Jerry Belmontes confident of another upset vs. Omar Figueroa Jr.

25
Apr

Jerry Belmontes confident of another upset vs. Omar Figueroa Jr.

Jerry Belmontes enters his lightweight title challenge against Omar Figueroa Jr. with supreme confidence, having defeated the WBC beltholder in the amateurs and coming off an upset victory over Will Tomlinson. Figueroa-Belmontes opens tomorrow’s Showtime tripleheader.

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25
Apr

Weigh-in result: Thurman, 145.5; Diaz, 146.75; Matthysse, 140; Molina, 139.25

Keith Thurman and Julio Diaz made weight for their Showtime tripleheader main event on Saturday at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Thurman weighed 145.5 pounds. Diaz weighed 146.75. Lucas Matthysse weighed 140 pounds for his co-featured bout against John Molina, who weighed 139.75 pounds.

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24
Apr

All Access: Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana II airs Saturday

‘All Access: Mayweather vs. Maidana’ continues this Saturday with the premiere of episode two on the Showtime network.

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24
Apr

Diaz, Molina and Belmontes: ‘B-sides’ who believe in themselves

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.

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23
Apr

Omar Figueroa Jr.: Jerry Belmontes ‘will do his best to stay away from me’

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.

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31
Mar

Lem’s latest: Julio Diaz says he’s 1-1 vs. Shawn Porter, 1-0 vs. Amir Khan

Going into his April 26 bout versus Keith Thurman, former two-time lightweight titlist Julio Diaz says, in spite of the official results, he beat Shawn Porter in their first go-round and Amir Khan.

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28
Mar

Lem’s latest: Julio Diaz plans to break down, finish Keith Thurman’

Former lightweight titlist Julio Diaz isn’t just predicting a win over Keith Thurman on April 26; he’s promising to do it within the distance and with authority.

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27
Mar

Jerry Belmontes: ‘I beat the crap out of’ Omar Figueroa Jr.

Lightweight Jerry Belmontes, who has multiple wins over former amateur rival Omar Figueroa Jr., says their April 26 meeting for Figueroa’s WBC strap on Showtime will be no different.

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26
Mar

Omar Figueroa Jr. ‘looking for payback’ against Jerry Belmontes

WBC lightweight titleholder Omar Figueroa Jr. kicks off his title reign with a defense against Jerry Belmontes as part of a Showtime tripleheader at the StubHub Center in Carson, California

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25
Mar

Keith Thurman, Lucas Matthysse, Omar Figueroa on April 26 tripleheader

Welterweight contender Keith Thurman will fight Julio Diaz in the main event of a Showtime-televised tripleheader on April 26 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Lucas Matthysse faces fellow puncher John Molina in the co-featured bout.

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