Juan Manuel Lopez upset Daniel Ponce De Leon on Saturday in a two-round slugfest where both fighters hit the deck.
Danny Garcia, Mauricio Herrera, Juanma Lopez, Daniel Ponce de Leon, Deontay Wilder, Malik Scott, and a paper bag weigh in for Saturday’s card in Puerto Rico. Photos by Tom Casino/Showtime.
Juan Manuel Lopez, once a bright star in the featherweight division, needs to have a spectacular performance against former foe Daniel Ponce de Leon in Puerto Rico on Showtime on Saturday in order for the boxing world to accept that he isn’t finished.
RingTV.com sought the opinions of 19 boxing insiders on who they think will win the Juan Manuel Lopez-Daniel Ponce de Leon rematch on Saturday in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. The junior lightweight bout will be televised on Showtime Extreme.
RING, WBA and WBC junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia vowed to deliver “another epic performance” on March 15 against the rugged Mauricio Herrera, who doesn’t “see Danny Garcia as any different than anyone else.”
Puerto Rico’s Roman “Rocky” Martinez will put his WBO junior lightweight belt on the line against RING featherweight champion Mikey Garcia on Saturday.
RING featherweight champion Mikey Garcia will attempt to carry his skills into his junior lightweight debut against WBO beltholder Roman “Rocky” Martinez on Saturday. Will Garcia unseat the gutsy Puerto Rican veteran? RingTV.com polled 20 experts, who shared their opinions on the fight.
Mikey Garcia discussed his techinical yet hard-hitting boxing style on an HBO-produced video for the Boxing After Dark series. “It’s exciting for the fans to watch me… I’m a very technical fighter, but with a lot of power behind my punches.”
Vic Darchinyan will get a shot at revenge against Nonito Donaire six years after Donaire’s left hook knocked him out in the fifth round.
Wednesday’s press conference featuring Mikey Garcia and rival Rocky Martinez, plus Nonito Donaire and Vic Darchinyan, was streamed live on Top Rank’s website.
Mexico’s former two-time featherweight titleholder Orlando Salido plans to continue his dominance against Puerto Rican rivals when he fights Orlando Cruz on Oct. 12. “I think about what I’ve done against Puerto Rican fighters,” said Salido. “I just think I know how to fight them.”
Brandon Rios’ wife gave birth to their third child on Monday. The former lightweight titleholder has five children, all of whom are named after professional boxers.
Former RING junior featherweight champion Nonito Donaire and RING featherweight champion Mikey Garcia will return to the ring on Nov. 9 as part of a tripleheader on HBO.