Veteran manager Gary Gittelsohn appreciates the little guys of boxing on many levels. In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the details.
Former junior flyweight champ Giovani Segura, a veteran slugger who is no stranger to the ups and downs of pro boxing, will get another shot at a title run when he faces WBA/WBO flyweight titleholder Juan Francisco Estrada on Saturday at Mexico City Arena in Mexico.
No less than 18 RING-rated fighters were in action over the past two weeks, including RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and two young welterweight standouts, Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter, who advanced in the 147-pound rankings.
Flyweight combatants Zou Shiming and Jesus Ortega took to the stage in Macau along with WBO and WBA flyweight titleholder Juan Estrada, challenger Milan Melindo, IBF featherweight titleholder Evgeny Gradovich and his opponent, Mauricio Munoz, and heavyweights Andy Ruiz and Joe Hanks.
Undefeated flyweight contender Milan Melindo says he knows how to beat WBO/WBA titleholder Juan Francisco Estrada, who he will challenge on July 27 in Macau, China. Melindo is excited to continue the Philippines-Mexico boxing rivalry.
Shots of all the combatants who will take part in Saturday’s card in Macau, including star attraction Zou Shiming in his pro debut, flyweights Brian Viloria and Juan Francisco Estrada, and junior lightweights Rocky Martinez and Diego Magdaleno.
In episode three of REAL TALK, WBO/WBA flyweight titleholder Brian Viloria answers fans’ questions about his next opponent, Juan Francisco Estrada; the best wins of his career so far, and who he might fight after his historic April 6 headliner in Macau.
Junior lightweight contender Diego Magdaleno says that he won’t lose focus for his April 6 clash with WBO beltholder Rocky Martinez, even though their fight will take him on his first trip to China.