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By Boxing Press May 10th, 2013 All Press Releases
Undefeated WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia will make his first title defense, against former two-division world champion Juan Manuel Lopez, Saturday, June 15, at the American Airlines Center.
Mikey Garcia vs Juan Manuel Lopez will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark, beginning at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT. This will be the first time HBO has televised a boxing event from the American Airlines Center More...
By Boxing Press August 21st, 2010 All Press Releases
Boxing's most highly-anticipated fight of the Fall, the WBO featherweight title fight between two-division world champions Juan Manuel Lopez and Rafael Marquez, scheduled for September 18, at the MGM Grand has been postponed due to a hand injury incurred by Marquez.
Top Rank and Gary Shaw Productions are working with the MGM Grand and Showtime in rescheduling the world title fight within four weeks of the original date. More...
By Alejandro Tostado July 11th, 2010 All Boxing Results
In a thrilling clash tonight for the WBO featherweight title, champion Juan Manuel Lopez had to climb off the canvas to defeat challenger Bernabe Concepcion at Coliseo Jose Miguel Agrelot in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The bout was a slugfest from the start and the massive punching local southpaw soon had Concepcion in dire straits, dropping the Filipino in the very first frame.
But before Lopez could finish off his opponent, Concepcion got in a hail mary that sent the shocked champion to the floor!
Lopez beat the count and in the second, there was no reprieve this time for Concepcion, who was hammered off his feet twice, the second occasion halting the action at 2:37 of the frame. More...
By Alejandro Tostado July 10th, 2010 All Boxing Previews
WBO featherweight ruler Juan Manuel Lopez puts his world title up for grabs this evening against challenger Bernabe Concepcion at San Juan Puerto Rico's Coliseo Jose Miguel Agrelot.
Southpaw Lopez, 28-0 (25), is the heir apparent to Miguel Cotto's domestic superstar status in Puerto Rico as the 27 year old from Caguas has already won seven world title bouts in just over five years as a professional.
The big punching lefty came into his WBO super bantam title challenge against Mexican slugger Daniel Ponce De Leon as the decided underdog in 2008 but left with world honors around his waist after a first round KO victory.
After five successful defenses at 122 pounds, Lopez went up to featherweight where he lifted the WBO crown from highly skilled champion Steven Luevano via a seventh round stoppage in January. More...
By Boxing Press July 9th, 2010 All Press Releases
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WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (28-0, 25 KO’s) weighed in at 125.3 pounds and Filipino challenger Bernabe Concepcion (30-2-1, 17 KOs) measured 125 pounds during Friday’s weigh in at Coliseo de Puerto Rico, in Hato Rey, just outside San Juan, Puerto Rico. More...
By Boxing Press July 8th, 2010 All Press Releases
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Showtime is heading to the Caribbean for a world championship doubleheader this Saturday, live at 9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast, from Hato Rey, just outside San Juan, Puerto Rico. More...
By Richard Eberline January 24th, 2010 All Boxing Results
Perhaps the most exciting boxer in the sport was in action last night at Madison Square Garden's Wamu Theater as Yuriorkis Gamboa defended his WBA featherweight title in thrilling fashion.
The lighting fast Cuban went to work early against sturdy Philadelphia based Tanzanian hard man Rogers Mtagwa, rattling the challenger with blazing left hooks in the first frame, including one that sent Mtagwa down at round's end.
Mtagwa had no answers in the second, absorbing the champion's fury and suffering two more knockdowns before referee Steve Smoger waved it off at 2:35.
"El Ciclon de Guantanamo" Gamboa sees his record to 17-0 (15) while brave but outgunned Mtagwa now stands at 26-14-2 (18). More...
By Boxing Press December 5th, 2009 All Press Releases
World champions Juan Manuel Lopez, Steven Luevano and Yuriorkis Gamboa, and Top-10 contender Rogers Mtagwa will kickoff the new decade in separate world featherweight title fights, Saturday, January 23, in the WaMu Theater in the “Mecca of Boxing,” Madison Square Garden. More...
By Richard Eberline October 10th, 2009 All Boxing Previews
There's a big show tonight at Madison Square Garden in New York as WBA feather champ Yuriorkis Gamboa and WBO super bantam titlist Juan Manuel Lopez put their respective crowns on the line.
