The Carlos Molina-Jermall Charlo IBF 154-pound title bout has been replaced with the Ricardo Alvarez-Sergio Thompson fight on Saturday’s Showtime Pay Per View show since the jailed Molina will not be released in time for today’s weigh-in, Richard Schaefer told RingTV.com.
Richard Schaefer is close to replacing the Carlos Molina-Jermall Charlo bout with the Ricardo Alvarez-Sergio Thompson fight on Saturday’s Showtime Pay Per View show since Molina has not been released from jail in time for today’s weigh-in.
Ricardo Alvarez-Sergio Thompson will replace the scheduled bout between Carlos Molina and Jermall Charlo on Showtime Pay Per View if the jailed Molina is not released in time for Friday’s weigh-in.
Carlos Molina was arrested in Las Vegas on Tuesday. However, his IBF junior middleweight title defense against Jermall Charlo is still scheduled for Saturday.
Lightweight titleholder Omar Figueroa on his March 8 bout: “If the knockout doesn’t come, and if I happen to hurt my hands again, then I’m mentally strong and I can adjust, and I know that I can go 12 rounds and win this fight.”
The four-bout Showtime Pay Per View card headlined by the Canelo Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo fight on March 8 has been finalized, according to Richard Schaefer. Two title bouts, Leo Santa Cruz-Cristian Mijares and Carlos Molina-Jermall Charlo, are now on the televised part of show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Trainer Virgil Hunter believes Amir Khan “can shock the world” and defeat Floyd Mayweather Jr. if his fighter gets a shot at the reigning welterweight and junior middleweight champ on May 3.
Amir Khan said he has signed his part of the contract to face Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 3, but added that would also welcome a clash with friend and former stablemate Manny Pacquiao.
Marcos Maidana’s manager, Sebasian Contursi, believes his fighter would make for a more exciting bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr. than would Amir Khan.
Unbeaten junior welterweight prospect Antonio Orozco will face veteran Miguel Angel Huerta on a Jan. 24 Golden Boy Live! card that will feature the return of former junior middleweight titleholder Cornelius Bundrage.
Canelo Alvarez’s older brother, Ricardo, won by a majority decision over Rod Salka on Saturday at The Alamodome.
Richard Schaefer said Canelo Alvarez is paying for and may attend this weekend’s funeral for Javier Jauregui, the former IBF lightweight titleholder who died after suffereing a stroke on Wednesday. Jauregui was longtime member of Alvarez’s training team.
Manny Pacquiao has been made the WBC’s No. 1-ranked welterweight contender behind the organization’s titleholder Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Referee Steve Smoger on James Kirkland’s sixth-round stoppage of Glen Tapia, which many fans thought came at least one round too late: “The doctor told me any head shots and that was it,” said Smoger. “So that was my directive.”
Glen Tapia’s CAT scan returned negative following his punishing sixth-round stoppage loss to James Kirkland on Saturday.