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History Repeats Itself For Juan Manuel Lopez Vs. Daniel Ponce De Leon (But With Some Help)

"He's just got your number." We hear that phrase when one opponent dominates another and there is no good explanation for it. Juan Manuel Lopez (34-3, 31 KOs) seems to have Daniel Ponce De Leon's number, even if he got a bit of help Saturday evening on Showtime Extreme in a junior lightweight rematch. In my preview, I saw this as a fight that I didn't want...
Via The Queensbury Rules
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mikey Garcia KO of Juan Manuel Lopez (Video)

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...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Garcia drops Lopez in 4th round

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...
Via Fox Sports
June 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Garcia impressive in AAC main event

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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Mikey Garcia Stops A Shadow Of Juan Manuel Lopez, Terence Crawford Shows He's The Real Deal

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. MIKEY GARCIA-JUAN...
Via The Queensbury Rules
June 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Mikey Garcia vs. Juan Manuel Lopez weigh-in results & photos

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...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Damian Frias looking to upset Mikael Zewski on Garcia-Lopez undercard

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...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Lopez loses boxing license for 1 year

Puerto Rico's Professional Boxing Commission has suspended the license of former WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez for one year for criticizing a referee after his March 10 loss to Mexico's Orlando Salido. Lopez was also ordered Tuesday to pay a $10,000 fine and provide 100 hours of community service. Lopez previously said a suspension would force him into early...
Via AP on Fox
April 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Juan Manuel Lopez apologizes for ref comments

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  |  Discuss

Puerto Rico officials suspend Lopez

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  |  Discuss
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