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Friday, February 1, 2013

Lopez vs Santos: Juanma in a must win situation

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Former two time world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez silently go back to the drawing board for a comeback fight against Brazilian Aldimar Silva Santos (18-3, 9 KOs) at the Ruben Rodriquez Coliseum in Puerto Rico on February 2, 2013. The fight is scheduled for 10 rounds at a weight two pounds over the featherweight limit—at 128.

This will be Lopez’s first appearance after serving almost one year of suspension. He was penalized for a bad comment against the referee in last fight against Orlando Salido in March 2012. This bout is presented by PR Best Boxing Promotion in association with Top Rank.

Lopez (31-2, 28 KOs) lost to a rematch against Salido of what would have been his chance to revive his soaring career. But Salido denied his chance.

Juanmas’s future in professional boxing will be at stake in his comeback fight against Santos. The outcome of this fight will set the direction of his career. A decisive win will boosts his confidence level and will help him forget about his two heart-breaking losses against Salido. Juan Manuel Lopez can’t afford for another loss at this point.

A loss would bury his chance to get back from the place where he left and it will only mean that he is just like another fighter who lace the gloves next door.

(Updated, 03, Feb. 2013) Juan Manuel Lopez 32-2 (KO 29) stopped Aldimar Silva Santos 18-4 (KO 9) in the ninth round.

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