Photos from the scales the day before ‘Toe to Toe’ at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Canelo Alvarez, Alfredo Angulo and others weigh in.
Canelo Alvarez said the time for talking is over at the final press conference for his Saturday showdown with Alfredo Angulo. The Mexican star says he’s ready for Angulo and hopes to give fans an entertaining fight.
Canelo Alvarez, Alfredo Angulo and other combatants on the ‘Toe to Toe’ card squared off onstage for the last time before Saturday’s opening bell at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Nihito Arakawa won over American boxing fans with his courageous effort against Omar Figueroa Jr. last July in his U.S. debut. The Japanese warrior returns to the U.S. on Saturday when he faces Jorge Linares in Las Vegas.
Readers share their thoughts on Orlando Salido-Vasyl Lomachenko, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Bryan Vera II, Robert Stieglitz-Arthur Abraham III, Canelo Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo, and ask what’s next for Lomachenko, Chavez, Abraham and Amir Khan in this week’s Monday mailbag.
Omar Figueroa was slated to fight Ricardo Alvarez on Mar. 8, but Figueroa suffered a left wrist injury in sparring Friday that will derail him from the card. Figueroa spoke to RingTV.com about the postponement.
The lightweight fight between Jorge Linares and Nihito Arakawa will air live on Showtime on March 8 in advance of Golden Boy Promotions’s four-bout pay-per-view show headlined by Canelo Alvarez and Alfredo Angulo from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
When Canelo Alvarez faces Alfredo Angulo on March 8, he’ll share the card with his older brother Ricardo, who could match up with lightweight contender Omar Figueroa.
The brutal welterweight battle of attrition between Tim Bradley and Ruslan Provodnikov is the best fight of 2013, so far, according to fans who took part in a recent RingTV.com poll. The Omar Figueroa-Nihito Arakawa lightweight war and Mike Alvarado-Brandon Rios rematch were runners up.
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.