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HBO Boxing After Dark returns Saturday from Dallas: Garcia vs Lopez, Crawford vs Sanabria

Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight champion MIKEY GARCIA (31-0, 26 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., and former WBO junior featherweight and WBO featherweight champion JUAN MANUEL LOPEZ (33-2, 30 KOs), of Caguas, Puerto Rico, will step on the scale for their Official Weigh-In, at the West Concourse of the American Airlines Center (2500 Victory Ave., Dallas, TX. 75219), Today! Friday, June 14.

Fans are invited to attend. It will also be streamed live at www.toprank.tv. Continue reading

Garcia vs. Lopez: Engaging, Explosive, or at the very least Entertaining

Mikey Garcia made a statement in his last fight when he disarmed tough as nails pressure fighter Orlando Salido from The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City on January 19th. The same Orlando Salido that took Juan Manuel Lopez’s “0” in a battle of Mexico vs. Puerto Rico in 2011 and followed that performance up just short of 11 months later with another TKO victory. Which Juanma will show up to the ring this Saturday for his fight versus unbeaten Mikey Garcia at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas?

Bob Arum had to have a tear in his eye the night of April 16th 2011. One of his prized pupils from Puerto Rico had his boxing heart ripped out of his chest, in what was a nightmare scenario to any Puerto Rican boxing fan, by the hands of a Mexican fighter. Yeah Bob Arum made money that night and the fight set up a rematch that also filled the Top Rank coffers. Fight fans were happy with the war that added to yet another classic installment to the Puerto Rico vs. Mexico rivalry. But deep down inside Arum had to feel the pain Lopez felt in his boxing soul, only it wasn’t his soul but a hole he felt in his deep pockets considering what was at stake that night. Continue reading

Interviews & Workout Video from Mikey Garcia – JuanMa Lopez Public Workout

Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight champion MIKEY GARCIA (31-0, 26 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., and former WBO junior featherweight and WBO featherweight champion JUAN MANUEL LOPEZ (33-2, 30 KOs), of Caguas, Puerto Rico, hosted a Public Workout, outdoors at the AT&T Plaza at the American Airlines Center, on Tuesday, June 11. Garcia and Lopez are in the last four days of training for their upcoming world championship rumble in Dallas.

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with PR Best Boxing, Foreman Boys Promotions and Tecate, remaining tickets to Garcia vs. Lopez, priced at $200, $100, $60, $40 and $25, plus additional service fees, can be purchased at the American Airlines Center box office (Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT), online at Ticketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, or by visiting any Ticketmaster outlet (Fiesta Foods, Macy’s Wal-Mart and The Shops at Willowbend.) Continue reading

TODAY! Garcia & Lopez Fort Worth Fan Fest – 5:30 P.M. CT

Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight champion MIKEY GARCIA (31-0, 26 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., and former WBO junior featherweight and WBO featherweight champion JUAN MANUEL LOPEZ (33-2, 30 KOs), of Caguas, Puerto Rico, will meet their fans and sign autographs in the Center Court at the La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth Mall (4200 South Freeway, Fort Worth, TX. 76115), Today! Wednesday, June 12, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. CT. Garcia and Lopez are in the last three days of training for their upcoming world championship rumble in Dallas. Continue reading

Lopez vs Garcia Officials Announced

lopez-marquez5SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work this Saturday, June 15, in the featherweight world title fight between the champion Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia and former two time world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez, to be held at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, USA, in a Top Rank presentation and broadcast on HBO.

For this fight when Mikey Garcia (31-0, 26 KOs), from California, will defend for the first time his WBO featherweight belt against the Puerto Rican Juanma Lopez (33-2, 30 KOs), the #4 ranked by the WBO in the 126 pounds division, the referee will be Rafael Ramos, from United States.

Meanwhile, the judges for the Garcia-Lopez bout are Levi Martinez, from New Mexico, Javier Alvarez, from Texas, and Oren Shellenberger, from Texas.

The WBO supervisor for this fight will be Rafael López Santos.

Juan Manuel Lopez ready for fight against Mikey Garcia this Saturday

292696_10151892329598243_926617020_nFormer two time world champion, Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez, arrived in Dallas, Texas, this afternoon for his bout against the World Boxing Organization (WBO) champion Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia this Saturday, June 15, at the American Airlines Center in a Top Rank presentation to be broadcasted on HBO’s “Boxing After Dark”. Continue reading

Mikey Garcia vs. Juan Manuel Lopez this Saturday, June 15th in Dallas, Texas

lopez-marquez5Former two division world champion Juan Manuel Lopez (33-2, 30 KO’s) could be the sacrificial lamb for WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia (31-0, 26 KO’s) to slaughter this Saturday, June 15th at the American Airlines Center, in Dallas, Texas, USA.

Although anything is possible for this fight, it just looks like Juanma will be the lamb being brought into slaughter for the young, 25-year-old Mikey to tear apart to add a name to his resume. Lopez isn’t that much older than Mikey at 29, but he’s had a lot of hard fights and he’s lost two out of his last five fights. Continue reading

Juan Manuel Lopez getting ready for Mikey Garcia

Free of the bruises on his face, Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez, continue his hard work for his challenge against the World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight champion Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia to be held on June 15 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, in a Top Rank presentation, broadcasted on HBO. Continue reading

Public Invited to Mikey Garcia Sparring & Open Workout on June 1st – 11 A.M. PT

LOS ANGELES (May 31, 2013) — Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight champion MIKEY GARCIA (31-0, 26 KOs) of Oxnard, Calif., will host his first public sparring session and open workout as world champion, Tomorrow! Saturday, June 1, beginning at 11:00 a.m. PT, at the UFC Gym (23701 La Palma Ave., Yorba Linda, Calif. 92887-5538). Garcia is in his last two weeks of training for his first title defense, against former WBO junior featherweight and WBO featherweight champion JUAN MANUEL LOPEZ (33-2, 30 KOs), of Caguas, Puerto Rico. Continue reading

Mikey Garcia vs. Juan Manuel Lopez set for Saturday, June 15 Live on HBO

garcia2DALLAS (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 will be the first time HBO has televised a boxing event from the American Airlines Center.

Making their Dallas debut, Garcia and Lopez boast a combined record of 64-2 (56 KOs) — a winning percentage of 97% and a victory by knockout ratio of 87.5%. Continue reading