In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn that Al Haymon’s signing spree continues with Abner Mares and Andrzej Fonfara becoming the enigmatic advisor’s latest signees.
Welterweight beltholder Shawn Porter had to strip down to do it but he weighed in at 146.75 pounds at Friday’s weigh-in for his IBF title defense against British challenger Kell Brook, who weighed 146.5. Porter-Brook headlines Saturday’s Showtime tripleheader in Carson, Calif.
Showtime Sports will offer a live stream of today’s weigh-in for the Shawn Porter-Kell Brook IBF welterweight title bout, beginning at 1 p.m. PT/ 4 p.m. ET. The stream is available YouTube, Ustream, sports.sho.com/live.
RingTV’s Alan Massengale reports from the Fabela Chavez Boxing Center where he spoke with the main event fighter’s of Showtime’s tripleheader on Saturday at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.: Shawn Porter, Kell Brook, Sakio Bika, Anthony Dirrell, Omar Figueroa Jr., and Daniel Estrada.
Daniel Estrada carries the dying wish of his sister into his challenge to WBC lightweight titleholder Omar Figueroa Jr. on Saturday. The Mexico City native lost his sister and one of his nieces to a car accident two weeks ago and has dedicated the fight to their memory.
Daniel Estrada isn’t taking Saturday’s challenge of WBC lightweight titlist Omar Figueroa lightly. In preparation, he’s enlisted the aid of Mexican icon Juan Manuel Marquez and Nacho Beristain.
Omar Figueroa’s recent changes in training have been all about family. This Saturday, he defends his WBC lightweight belt against Daniel Estrada.
Titles and closure are up for grabs when Showtime broadcasts an August 16 tripleheader with Shawn Porter vs. Kell Brook in its main event.
The Shawn Porter-Kell Brook IBF welterweight title bout on Aug. 16 will head up a Showtime tripleheader that includes the WBC 168-pound titleholder Sakio Bika’s rematch with Anthony Dirrell and WBC lightweight beltholder Omar Figueroa Jr. vs. Daniel Estrada.