against Juan Manuel Lopez, Garcia wisely decided to come up to 130.
His first test at this weight is a tough one in Roman Martinez, a titleholder who is a veteran of 7 WBO title bouts. A lot of...
There was a time Juan Manuel Lopez was thought of as the next big star in boxing. This is why I always say never crown someone too early.
Lopez is only 29, but his career as a main event fighter is over. Garcia on the other hand is the hot fighter everyone is talking about.
Garcia should be called out for not making weight (he was supposed to weigh 126 for this featherweight fight...
Mikey Garcia stopped Juan Manuel Lopez in the fourth round Saturday night, leaving the WBO featherweight title vacant after Garcia failed to make weight.
Garcia (32-0) weighed in at 128 pounds Friday, two over the featherweight limit. Lopez weighed in at 125 1/2.
Lopez (33-3) would have regained the title with a win.
Garcia put Lopez on the ground with a strong left-handed blow...
DALLAS -- Some might have thought Mikey Garcia didn't have much to fight for in Saturday night's main event with Juan Manuel Lopez. But that didn't stop the unbeaten Oxnard, California native from sending Lopez packing in short order before a live television audience on HBO.
Garcia (32-0, 27 KOs) was forced to vacate the WBO Featherweight Title at Friday's weigh...
Any hopes that Juan Manuel Lopez would have half a chance Saturday night on HBO because Mikey Garcia struggled and failed to make the featherweight limit got cut down to zero after the very 1st round, the only competitive round of the fight. Garcia ended up stopping Garcia in the 4th round of a one-sided contest that was sad in that young-eating-the-old way.
Garcia vs. JuanMa Weigh-ins:
Featherweights Mikey Garcia and Juan Manuel Lopez clash on Saturday night, in what should be an exciting match between two hard-hitting, talented fighters. The weigh-ins for the Garcia vs. JuanMa clash were held this afternoon, and right here, you'll find the complete weigh-in results with the official fighter weights and analysis as we get ready...
Cuban-born welterweight Damian "Devo" Frias (19-7-1, 10 KOs) will be back in his customary role as a potential spoiler Saturday night in Dallas as he takes on undefeated welterweight prospect Mikael Zewski (19-0, 15 KOs) in an eight-round bout at American Airlines Center. Zewski-Frias is on the Mikey Garcia-Juan Manuel Lopez undercard.
Frias already has one major upset...
Mikey Garcia will put his minor WBO featherweight title on the line against Juan Manuel Lopez on June 15 in Dallas.
The bout at American Airlines Center will be the first for Garcia since taking the crown from Orlando Salido on a unanimous decision in New York in January. Garcia is 31-0 with 26 knockouts.
Both of Lopez's professional losses have been to Salido in the past two...
Via AP on Fox
May 08, 2013
Former WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez says he has no recollection of accusing a referee of betting following his second career loss to Mexican Orlando Salido.
Lopez said at a news conference Tuesday that he did not know what he said or did following the March 10 fight until he saw a video of himself the following day. He said he was embarrassed and asked the people...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2012
Puerto Rico's Professional Boxing Commission has suspended former WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez as it investigates allegations he made against a referee who recently handed Lopez his second defeat.
The commission released a statement Friday saying it will ask Lopez to explain why he should not be sanctioned for accusing referee Roberto Ramirez of betting on the...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2012