Juan Manuel López

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Name: Juan Manuel Lopez
Alias: Juanma
Birth Name: Juan Manuel López Rivera
Hometown: Caguas, Puerto Rico
Birthplace: Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 166cm
Reach: 175cm
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record

Trainer: Alex Caraballo
Manager: Antonio Pinero
Promoter: Top Rank

Olympic results

Represented Puerto Rico at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece boxing as a Bantamweight (54 kg).

Other amateur highlights

  • Lopez started boxing when he was 10.
  • Amateur Record: 126-24
  • 2001 World Championships participant at flyweight in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • Lost to Bogdan Dobrescu (Romania) 7-20
  • 2001 Panamerican Championships Silver medalist at bantamweight in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Defeated Carlos Souza (Brazil) 18-7
  • Lost to Elio Rojas (Dominican Republic) 4-12
  • 2002 Central American & Caribbean Games Bronze medalist at bantamweight in San Salvador, El Salvador.
  • Defeated Antonio Nunez (El Salvador) 23-16
  • Lost to Abner Mares (Mexico) 19-23
  • 2003 1st Pan Am Games Qualifier Bronze medalist at bantamweight in Belem do Para, Brazil.
  • Defeated Francisco Palma (Ecuador) 12-8
  • Lost to Alexander Espinosa (Venezuela) 10-11
  • 2003 Pan American Games participant at bantamweight in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • Defeated Castulo Gonzalez (Guatemala) 27-10
  • Lost to Abner Mares (Mexico) 21-24

Regional & Minor Titles

  • WBO Latino Super Bantamweight Title (2006 - 2008)

World Titles

  • WBO Featherweight Title
  • WBO Super Bantamweight Title

Career Notes

Preceded by:
Daniel Ponce de Leon
WBO Super Bantamweight Champion
2008 Jun 7 – 2010 Jan 23
Succeeded by:
Wilfredo Vazquez Jr.
Preceded by:
Steven Luevano
WBO Featherweight Champion
2010 Jan 23 – 2011 Apr 16
Succeeded by:
Orlando Salido