Orlando Salido and Juan Manuel Lopez are ready for another war on March 10 in San Juan. (Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank)
On March 10 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Juan Manuel Lopez will look to avenge his only defeat and regain the WBO featherweight title from Orlando Salido. Showtime will televise in the United States. The two had a press conference in Puerto Rico today, and we've got quotes and photos from the event.
"I expect a very different fight. I know he will be better then last time.
"But I don't see him changing much. He might try in the beginning to fight in a different style but he will come back to his strengths. He is going to feel that he is the better and stronger man, and that he is not.
"I want to show that my first win was not a fluke. I came back to fight in Puerto Rico because he gave the opportunity to me to fight for a world championship here and I have never had any problem winning in an opponents' home base."
JUAN MANUEL LOPEZ
"I am very happy to have the opportunity to fight in the Roberto Clemente Coliseum where my idol Tito Trinidad had so many fights and this is a dream come true for me.
"I want to thank Salido for coming back to Puerto Rico and giving me this opportunity. I knew Salido was a tough fighter and he came prepared and beat me and I offered no excuses.
"This fight is the most Important of my career and I will train very hard to regain my title.
On changes he will make in this fight:
"We will make changes for this fight like all fights. But I don't want to give too many specifics. Most importantly against Salido I have to be intelligent inside the ring.
"I don't see him changing at all. He won his first fight with me and I've seen his last two fights before that. He's going to fight the same style.
"You have to be smart and use your boxing skills. That is the only way to beat Salido. I learned that in our first fight."