Juanma Lopez given one-year suspension

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    Juan Manuel Lopez (31-2, 28 KO’s) received an incredibly stiff 1-year suspension earlier on Tuesday by the Puerto Rican Boxing Commission for Lopez having suggested in Lopez’s post-fight interview after his 10th round TKO loss to Orlando Salido last March that referee Roberto Ramirez had a gambling problem.

    Although Lopez apologized for the remark repeatedly, it appears to have been not enough to keep him from receiving what could be the kiss of death on his boxing career by losing an entire year of his career for his comments.

    In addition to the one-year suspension Lopez received, he also was given a fine $10,000 and 100 hours of community service. The later deal is kind of hard to understand because something you generally see when you’ve been penalized for breaking the law. It’s hard to understand something like that coming from a boxing commission.

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