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DANNY GARCIA DEFEATS MAURICIO HERRERA, REMAINS UNIFIED SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION

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Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (28-0, 16 KOs) defeated Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (20-4, 7 KOs) via a majority decision to remain undefeated on Saturday night in front of a sold-out crowd at Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®. Garcia established himself in the first round, landing the bigger punches against Herrera. ... Read More »

Weights from Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Danny Garcia 139 3/4 – Mauricio Herrera 139 1/4 (WBA/WBC Super Lightweight title) Deontay Wilder 227 – Malik Scott 238 Juan Manuel Lopez 129 – Daniel Ponce De Leon 128 3/4 Read More »

ALL-STAR LINEUP HEADING TO PUERTO RICO ON SATURDAY, MARCH 15 AT COLISEO RUBEN RODRIGUEZ IN BAYAMON LIVE

LOS ANGELES (March 12, 2014) – As Puerto Rico prepares for a stellar SHOWTIME® doubleheader featuring Danny “Swift” Garcia’s unified super lightweight world title defense against Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera and the heavyweight clash between unbeaten Deontay Wilder and Malik Scott, fans at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon can get ready for even more explosive action as the undercard ... Read More »

JUAN MANUEL LOPEZ, DANIEL PONCE DE LEON PUT THEIR CAREERS ON THE LINE IN SATURDAY’S FEATURED BOUT ON SHO EXTREME®

NEW YORK (March 12, 2014) – SHOWTIME BOXING on SHO EXTREME® provides viewers across the country an opportunity to watch live undercard fights they would not otherwise be able to see. For the boxers, it provides oft-needed, national exposure. Since the series began in February 2012, it has been a proverbial mixed bag of boxing match ups on SHO EXTREME, ... Read More »

DANNY GARCIA VS. MAURICIO HERRERA FIGHTERS’ TRAINING CAMP UPDATE

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BAYAMON, P.R. (March 3, 2014) – Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny “Swift” Garcia, Top Lightweight Contender Mauricio Herrera, WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder, heavyweight contender Malik “King” Scott, , WBO International Junior Lightweight Champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez and Former WBC Featherweight World Champion Daniel Ponce De Leon are deep in training camp for ... Read More »

Garcia, Lopez, Bearden and resilience

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DALLAS – Thirty five miles due west of American Airlines Arena, where Oxnard’s Mikey Garcia unpicked Puerto Rican Juan Manuel Lopez Saturday, there is a bold and colorful exhibition of 20th century American artist Romare Bearden’s work. It is called “A Black Odyssey.” Its collages and cut-paper works are vibrant depictions of acts that were necessarily intimate, vile and lunatic, ... Read More »

Garcia takes care of JuanMa in four

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Mikey Garcia scored a fourth round stoppage over former 122 lb champion Juan Manuel Lopez in a Featherweight fight at the American Airlines in Dallas, Texas. Garcia lost his Featherweight title on Friday when he checked in two pounds over the Featherweight limit and had to pay Lopez a reported $150,000 for the fight to commence. Lopez was eligible to ... Read More »

Un-cancelled: Garcia misses weight, Lopez does not

DALLAS – Once considered a model young professional, the quintessence of what a proper boxing pedigree could produce, California featherweight Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia appeared to be another thing entirely at the weigh-in for his Saturday fight with Puerto Rican Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez. Garcia lost his world title on the scale, the least-professional place to lose it. At American ... Read More »

MIKEY GARCIA vs. JUAN MANUEL LOPEZ WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY, JUNE 15 – LIVE ON HBO® AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER® IN DALLAS

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DALLAS (May 9, 2013) — Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight champion MIKEY GARCIA will make his first title defense, against former two-division world champion JUAN MANUEL “Juanma” LOPEZ, Saturday, June 15, at the American Airlines Center (2500 Victory Ave., Dallas, TX 75219). The fight will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark, beginning at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT. This ... Read More »

Mikey Garcia to defend Featherweight crown against Juanma Lopez in Dallas

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Featherweight champion Mikey Garcia will defend his crown against former world champion Juan Manuel Lopez on June 15th in Dallas, Texas “Any way you look at it, it’s a great matchup — experience [Lopez] versus youth [Garcia], righty [Garcia] versus lefty [Lopez] and Mexican [Garcia] versus Puerto Rican [Lopez],” said Top Rank’s Carl Moretti. ... Read More »

Juanma to take on Santos on February 2nd

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Former two division world champion Juan Manuel Lopez will take on Aldimar Silva Santos of Brazil on February 2nd in Puerto Rico according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. “This will be a good return fight for JuanMa after his biggest absence from the ring,” promoter Peter Rivera of PR Best Boxing Promotions said. “We are going to see how JuanMa ... Read More »