Former Cuban defector Gamboa, 15-0 (13), could be the most impressive professional to come out of the boxing-rich island but it's too early to tell yet if this is truly the case.
After only 15 pro bouts, Gamboa has displayed stunning speed and reflexes that have thus far supported his superb punch selection and aggressiveness.
But, with such an emphasis on offense, there are holes in the defense. This has resulted in the Cuban phenom getting decked a few time but "El Ciclon de Guantanamo" has always gotten back up to win.
Last time out, the 27 year old Gamboa won the Interim WBA belt by stopping Jose Rojas in the tenth in April and has since been elevated to full WBA champ. More...
By Boxing Press October 9th, 2009 All Press Releases
Walking through the streets of Manhattan these days you might bump into a Turkish boxing promoter accompanied by two of his Cuban stars who really seem to have a good time in the “Big Appple”.
But although they are laughing a lot, Ahmet Öner, Yuriorkis Gamboa and Odlanier Solis haven’t come to New York just for fun.
This Saturday things will get very serious for Gamboa and Solis when they give their debuts at legendary Madison Square Garden. More...
By Boxing Press October 8th, 2009 All Press Releases
Two title fights take place at New York's Madison Square Garden Saturday, October 10 as WBO junior feather champ Juan Manuel Lopez defends against Rogers Mtagwa and WBA feather titlist Yuriorkis Gamboa puts his belt at risk against Whyber Garcia on "Latin Fury 12: Island Warriors".
Juan Manuel Lopez: He’s a real tough guy and I know he can take a lot of punches. I don’t think it’s going to be an easy fight and I know it is going to be a long fight. More...
By Ginamarie Russo September 2nd, 2009 All Boxing Interviews
WBO super bantamweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez, 26-0 (24), came out to DiBella Entertainment's Broadway Boxing last Wednesday night and generously took the time to speak with SaddoBoxing.
From Caguas, Puerto Rico, the 26 year old southpaw will be defending his belt the fifth time on October 10 at Madison Square Garden, meeting the challenge of Rogers Mtagwa 26-12-2 (18).
SaddoBoxing: You are approaching your fifth title defense in October. How is the preparation going?
Juan Manuel Lopez: I've been training in Puerto Rico. I run at night because the fight usually takes place later on in the evening. And I box midday through the afternoon.
SB: That's the physical aspect; how do you mentally prepare?
JML: Well, to me it is just another day in the office. Training hard keeps me focused. More...
By Boxing Press August 28th, 2009 All Press Releases
Undefeated world champions Juan Manuel Lopez and Yuriorkis Gamboa defend their titles, in separate fights, headlining “Island Warriors: Latin Fury 12,” Saturday, October 10, from the “Mecca of Boxing,” Madison Square Garden.
Lopez will be defending his WBO junior featherweight title against top contender and Tanzania native Rogers Mtagwa while Gamboa will be defending his WBA featherweight belt against Panamanian strongman Whyber Garcia. More...
By Danny Wilson June 28th, 2009 All Boxing Results
The heir apparent to the Puerto Rican boxing throne was in top form last night, headlining a big show at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City as Juan Manuel Lopez kept his WBO super bantam title against opponent Olivier Lontchi.
Lopez was the definite favorite to retain going into the clash as Montreal based Cameroon native Lontchi had yet to rise above his regional status as NABA titlist and was in over his head.
A champion who can punch like Lopez, particularly a southpaw, presents a very difficult entry test onto the world stage and Lontchi wisely chose to stick and move in the early rounds, catching the oncoming champion with jabs before escaping.
But Lopez began to close distance and force the bout to the inside and along the ropes, where his strength advantage was evident. More...
By Richard Eberline June 27th, 2009 All Boxing Previews
Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City sees a WBO super bantam title contest between reigning champ Juan Manuel Lopez and challenger Olivier Lontchi.
Over the last three years, no one has lasted the distance against hammer-fisted Puerto Rican southpaw Lopez, 25-0 (23), who has stopped his last 13 opponents during that time.
And Lopez's resume boasts some pretty respectable names such as Gerry Penalosa, Daniel Ponce de Leon and Hugo Dianzo.
Lontchi, on the other hand, has climbed the rankings behind some good boxing skills and gotten past the likes of Cecilio Santos and Cruz Carbajal but will be at a definite experience disadvantage against Lopez. More...
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