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Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 22:09
El Paso's world champion is returning to the ring. Former IBA lightweight champ has not fought since losing to Ricky Hatton by unanimous decision in Manchester, England back in May of 2008 and many believed that to be the end of his career.
Making a guest appearance at Super Fight III Friday Night at the Haskins Center, Juan Lazcano announced to the crowd that he was planning his comeback right in his hometown for later this fall. After this Hatton fight, Lazcano's contract with Oscar De La Hoya's "Golden Boy Productions" expired. Now as a free agent, he is planning a co-production for El Paso.
"I owe it to myself. I owe it to the fans. I owe it to the border here, El Paso and Juarez. Why not bring big fights here? I think it's the right time," said Lazcano.
He hopes to work out a deal with David Rodriguez promoter Zepharino Ramirez for later this year. Lazcano's record sits at 37-5-1 with 27 knockouts.