Having had his fair share of professional setbacks, Juan Manuel Lopez has learned from his wins and losses and plans to put his experience to good use against Francisco Vargas on Saturday.
A Top Rank attorney says he will “vigorously defend” the promotional company’s rights against what he called a “baseless” lawsuit filed by Mikey Garcia. The WBO junior lightweight titleholder’s lawsuit claims his contract with the Las Vegas-based promoter is illegal and has expired.
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.
WBO junior lightweight titleholder Mikey Garcia spoke to the ringside media after dominating Juan Carlos Burgos to a unanimous decision victory in New York City. Garcia says a showdown with Cuban standout Yuriorkis Gamboa could be next.
Mikey Garcia had hoped for dynamite, but had to settle for dominance as he pounded out a lopsided decision over Juan Carlos Burgos to retain the WBO junior lightweight title on Saturday in New York City. Cuban standout Yuriorkis Gamboa could be next.
Photos from junior lightweight titleholder Mikey Garcia’s unanimous decision over Juan Carlos Burgos, and heavyweight Bryant Jennings’ tenth-round TKO against Artur Szpilka in New York. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
WBO jr. lightweight titleholder Mikey Garcia and challenger Juan Carlos Burgos weighing in along with Bryant Jennings-Artur Szpilka, Sean Monaghan-Matt Vanda, and Felix Verdejo-Lauro Alcantar.
Images from the final press conference for Saturday’s HBO Boxing After Dark card headlined by WBO jr. lightweight titleholder Mikey Garcia vs. Juan Carlos Burgos. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.
RingTV was on hand for Mikey Garcia’s final Southern Cali. workout before the undefeated junior lightweight traveled to NYC for his Jan. 25 WBO title defense against Juan Carlos Burgos. Garcia talks about the fight and a future dream showdown with Manny Pacquiao.
Juan Carlos Burgos has come up short in two previous world title shots but the 26-year-old junior lightweight contender enters his WBO title bout with heavily favored Mikey Garcia on Saturday with more strength, confidence and his original trainer.
Junior lightweight titleholder Mikey Garcia and challenger Juan Carlos Burgos working out in New York City ahead of their matchup on Saturday night. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.
Mikey Garcia was ringside in Macau, China, as promotional and training stablemate Brandon Rios lost by unanimous decision to welterweight Manny Pacquiao. Later, word reached Top Rank CEO Bob Arum that Garcia had aspirations of one day facing Pacquiao.
Fans selected the undefeated Kazakhstani KO-machine from a crowded field of contenders for 2013’s highest individual honor. [Editor’s note: this is not THE RING magazine’s official choice for Fighter of the Year. The magazine’s official year-end awards for 2013 will be announced in the March edition.]