Julio Diaz, John Molina and Jerry Belmontes know they aren’t the favorites in their matchups on Saturday’s Showtime Championship Boxing tripleheader but the battle-tested “B-sides” have upset the odds before and believe they can do so again.
WBC lightweight titleholder Omar Figueroa Jr. says his hand is as “close to 100 percent as possible” heading into Saturday’s defense against Jerry Belmontes in the opening bout of the Showtime tripleheader at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
Next week will be a busy one for Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer, who is not only promoting the May 3 Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana pay-per-view event, but is also working on a number of upcoming bouts.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. said he plans to impose his size on Marcos Maidana and take away the Argentine slugger’s best attribute — to punch hard — and that counterparts Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley fought like amateurs in their recent clash.
Miguel Cotto believes that not having to focus on weight loss will serve as an advantage heading into his middleweight debut against RING champ Sergio Martinez on June 7 at Madison Square Garden on HBO Pay Per View.