‘Knockout Kings II’ delivers: Soto Karass stops Berto, Figueroa beats Arakawa in a war

28
Jul

‘Knockout Kings II’ delivers: Soto Karass stops Berto, Figueroa beats Arakawa in a war

Jesus Soto Karass scored a career-best victory when he stopped a courageous Andre Berto in the final round of the main event to “Knockout Kings II” on Saturday in San Antonio. The co-feature to the Showtime broadcast – Omar Figueroa’s decision victory over gallant Nihito Arakawa – was as fine a display of endurance and valor as prizefighting will see in 2013.

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28
Jul

Soto Karass upsets Berto in thrilling ‘Knockout Kings II’ card

Welterweight gatekeeper Jesus Soto Karass outslugged former two-time titleholder Andre Berto to a dramatic 12th-round TKO on Saturday in the main event of “Knockout Kings II,” a Showtime-televised tripleheader from San Antonio. Lightweight standout Omar Figueroa outpointed Nihito Arakawa in a 12-round Fight of the Year candidate in the co-featured bout.

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27
Jul

Soto Karass and the gatekeepers

Andre Berto still wants to be a player in the 147-pound division but after losing two of his last three bouts, the former two-time titleholder will have to prove he can do it by beating welterweight gatekeeper Jesus Soto Karass tonight. Find out who the gatekeepers are in boxing’s other divisions.

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24
Jul

Q&A: Omar Figueroa

Omar Figueroa, who has stopped four of his last five opponents in the first round, wants to keep his KO streak going when he faces Nihito Arakawa in the opening bout of Showtime’s “Knockout Kings II” telecast on Saturday. However, the humble-but-formidable lightweight prospect says he can do a lot more than punch.

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