As Paulie Malignaggi continues his recovery in the aftermath of his loss to IBF welterweight titlist Shawn Porter, Danny Jacobs will once again fill in for the ‘Magic Man’ on the Showtime ringside mic.
RingTV spoke to welterweight contender Keith Thurman and veteran Julio Diaz about their April 26 Showtime-televised main event at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Thurman respects Diaz but says “expect a knockout.” RingTV also spoke to Lucas Matthysse about his co-feature bout vs. John Molina, who says fans can expect an “explosive fight.”
The fights before the fights happen on Showtime Extreme as Antonio Orozco takes on Martin Honorio and Jermall Charlo faces Hector Munoz on Saturday.
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.
Undefeated welterweight contender Keith Thurman sees his fight with Julio Diaz on Saturday as “a measuring stick” to assess himself against results that Amir Khan and Keith Porter had against the former lightweight titleholder.
Welterweight contender Keith Thurman is looking forward to showing the boxing world why he’s the “Beast from the East,” starting with a win over former two-time lightweight titlist Julio Diaz on April 26.
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.
IBF welterweight titleholder Shawn Porter isn’t taking his April 19 defense against former two-division titlist Paul Malignaggi lightly, calling it his biggest test since Julio Diaz.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Manny Pacquiao has been made the WBC’s No. 1-ranked welterweight contender behind the organization’s titleholder Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Floyd Mayweather calls potential May 3 opponent Amir Khan “a young, strong champion,” who “comes and fights.”