Get warmed up for Mikey Garcia vs Juan Manuel Lopez tonight, here are the top 5 knockouts of Lopez' career. “JuanMa” has a record of 33 Wins (30KO's) and 2 loses.
After losing his title to Orlando Salido, Juan Manuel Lopez has been looking for a new opportunity to prove that he is back in the game. Will he able to accomplish this against a tough fighter like Mikey Garcia?
Juan Manuel Lopez
Juan Manuel Lopez is a Puerto Rican boxer who has a record of 33-2. He will be fighting Mikey Garcia for the WBO featherweight title on Saturday night.
One of Puerto Rico?s favorite boxers is Juan Manuel Lopez who was born on June 30th, 1983. He has a record of 33-2 with 30 of this wins coming by knockout. Let?s take a closer look at Juan Manuel ?Juanma? Lopez.
Juan Manuel Lopez had a very good amateur boxing career as he represented Puerto Rico in the 2002 Central American and Caribbean Games, the 2003 Pan American Games and the 2004 Summer Olympics. He started his pro career in 2005 and won his first nine fights by knockout. His first title came in 2006 when he defeated Jose Alonso to win the WBO Latino Super Bantamweight title.
The first big win in the career of Juan Manuel Lopez came in 2008 when he defeated Daniel Ponce de Leon to win the WBO super bantamweight championship. Lopez won that fight by TKO in the first round. Lopez stayed unbeaten and in 2010 he defeated Steve Luevano to win the WBO featherweight title.
The first defeat in the career of Lopez came in 2011 when he lost his WBO title to Orlando Salida as the fight was stopped in the 8th round. The stoppage of the fight was a surprise as was the loss by Lopez to Salido. The two fought again in 2012 and once again it was Lopez who lost as the fight was stopped in the 10th round. Lopez once again was unhappy that the referee stopped the bout and even went as far to say that the referee only stopped the fight because he bet on Salido.
Lopez came back to defeat Aldimar Silva in 2013 and he also defeated Eugenio Lopez a few months later. The next test for Lopez will be one of the biggest of his career as he will take on unbeaten Mikey Garcia for the WBO featherweight title on Saturday, June 15th in Dallas in a fight that will be televised by HBO.