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Juan quits Contender citing “tougher fights.”

Juan quits Contender citing “tougher fights.”
Juan De La Rosa, who won his fight against Tarick Salmaci last week, quit The Contender shortly after his victory. The 18-year-old fighter sustained three injuries in the fight, but the doctor asked him, “do you want to continue?” He did not, saying, “The way I was looking at it, going into the second round would be a lot tougher fights. So I decided I should pull myself out of the tournament. … I knew if I stayed in this I would’ve probably got beat. I didn’t want to lose my fight. My injuries, like I said, maybe came at the right time.” This leaves the East with one fighter left–Peter–and the West with seven. Next weeks episode features two fights between the final eight.

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