Found March 10, 2012 on Boxing Watchers:
Showtime Championship Boxing returns to Puerto Rico for a very interesting card featuring the rematch between Juan Manuel Lopez and Orlando Salido. And whether Lopez gets revenge or Salido further validates himself, the winner could very well be taking on Mikey Garcia, provided he gets by Bernabe Concepcion in the co-feature. Gus Johnson, Al Bernstein and Antonio Tarver make up the announce team on hand at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente.We're getting right to it as Concepcion comes to the ring to "Eye of the Tiger." The 24-year old Filipino is 29-5 but only 2-3 in his last five fights. Garcia is the same age but has an undefeated 27-0 pro record and has knocked out 11 of his last 12 opponents.The tale of the tape shows that Garcia has a two-inch height advantage and a similar edge in reach. Bernstein thinks that is signifcant because Mikey knows how to fight tall and use his length. The referee for tonight is Luis Pabon. Jimmy Lennon Jr. handles the fighter introductions...

Orlando Salido Solidifies His Standing In A Thrilling Rematch Win Over Juan Manuel Lopez

(Orlando Salido finishes off Juan Manuel Lopez; photo credit: Amanda Kwok, Showtime)We powered through one of those cyclical lulls over the past month or so, where the best we could do is make sense of mismatches and canceled fights. Heading into this Orlando Salido vs. Juan Manuel Lopez rematch on Showtime Saturday, we really were due for something tasty, weren't we? ...

Salido retains WBO featherweight title

Mexico's Orlando Salido retained his WBO featherweight title Saturday by handing Juan Manuel Lopez of Puerto Rico his second big defeat in under a year. The 31-year-old Salido earned a technical knockout in the tenth round at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum to improve to 38-11-2 with 26 KOs, while Lopez fell to 31-2 with 28 KOs. Salido handed 28-year-old Lopez his first career...

Orlando Salido vs. Juan Manuel Lopez II: Round By Round

Mikey Garcia is already a winner tonight, and he'll be watching with great interest along with the rest of us as Orlando Salido and Juan Manuel Lopez meet for the second time in Puerto Rico. That's the main event on tonight's Showtime Championship Boxing telecast, and Gus Johnson, Al Bernstein and Antonio Tarver are in the house to call the action.Juanma went into the...

JuanMa vs. Salido II weigh-in results, photos and video

The big Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Orlando Salido rematch is finally here on Saturday night. JuanMa vs. Salido II will be televised live on Showtime, and the fight will take place in Puerto Rico, with a co-feature bout of Mikey Garcia vs. Bernabe Concepcion. The weigh-ins for the fights were held this afternoon, and right here, you can find complete JuanMa vs. Salido weigh-in results...

An Upset, Revisited: Orlando Salido Vs. Juan Manuel Lopez II Preview And Prediction

For a fight so beloved -- and it's a genuinely good fight, so it deserves all the fawning and swooning -- Orlando Salido-Juan Manuel Lopez II Saturday on Showtime has an air of "race to the bottom" about it. The first fight was really just expected to be a ho-hum affair with a tint of foul odor, a bout where Lopez appeared to be avoiding a hotly-anticipated featherweight...

Featherweight rankings update after JuanMa-Salido II results boxing division rankings update binge: Flyweight, Featherweight, Lightweight & More As always after a big fight, it's time to update our boxing divisional rankings. The big action from this weekend was the rematch between Juan Manuel Lopez and Orlando Salido. The JuanMa vs. Salido II results proved that the first fight was no fluke, and it shakes up the...

Mikey Garcia v. Bernabe Concepcion Pre-Fight Video Preview

Tonight in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Juan Manuel "JuanMa" Lopez will clash with Orlando Salido in a rematch of Salido's upset victory over Lopez months earlier.  And while that bout promises to be an exciting, action-packed fight, the undercard is quite promising as well. On the undercard, up-and-coming featherweight Mikey Garcia will take on veteran Bernabe Concepcion...

JuanMa-Salido II results: Salido strikes again, KOs Juan Manuel Lopez in 10

The rematch between Juan Manuel Lopez and Orlando Salido did not disappoint in any way. JuanMa vs. Salido II was a whirlwind of a fight from the get go, and enters the clubhouse here in early March as a strong candidate for Fight of the Year for 2012. When all was said and done, Siri Salido worked his magic for a second time, and stopped Lopez in front of his boisterous crowd of...

Official JuanMa Lopez vs. Salido II recap: video, post-fight quotes and more

More Post-Fight Coverage of Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Orlando Salido Rematch Another fight, another war, another stoppage over Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (31-2, 28 KOs) for Orlando “Siri” Salido (38-11-2, 26 KOs). The latest installment of the storied Mexico-Puerto Rico rivalry saw Salido retain his World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight world championship via 10th...

Bernabe Concepcion’s last stand.

Now or never

Salido vs. Lopez – boxing’s greatest rivalry is renewed this Saturday on Showtime.

Hopefully the rematch lives up to the dramatic first fight.

Live Orlando Salido-Juan Manuel Lopez II Round By Round Updates Tonight

The first time they met, Orlando Salido knocked out the previously undefeated Juan Manuel Lopez and stunned the world.Actually, stunned is almost certainly too strong a word, because I think we all suspected that Juanma might have been too much offense and too little defense for his own good. But that was part of his charm.Regardless, Lopez looks to even the score tonight on Showtime...

Sergio Martinez private workout out video footage

Coming off the heels of the exciting bout between Orlando Salido and Juan Manuel Lopez in Puerto Rico, boxing has another potential barnburner coming up this weekend as universally recognized middleweight king Sergio Martinez goes up against tough and rugged englishman born but Irish bred Matthew Macklin at the mecca of boxing in Madison Square [...]
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