Teak tough Filipino Michael Farenas (37-4-4, 29), pictured, has seen his opponent for his upcoming bout on March 14th pull out.
Originally Farenas was scheduled to face Mexican Jose Ramirez (25-4, 15) though Ramirez has unfortunately suffered an injury. This injury has left him unable to compete.
Ramirez, best known for being the debut opponent of Ukrainian sensation Vasyl Lomachenko, would have made for a great opponent for Farenas and stylistically it would have been a war, so we are sad that this fight is off.
Farenas however does look likely to compete on that day regardless or Ramirez's injury and has received challenges his way by two fighters from the Montoya boxing camp, headed by Magdaleno Montoya.
Montoya has offered both Eduardo Montoya and Emanuel Lopez as replacement opponents for Farenas.
Boxrec's record for Eduardo Montoya is a disappointing 13-3-1 (10) though apparently his actual record is a much more impressive 22-3 (16). Whatever his record it's agreed that he is a former Mexican Featherweight champion, though he has been stopped in his 2 most recent losses. If you're not tough then it's likely that Farenas can stop you.
In the case of Emanuel Lopez his boxrec record is 9-2 (1) though as with Montoya he has been reported with a much better record, apparently 36-3 (12). As with Montoya, Lopez is also a former Mexican champion having won the Mexican Lightweight title, and according to boxrec his only losses have come to unbeaten fighters.
With options out there for Farenas it really is down to him and his team as to who he fights but with his style it's hard to imagine fans being disappointed who ever he shares the ring with.
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