Juan Manuel Lopez Defeats Wilfredo Vasquez Jr., Brawl Erupts Afterwards

Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. and Juan Manuel Lopez, two former world champions from Puerto Rico, both of whom have struggled to gain any momentum in their careers ain the past few years, fought each other in a fight that resulted in even further bad blood between the two.

Lopez defeated Vazquez Jr. in front of a rabid Puerto Rican crowd in San Juan, Puerto Rico via TKO in the 11th round. The story of the fight, however, was not in the fight, but in the ending and immediate aftermath.

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Lopez, nicknamed "Juanma" by Puerto Ricans, punished Vasquez Jr. in the 11th with a extremely high volume of power punches until Vazquez Jr. fell to the canvas a bloodied pulp when the referee pulled Lopez away to signify the end of the fight. 

Vazquez Jr.'s trainer immediately jumped to the ring to confront Lopez and Lopez starting punching him, which forced security and officials to try and separate the two men while Vazquez Jr. was still being tended for injuries. The defeated boxer got up and began jawing at his opponent as fans started throwing items into the ring.

This is Lopez's first fight since 2014 and the win is his first in his last three fights contested. Lopez is a former two-weight world champion while Vazquez Jr., who now has lost three of his last four fights, is a former super bantamweight world champion. Vazquez did say afterwards that this would be his last boxing match.


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