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Lopez: 'I want to get my title back'

Former two-division titlist says he's ready to reclaim featherweight strap

Originally Published: June 12, 2013
By Brian Campbell | ESPN.com

Juan Manuel Lopez finds himself at something of a career crossroads as he enters Saturday's bout with unbeaten featherweight titlist Mikey Garcia (HBO, 10:45 p.m. ET) at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

Lopez (33-2, 30 KOs), just 29, is a southpaw with an exciting style and is still regarded as one of the most popular action fighters in the sport. But after a pair of stoppage defeats in his native Puerto Rico against rugged veteran Orlando Salido -- the same fighter ...

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