By Lee Bates
WBO junior featherweight champion Juan Manuel ‘Juanma’ Lopez (25-0, 23 KOs) hits the speed bag from his training camp in Puerto Rico. The Top Rank/PR Best Boxing-promoted Lopez is intensely training for his title defense against unbeaten challenger Oliver Lontchi (18-0-2, 8 KOs). The bout will take place on June 27th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This will be the first time Lopez will headline a pay-per-view. “I’m very excited to be in my first main event on pay-per- view,” said Juanma. “I’ve seen a video on Lontchi and I’m expecting a very tough fight. I am coming to the fight very well conditioned and prepared. I’m ready to meet his challenge. I encourage those who are unable to attend in person to watch the fight on PPV. The fans can expect to see me involved in another exciting fight.”
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Caesars Atlantic City, “Latin Fury 9″ will be broadcast Live on Pay-Per-View from the Adrian Phillips Ballroom, beginning at 9 p.m. EDT / 6 p.m. PDT. Tickets, priced at $200, $100 and $50, and can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall box office, by calling Ticketmaster (800) 736-1420 or online at www.Ticketmaster.com.
The pay-per-view telecast has a suggested retail price of $39.95 and will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive HD. For “Latin Fury 9″ fight week updates, log on to www.toprank.com.