Juan Manuel Lopez to return February 2nd in Puerto Rico

Former world champion Juan Manuel Lopez will return to the ring against an opponent to be named on February 2nd in Puerto Rico according to Dan Rafael of espn.com “I’ve been training since August and I feel in good shape for my comeback,” Lopez said. “I will fight in another division, but the featherweights should know that I’m not out ... Read More »

Salido-Lopez II: Only the Violence Mattered

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All that is essential about our sport, in both amateur boxing and prizefighting, happens between its ropes and bells. What occurs during a match, the gravity of fists crashing against skulls, and how, is complicated enough to occupy a nimble mind for hours with conditional clauses. The rest of our sport comprises noise mostly, and the more oblivious of it ... Read More »

FOLLOW SALIDO – LOPEZ II LIVE!!

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Follow all the action LIVE as Orlando Salido defends the WBO featherweight title in a Hotly anticipated rematch. In the co-feature, Miguel Angel Garcia looks to stay perfect when he takes on former world title challenger Beranabe Concepcion. The action begins at 8pm eastern / 5 pacific with three big fights featuring McWillaims Arroyo and Jose Gonazlez fightin in separate ... Read More »

Deja Vu All Over Again; Salido stops Lopez for a second time

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San Juan, P.R.- The main event started to a standing crowd in an almost full house. Fans knew they were about to see a war and were cheering López with as much enthusiasm as they booed Salido. Both fighters looked primed and in great shape for the fight. As soon as the bell rang for the first round silence dominated ... Read More »

Not an Easy First Step

San Juan, P.R. – Juan Manuel López (31-1 y 28 KO’s) has a long road ahead of him. His loss to Orlando “Siri” Salido (37-11-2, 25 KOs) for the WBO Featherweight Title will be a blemish hard, if even possible, to overcome on a possible road to true boxing stardom. Unlike many of his Puerto Rican predecessors, JuanMa’s first loss ... Read More »

JUANMA LOPEZ AND ORLANDO SALIDO WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE REMATCH SET FOR SATURDAY MARCH 10

SAN JUAN, P.R. (January 17, 2012) – World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight champion ORLANDO “Siri” SALIDO and former WBO featherweight champion JUAN MANUEL “Juanma” LOPEZ will finally square off for their World Featherweight Championship rematch, Saturday, March 10. Their battle will be televised live from Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, P.R. on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing, beginning at 10 p.m. ... Read More »

Lopez, like Ortiz, has opportunity in defeat

Victor Ortiz’ personal triumph in his dramatic upset of Andre Berto re-affirms an increasingly forgotten fundamental. Defeat is important. It’s an opportunity, one that now confronts Juan Manuel Lopez. Lopez finds himself where Ortiz was nearly two years ago. With his stunning loss to Orlando Salido Saturday, Lopez has fallen from the undefeated ranks, an insulated niche, and into the ... Read More »

Salido shocks Lopez in Puerto Rico

Orlando Salido won the WBO featherweight title with a stunning upset by scoring an eighth round stoppage over previously undefeated Superstar Juan Manuel Lopez at the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Salido was consistently getting through with the right hand over the course of the fight and was definatly in the contest throughout. There were many solid exchanges ... Read More »

FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES: JUANMA-SALIDO SET TO RESUME PUERTO RICO-MEXICO RIVALRY

ISLA VERDE, Puerto Rico (April 13, 2011) – The four fighters who will compete in this Saturday’s doubleheader on SHOWTIME® (10:30 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) participated in the final press conference Wednesday at the Verdanza Hotel here. In the main event on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, Juan Manuel Lopez (30-0, 27 KOs) will risk his unblemished record and ... Read More »

Q & A with Yuriorkis Gamboa

For many years when we watched the Boxing at the Olympics we would wonder at the greatness of many of the Cubans, knowing that we’d never see them in the pro game after Fidel Castro banned professional sports on the Island in the 1950′s. There was a long line of brilliant pugilists who never made the leap Teofilo Stevenson, Felix ... Read More »

Lopez to battle Salido on April 16

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, World Featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez will defend his title against former champion Orlando Salido in Lopez native homeland of Puerto Rico and the bout will be televised on Showtime. ” ‘Juanma’ is one of the top four television fighters today. He makes great fights,” Top Rank’s Carl Moretti said. “No matter who he ... Read More »

VIDEO: Lopez – Marquez recap

Last Saturday, SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING delivered an unforgettable doubleheader: Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Rafael Marquez & Allan Green vs. Glen Johnson. Don’t miss a replay of Saturday night’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast, TOMORROW, Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 10p on SHO2! Lopez, coming in as the young champion with a questionable chin, silenced the critics with a career-defining performance. Battling through ... Read More »