Former super bantamweight and featherweight titleholder Juan Manuel Lopez surrendered to authorities in Puerto Rico in a domestic violence case today, after a short time as a wanted fugitive after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Lopez allegedly punched his wife in the face on Saturday during an argument.
Lopez, 32, was at one time one of the big hopes for Puerto Rican boxing and he delivered on that in many ways, becoming a world titleholder in two weight classes and providing some very exciting fights. But his prime was short, and he went 4-4 from 2011-15, stopped twice by Orlando Salido, and also by Mikey Garcia, Francisco Vargas, and Jesus Cuellar. The loss to Cuellar in September 2014 was followed by a retirement announcement.
A judge ordered Lopez's arrest on Saturday and put up a $50,000 bond, as well. Lopez's wife reportedly didn't suffer any serious damage from the punch.