By Rey Colón -The Sport Press
Two-time world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (34-5, 31 KO’s) passes the specialized medical examinations required of him for his planned fight on October 8 at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente against former WBO super bantamweight monarch Wilfredo “Papito” Vazquez (24-6-1, 19 KOs). This was announced exclusively to The Sport Press by Rosilvia Muñiz, head of the Medical Commission for the Professional Boxing Commission.
“He is fit to fight and has complied with the exams, they’re already done. There were neurological exams and we asked Dr. Edgar Hernandez, who evaluated him after the fight with Orlando Salido. (Juanma) had six fights after that losing three by knockout and Hernandez was evaluating him. I also evaluated him in my office and found him to be very well. So he’s fit to fight,” she said.
“For Juanma since he has several knockouts, we consulted the same neurologist who evaluated him to examine him now. And he’s fine. He also did the Hepatitis B and C, HIV and electrocardiogram tests.” Muniz explained that in the neurological examination, all cranial nerves, as well as motor skills and senses were tested. “We also saw ophthalmologist Emilio Baez, who is a doctor for many years with the Commission and is the same ophthalmologist who saw him after the fight with Salido. And he also said ‘yes, he’s ready.’”