Former two time world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez was presented today to the media in Puerto Rico to apologize to referee Roberto Ramirez for the coments he made after his defeat against Orlando Salido, the WBO featherweight titlist, last March 10.
“I want to aplogize again, now in public to Roberto Ramirez for the comments I made after the fight against Salido. I’m embarrased 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 it is for a year it will “advance my retirement. Boxing is my job, I couldn’t go a year without fighting”.
March 19, 2012