RingTV.com has a live round-by-round update of tonight’s junior featherweight bout during which WBC titleholder Leo Santa Cruz won by unanimous decision over Cesar Seda. The Showtime broadcast began at 5:00 p.m. PT/ 8:00 p.m. ET.
Most of the fighters involved in the Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana, Leo Santa Cruz-Cesar Seda, Keith Thurman-Jesus Soto Karass and Beibut Shumenov-Tamas Kovacs matchups promised fireworks on Saturday at The Alamodome in San Antonio.
Former middleweight champ Jermain Taylor on those who criticize his comeback, which continues on Saturday: “They told me that I was never going to be a world champion and I did that. Now, they’re looking at me and they’re saying that same thing, that I can’t come back and win a world title.”
Unbeaten WBC featherwieght titleholder Abner Mares on his Aug. 24 fight with veteran two-division beltholder Jhonny Gonzalez: “You will see a different Abner Mares. I can’t wait to show that I’m one of the elite.”
Unbeaten heavyweight Deontay Wilder may have to choose between serving as a sparring partner for David Haye or being ringside for a scouting report on the Seth Mitchell-Chris Arreola fight on Sept. 6.
The Sept. 14 Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez fight highlights a huge fall lineup for Golden Boy, with another pay-per-view event to follow on Nov. 9.
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.
Denver-based junior welterweight Mike Alvarado, who gained revenge over Brandon Rios with a unanimous decision victory in March, could return in October for a hometown fight on HBO.
“I think that this is the fight where I proved that I’m a pound-for-pound fighter,” said Abner Mares, who knocked out Daniel Ponce de Leon to take his WBC featherweight belt, making him a three-division beltwinner.