Welterweight slugger Jesus Soto Karass’ dramatic 12th-round stoppage of Andre Berto, the main event of the Golden Boy Promotion’s “Knockout Kings II” tripleheader, will be re-aired on Showtime along with the other two bouts from Saturday’s well-received show on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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.
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.
Mike Tyson will be inducted into the Nevada Hall of Fame on Aug. 10, along with former titleholder Mike McCallum and the late Diego Corrales.
Former heavyweight Eddie Chambers will debut as a cruiserweight on Aug. 3 against South Africa’s hard-hitting Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu.
Diego Chaves, who faces fellow unbeaten welterweight standout Keith Thurman on Saturday on Showtime, is unknown to U.S. fans. However, Chaves was an amateur star in Argentina and one boxing writer familiar with his career says the boxing prodigy from a fighting family is “the most promising fighter in the country.”
Jesus Soto Karass on his fight with Andre Berto: “The bottom line is that I want to win. Yes, I’m going to give a great performance, like I always do. I’m ready to die in the ring like every Mexican.”
Ricky Hatton following Saturday night’s knockout loss to Vyacheslav Senchenko: “No matter how upsetting it is, I have got to be a man and say, ‘It is the end of Ricky Hatton.’”