In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn that Bob Arum and Oscar De La Hoya will both be featured on HBO’s “The Fight Game with Jim Lampley” tonight.
Erislandy Lara, who faces Canelo Alvarez tonight in Las Vegas, was part of an influx of Cuban amateur stars who left their homeland and brought their talents to the professional ranks.
The last two weeks have been relatively quiet in terms of action involving RING-rated fighters. However, some of the magazine’s top-10 contenders were in action, such as heavyweight Odlanier Solis, who lost to Tony Thompson and was dropped from the rankings.
American heavyweight veteran Tony Thompson says his split-decision over Odlanier Solis puts him back into the title mix. “I’ve made myself a viable commodity in the heavyweight division again,” Thompson told RingTV.com.
Heavyweight veteran Tony Thompson scored a narrow but deserved split-decision over Odlanier Solis on Saturday in Tekirdag, Turkey. Thompson, who won by scores of 115-113, 115-114, 112-116, outworked Solis over 12 pedestrian rounds.
Perennial heavyweight contender Tony Thompson continues his march abroad when he faces Odlanier Solis on March 22.
Unbeaten Cuban heavyweight Luis Ortiz has signed a co-promotional deal with Golden Boy Promotions and Dade Promotions.