Juanma Lopez Apologizes
To Referee Roberto Ramirez
Photo: Jose Perez - PRBBP
Former two time world
champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez presented to the
media in Puerto Rico today to apologize to referee
Roberto Ramirez for the comments he made after his
defeat against Orlando Salido, the WBO featherweight
titlist, this past March 10.
“I want to apologize again, now in public to Roberto
Ramirez for the comments I made after the fight against
Salido. I'm embarrassed for all what happened and I want
that Ramirez forgive me. I don't remember what I said,
I'm ashamed", Lopez said.
Along with Lopez were Peter Rivera, PR Best Boxing
Promotions Vice-President, his manager Orlando Piñero,
his trainer Alex Caraballo, his physical trainer
Alexander Greaux and his legal advisor Pedro Hernandez.
“I saw the fight and really I was hurt. Roberto made a
good job in stopping the fight. I apologize again to
Ramirez and to all the fans in Puerto Rico and around
the world", Lopez said.
About a possible suspension by the Puerto Rico Boxing
Commission, Lopez said that if is for a year it will
“advance my retirement. Boxing is my job, I couldn't go
a year without fighting”.