Photos by Chris Farina
Dallas Maverick’s owner Mark Cuban(ctr) welcomes WBO World Featherweight champion Mikey Garcia(L) and Juan Manuel Lopez(R) and George Foreman(far-L) and Hall of Fame Top Rank promoter Bob Arum(far-R) during the press conference in Dallas ,Texas to announce their upcoming world title fight to take place on Saturday,June 15, televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark from the American Airlines Center,Dallas,Texas.
“It’s going to be a great fight. I’m fighting a great fighter in Mikey Garcia. I respect him a lot. I’ve known him for a long time. I know the quality off fighter he is and I want to thank him for giving me this opportunity,” stated Juanma Lopez. ” I’m not only fighting for a world title to become world champion again, but I want to prove to everyone that I belong fighting at this elite level. This is a very importunity fight for my career and my future. Maybe he’s not the strongest fighter I’m going to face, but he’s the smartest. We have to be just as smart as he is inside the ring.”