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The fight has not been signed yet, but it looks very likely that unbeaten WBO super-bantamweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez will make the second defence of his belt against tough Sergio Manuel Medina of Argentina. The fight is up as happening on BoxRec and according to various internet chatter Medina is the man "Juanma" will be facing..

If so, the De La Hoya-Pacquiao card just got a whole lot better. A "dream fight" the welterweight showdown may be, but many see it as a cynical money-maker/mismatch also. The addition of the red-hot and quite sensational Puerto Rican to December 6th's card, whoever it is he winds up facing, is a very welcome one and will likely earn a number of additional pay-per-view buys.

What can we expect from Lopez-Medina? Well, judging by the way he smashed his way to the WBO title he now holds, and the way he made his initial defence of it, a 1st round KO is a distinct possibility. True, the 26-year-old from Argentina is currently 33-1(18) and has never been stopped, but when Lopez can hit as hard as he does a quick win is always on the cards; whoever he is in the ring with. The 23-0(21) southpaw is absolutely lethal, as he showed in his biggest win to date thus far, against fellow banger Daniel Ponce de Leon.

Simply put, Medina will have done well if he can make it out of the first three minutes against this dynamo. A decent enough fighter who has boxed all but one of his 34 bouts in his homeland, Medina's one and only visit to America, against his most recognisably named foe, resulted in a loss. Widely out-pointed by the then undefeated Rey Bautista on the under-card of the massive Mayweather-De La Hoya fight, Medina was put down at the half way stage and comprehensively beaten - although he did manage to hurt the Filipino late in the bout, it must be said. Medina has won five straight since, but against no-names. Indeed, the Bautista fight aside, the 26-year-old has faced no-one of real note.

Going up against the southpaw many feel will be boxing's next big superstar, the fighter nicknamed "Rocky" will be hoping to pull off a Rocky-style, against the odds, upset win. Can he do it? In a word, no. He may get out of the 1st round, an achievement in itself considering the number of good men Lopez has wrecked inside three minutes (nine 1st round KO's in total for Lopez), but it won't be too much longer before "Juanma" lowers the boom.

Very much wanting to look good on such a big card, Lopez will do just that. Look for another devastating KO win. This writer goes for a Lopez win in around 3 or 4 rounds. However, the Puerto Rican's tenth 1st round win cannot be at all ruled out.
Juan Manuel Lopez To Face Sergio Manuel Medina On De La Hoya-Pacquiao Card?
 

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Medina is a tough, aggressive fighter who gave Bautista alot of problems on the DLH-Floyd undercard. Juanma should handle him pretty easily, but Medina looked like one tough dude who is very durable.
 

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Im pumped, A goood supporting cast in JuanMa Lopez vs Medina right before the big show. Good thing is, JuanMa should have the fight over and done with within the first 8 rounds so we can get goin with the highly anticipated main event soon enough lol. Thats good to see JuanMa and Victor Ortiz on the undercard, hopefully they get another big name on the undercard, I have a feeling it may be Amir Khan, who is being trained by Freddie Roach as of now and sparring with Pacquiao. I Forgot wat boxing site i read it off of, but Amir Khan was slated to fight on the under card of Jean Pascal vs Carl Froch on Dec 6 in Europe, but was suddenly taken off. Maybe this means he may be part of the undercard for the DLH Pac fight??
 
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