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Juanma up for award!

Photo: Salvador Morales/PR Best Boxing
Photo: Salvador Morales/PR Best Boxing

Undefeated world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez will fly to Miami on Thiursday to take part in Univision’s award show “Premios Juventud.” Lopez was nominated in the category of “Most Promising Sport Star.” The WBO jr. featherweight champion was nominated along with soccer stars, Carlos Vela (English Premier League), Javier Hernandez (Chivas of Guadalajara) and Omar Arellano (Chivas of Guadalajara). The winner will be announced this Thursday in a Live Show televised by Univision, this show has one of the highest ratings in all Hispanic television and last year was the third most watched program of 2008 on the Univision Network, the most popular Spanish network in the United States. “It’s an honor for me to be just nominated. I know that my fans voted me into the final four and I’m very grateful to them,” said Lopez, who is coming off the fourth sucesssful defense of his world title. Both nominees and winner are selected by voting in the Internet page of The award show also gives awards to rising Music, Movies, Recording as well Sports figures.

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