Former two-weight world titleholder Ricky Burns has been penciled in to face ex-WBC lightweight champion Omar Figueroa at 140 pounds in San Antonio, Texas, on May 9.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn that Al Haymon’s signing spree continues with Abner Mares and Andrzej Fonfara becoming the enigmatic advisor’s latest signees.
Daniel Estrada isn’t taking Saturday’s challenge of WBC lightweight titlist Omar Figueroa lightly. In preparation, he’s enlisted the aid of Mexican icon Juan Manuel Marquez and Nacho Beristain.
The Shawn Porter-Kell Brook IBF welterweight title bout on Aug. 16 will head up a Showtime tripleheader that includes the WBC 168-pound titleholder Sakio Bika’s rematch with Anthony Dirrell and WBC lightweight beltholder Omar Figueroa Jr. vs. Daniel Estrada.
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook details former WBO lightweight titleholder Ricky Burns’ plans should he get past Dejan Zlaticanin on June 27.
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.
Sergio Thompson will face Ricardo Alvarez on Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The former junior lightweight title challenger replaces injured WBC lightweight beltholder Omar Figueroa Jr.
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.
If WBC lightweight titleholder Omar Figueroa Jr. has his way, the 24-year-old slugger will deliver a beating upon Ricardo Alvarez when they meet on the March 8 undercard of Canelo Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo in Las Vegas.
Lightweight titleholder Omar Figueroa on his March 8 bout: “If the knockout doesn’t come, and if I happen to hurt my hands again, then I’m mentally strong and I can adjust, and I know that I can go 12 rounds and win this fight.”
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer has announced that the four-bout Showtime Pay Per View card to be headlined by former RING 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez and junior middleweight contender Alfredo Angulo will be broadcast live to select theaters nationwide on March 8.
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.
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.