Chris Arreola got up from a knockdown to narrowly outpoint Travis Kauffman. Omar Figueroa Jr. outworked game Antonio DeMarco on Saturday in San Antonio.
Coming off an authoritative KO win over Danny O’Connor on Oct. 10, welterweight Gabriel Bracero wants to immediately return to the ring.
Former junior lightweight and lightweight titleholder Ricky Burns faces an uphill battle against the unbeaten Omar Figueroa Jr. this Saturday in Hidalgo, Texas, but the proud Scotsman is hoping for a major change of fortune in the 12-round junior welterweight attraction, which marks his U.S. debut.
Former WBC lightweight champion Omar Figueroa will meet former two-division titleholder Ricky Burns in the main event when Premier Boxing Champions returns to CBS on Saturday, May 9 from the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, Main Events’ Kathy Duva shares her elation in handling two televised cards on the same evening, both with definitive results.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the details on WBC lightweight titlist Omar Figueroa possibly moving to the junior welterweight division.
Welterweight beltholder Shawn Porter had to strip down to do it but he weighed in at 146.75 pounds at Friday’s weigh-in for his IBF title defense against British challenger Kell Brook, who weighed 146.5. Porter-Brook headlines Saturday’s Showtime tripleheader in Carson, Calif.
Showtime Sports will offer a live stream of today’s weigh-in for the Shawn Porter-Kell Brook IBF welterweight title bout, beginning at 1 p.m. PT/ 4 p.m. ET. The stream is available YouTube, Ustream, sports.sho.com/live.
RingTV’s Alan Massengale reports from the Fabela Chavez Boxing Center where he spoke with the main event fighter’s of Showtime’s tripleheader on Saturday at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.: Shawn Porter, Kell Brook, Sakio Bika, Anthony Dirrell, Omar Figueroa Jr., and Daniel Estrada.
Daniel Estrada carries the dying wish of his sister into his challenge to WBC lightweight titleholder Omar Figueroa Jr. on Saturday. The Mexico City native lost his sister and one of his nieces to a car accident two weeks ago and has dedicated the fight to their memory.
Omar Figueroa’s recent changes in training have been all about family. This Saturday, he defends his WBC lightweight belt against Daniel Estrada.
Jerry Belmontes looks to rebound from his split-decision loss to WBC lightweight beltholder Omar Figueroa Jr. by beating Abner Cotto in their crossroads bout in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Thursday. The bout tops a “Golden Boy Live!” telecast on Fox Sports 1.
Titles and closure are up for grabs when Showtime broadcasts an August 16 tripleheader with Shawn Porter vs. Kell Brook in its main event.
Critics poured scorn on Ricky Burns following a trio of poor performances against Jose Gonzalez, Raymundo Beltran and Terence Crawford, but the Scottish star looks to bounce back with new coach Tony Sims on Friday when he meets the unbeaten Dejan Zlaticanin in Glasgow.
No less than 18 RING-rated fighters were in action over the past two weeks, including RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and two young welterweight standouts, Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter, who advanced in the 147-pound rankings.