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JuanMa Wants To Get Back To Mountain-Top

BY The Sweet Science ON May 23, 2013
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Two straight wins for Juan Manuel Lopez
has cranked up his confidence level.

"It shows me what I can do while being
on a good conditioning and nutritional
schedule," Juanma said from Caguas,
Puerto Rico. "I want to prove I can still
be an elite fighter in this (featherweight)
division. Mikey Garcia is a good champion,
a tough opponent. But I plan to return
to Puerto Rico with the title belt."

Mikey Garcia vs Juan Manuel Lopez
is scheduled June 15 at the American
Airlines Center in Dallas. HBO will
televise.

Juanma's chief trainers, Alex Caraballo
and Orlando Pinero, say the former
champion is training at a high level.

"Juanma is working hard, is focused
and he knows what is at stake," said
Caraballo.

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Michael Finney, a rugged 11-0, 9 KO
super welterweight, is training at the
Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas. Richie
Sandoval, the former world champion,
has been working with Finney who is
scheduled to box June 8 on a Solo Boxeo
Tecate event at Hard Rock Hotel-Casino
in Las Vegas.

Finney, from Alabama, is handled by
manager Cameron Dunkin. Finney
will take on Raul Tovar of Texas in
a six-round bout at the Hard Rock.

TOP RANK SCHEDULE

Saturday, June 8, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas

Solo Boxeo Tecate – UniMas

12 Rds., IBF World Super Flyweight Championship

Champion JUAN CARLOS SANCHEZ, 15-1-1, 8 KOs, Los Mochis, Mexico

vs ROBERTO DOMINGO SOSA, 24-0, 14 KOs, Buenos Aires

8 Rds., Super Bantamweights

JESSIE MAGDALENO, 14-0, 10 KOs, Las Vegas

vs HENRY MALDONADO, 16-1, 11 KOs, Managua, Nicaragua

10 Rds., Super Featherweights

JOSE FELIX, 23-0-1, 18 KOs, Los Mochis, Mexico

vs To Be Announced

8 Rds., Heavyweights

ANDY RUIZ, 18-0, 12 KOs, Mexicali

vs CARL DAVIS, 16-5, 12 KOs, Chicago

6 Rds., Super Bantamweights

GABINO SAENZ, 9-0-1, 7 KOs, Indio, Calif.

vs To Be Announced

6 Rds., Super Welterweights

MICHAEL FINNEY, 11-0, 9 KOs, Las Vegas

vs RAUL TOVAR, 10-6-1, 4 KOs, Mission, Texas

Saturday, June 15, American Airlines Center – HBO

12 Rds., WBO Featherweight Championship

Champion MIKEY GARCIA, 31-0, 26 KOs, Oxnard, Calif.

vs JUAN MANUEL LOPEZ, 33-2, 30 KOs, Caguas, Puerto Rico

10 Rounds, Lightweights

TERENCE CRAWFORD, 20-0, 15 KOs, Omaha, Nebraska

vs ALEJANDRO SANABRIA, 34-1-1, 25 KOs, Mexico City

10 Rds., Super Welterweights

VANES MARTIROSYAN, 32-0-1, 20 KOs, Glendale, Ca.

vs RYAN DAVIS, 24-10-3, 9 KOs, Granite City, Ill.

8 Rds., Middleweights

MATT KOROBOV, 19-0, 11 KOs, Orotukan, Russia

vs OSSIE DURAN, 27-10-2, 10 KOs, Paterson, NJ

8 Rds., Welterweights

MIKAEL ZEWSKI, 19-0, 15 KOs, Quebec, Canada

vs DAMIAN FRIAS, 19-7-1, 10 KOs, Miami

6 Rds., Super Bantamweights

Two-Time Mexican Olympian

OSCAR VALDEZ, 5-0, 4 KOs, Nogales, Mexico

vs GIL GARCIA, 5-4-1, 1 KO, Houston

Saturday, June 29, WinStar World Casino, Thackerville, Okla.

Solo Boxeo Tecate - UniMas

10 Rds., Featherweights

ROBERTO MARROQUIN, 23-2, 16 KOs, Dallas

vs DANIEL DIAZ, 19-5-1, 15 KOs, Managua, Nicaragua

6 Rds., Lightweights

IVAN NAJERA, 10-0, 8 KOs, San Antonio

vs ALEXANDER LOPEZ, 6-4, 1 KO, Fort Worth, Texas

4 Rounds, Jr Welterweights

USA Olympian…

JOSE RAMIREZ, 3-0, 2 KOs, Avenal, California

vs To Be Announced

Friday, July 12, Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas

ESPN Friday Night Fights

10 Rds., Super Bantamweights

CHRIS AVALOS, 21-2, 16 KOs, San Diego

vs DRIAN FRANCISCO, 24-1-1, 19 KOs, Agoncillio, Philippines

10 Rds., Super Welterweights

GLEN TAPIA, 18-0, 10 KOs, Passaic, NJ

vs ABIE HAN, 19-0, 12 KOs, El Paso, Texas

Saturday, July 27, The Venetian Macao CotaiArena – HBO

Fists of Gold ll

Main Event, 6 Rds., Flyweights

ZOU SHIMING, 1-0, 1 KO, Guizho, China

vs JESUS ORTEGA, 3-1, 2 KOs, Hermosillo, Mexico

12 Rds., WBO, WBA World Flyweight Championship

Champion JUAN FRANCISCO ESTRADA, 22-2, 17 KOs,

Hermosillo, Mexico

vs MILAN MELINDO, 28-0, 11 KOs, Mandaue City, Philippines

12 Rds., IBF Featherweight Championship

Champion EVGENY GRADOVICH, 16-0, 8 KOs, Oxnard, Ca.

vs MAURICIO MUNOZ, 26-3, 12 KOs, San Juan, Argentina

8 Rds., Super Featherweights

PAUL FLEMING, 17-0, 12 KOs, Sydney, Australia

vs MIKE TAWATCHAI, 26-1-1, 17 KOs, Bangkok, Thailand

8 Rds., Super Bantamweights

GENESIS SERVANIA, 19-0, 6 KOs, Cebu City, Philippines

vs KONOSUKE TOMIYAMA, 23-5-1, 17 KOs, Tokyo, Jap

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