Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Daniel Ponce De Leon: Preview and Prediction for Bout

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Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Daniel Ponce De Leon: Preview and Prediction for Bout
Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo/Associated Press

In a clash of former two-division world champions on Saturday night in Puerto Rico, native fighter Juan Manuel Lopez will face off against Daniel Ponce de Leon in a rematch of their 2008 fight. Lopez won that one by a stunning first-round knockout, but it happened a lifetime ago in boxing terms. 

Puerto Rico vs. Mexico has always been one of the sport's top rivalries, and each of these warriors has represented his national tradition well. They are among the top 122- and 126-pound fighters of the past decade. 

But they both appear to have left their best days behind them as well. When they meet Saturday, it will be at 130 pounds, with the loser at risk of becoming irrelevant. 

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