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IN GOOD SHAPE JUANMA LOPEZ FOR HIS RETURN ON FEBRUARY 2

Former two time world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez had a media day today where he showed his great condition in his training for his return to the ring against Aldimar Silva Santos on February 2, 2013, at the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation to be broadcasted on DIRECTV Pay Per View.

“I’m totally in focus for this fight because I’m going to show that I have a lot of boxing to become a world champion again”, Lopez said before his training at the Jose “Cheo” Aponte Gym in Caguas. “I’ve been training since August, training hard with my team (Alex Caraballo and Orlando Piñero) at the Cheo Aponte Gym and with Freddy Trinidad in the Caimito Gym, where we are working in something new”.

Although Lopez (31-2, 28 KOs) didn’t have to weighed in the pre-weigh in ceremony today, he did it in front of the media and weighed in 139 ½ pounds a month before his today’s training for his bout against Silva Santos. Lopez worked today in some exercises, shadows, jump the rope, hit the punching bag and did some rounds of gloves with trainer Trinidad when he practiced defensive moves.

“I weighed here to see that I’m working hard and focus”, a relaxed Lopez said.

About the Brazilian Silva Santos (18-3, 9 KOs), who fought last December 29, 2012, winning a six round decision over fellow countryman Rodolfo Franz in Brazil, Lopez said that he doesn’t know much of him.

“I just know that he (Silva Santos) is right and has fast hands”, Lopez said.

The Lopez-Silva Santos bout is scheduled to 10 rounds in 128 pounds. Actually, Lopez is ranked #5 by the WBO in the featherweight division.

Meanwhile, the Puerto Rico Boxing Comission made the 30 day weigh in for Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez, McWilliams Arroyo, McJoe Arroyo and Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez, who will fight for regional titles in the show. These fighters can‘t weigh more than 15% of the weight for their fights.

The #1 WBO ranked in the lightweights, Chelo Gonzalez (21-0, 16 KOs), who is going to defend his WBO Latino lightweight title against a foe to be announced, weighed 154.5 pounds of a 155.25 maximum allowed. McWilliams Arroyo (13-1, 11 KOs), the #6 WBO ranked in the flyweights, also will defend his WBO Latino flyweight belt versus a rival to be determined. McWilliams weighed 118 ½ pounds of a 128.8 limit.

McJoe Arroyo (11-0, 6 KOs), the #9 WBO ranked in the super flyweights, will fight for the WBO super flyweight Latino crown against a foe to be named. McJoe weighed 123 pounds of a 132.25 maximum and Bomba Gonzalez (11-0, 10 KOs), who is the #12 WBO ranked in the flyweights and will defend his WBO Youth flyweight title, weighed 130 pounds of a 128.8 maximum.

Terri Moss Kicks Off Busy 2013

Retired world champion Terri Moss is already making the best of 2013. Her popular Atlanta Corporate Fight Night returns for its sixth show January 24 at the Foundry at Puritan Mill in Atlanta. “Six shows in two years, ACFN has really grown, and the corporate fighters are really to be commended for taking on such an amazing challenge. The show has gotten attention from other cities so look for Corporate Fight Night to be on the road very soon,” Terri said.

ACFN has also garnered Terri several awards from the Georgia Fighters Association, including Best Local Boxing Brand, Promoter of The Year and Trainer of The Year. “I was really pleased about the awards, because not only are they awarded by fans in the Peoples Choice but also Critic’s Choice, which are my peers in Georgia and that means so much to be honored in that respect,” Terri said.

Currently Terri trains around 50 clients and fighters and will open her own gym, Buckhead Fight Club in March or April. Her work with women’s boxing is also the subject of a documentary and web series, both titled “Boxing Chicks,” created by filmmaker Frederick Taylor of the Atlanta and Los Angeles based Tomorrow Pictures. “ “The “Boxing Chicks” documentary is a 90 minute film,” Terri said, “ and it will be featured in film festivals and art theaters across the country. It’s a unique look that will hopefully change the perspective people have on female fighters and explain why they love and choose the sport of boxing. Frederick Taylor described the The “Boxing Chicks” web series: “Boxing Chicks” is an inside the ring look at the mind, body and spirit of women’s boxing,” Taylor said, “Terri Moss and her proteges talk, fight, and bond in a world of pushing themselves beyond the limits of anything they have ever experienced before.” “Boxing Chicks” web series will be aired on www.tomorrowpictures.tv.

When not training or promoting, Terri continues her work for C.O.D.A. (Champions of Dignity Association) and serves as coordinator for the GBU and the WIBF sanctioning bodies. Keep up with Terri and her news on Twitter, @tmosstheboss or terrimoss.com, and visit corporatefightnight.com, boxingchicks.tv




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