QUOTE (Fitz @ Apr 17 2011, 11:07 AM)
The stoppage was early, but Lopez was on his way out anyways. I don't mind Lopez (though didn't think he was beating Gamboa), but I am kind of happy about the loss, mainly so Arum can go suck a dick. Make fights happen and fights fans want to see, otherwise shit like this will happen to you. Eat a dick.
Should have made the fight happen while the iron was hot.
Yup! Having two skilled fighters with high hopes for both in boxing, with titles around their waists, 0's to their records.. it really has lost a lot of luster seeing what happened. And Arum has no one but his own selfish, red faced, cocky, old ass to blame but himself!!! Sure the fight can be rebuild, but the old bastard got too greedy, thought about him$elf over the fans and hurt a potential classic between two undefeated champions!
As for the fight I can't help but think the personal issues and weight outside of the fight played a big factor. I don't think the stoppage was shit, but I do think Juan Manueal Lopez could have continued a little longer. He was hurt, but he was still standing, throwing and clearly wanted to continue when the ref ended it.
Juanma didn't seem himself at all as he didn't show much enthusiasm through out the fight has he seemed slow and stationary. The guy didn't move and use his skills enough and traded when he shouldn't have..just looked average from the get go. Props to Salido who took some nice shots and showed more determination than Lopez and it paid off!
Hope Juanma gets his shit together and makes a successful comeback!!