If you missed yesterday’s weigh-in you can watch “Heavy Hitters” Keith Thurman, Julio Diaz, Lucas Matthysse, John Molina, Omar Figueroa Jr. and Jerry Belmontes step on the scale before their Showtime-televised fights tonight at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
Jerry Belmontes enters his lightweight title challenge against Omar Figueroa Jr. with supreme confidence, having defeated the WBC beltholder in the amateurs and coming off an upset victory over Will Tomlinson. Figueroa-Belmontes opens tomorrow’s Showtime tripleheader.
Keith Thurman and Julio Diaz made weight for their Showtime tripleheader main event on Saturday at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Thurman weighed 145.5 pounds. Diaz weighed 146.75. Lucas Matthysse weighed 140 pounds for his co-featured bout against John Molina, who weighed 139.75 pounds.
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Julio Diaz, John Molina and Jerry Belmontes know they aren’t the favorites in their matchups on Saturday’s Showtime Championship Boxing tripleheader but the battle-tested “B-sides” have upset the odds before and believe they can do so again.
WBC lightweight titleholder Omar Figueroa Jr. says his hand is as “close to 100 percent as possible” heading into Saturday’s defense against Jerry Belmontes in the opening bout of the Showtime tripleheader at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
Going into his April 26 bout versus Keith Thurman, former two-time lightweight titlist Julio Diaz says, in spite of the official results, he beat Shawn Porter in their first go-round and Amir Khan.
Former lightweight titlist Julio Diaz isn’t just predicting a win over Keith Thurman on April 26; he’s promising to do it within the distance and with authority.
Lightweight Jerry Belmontes, who has multiple wins over former amateur rival Omar Figueroa Jr., says their April 26 meeting for Figueroa’s WBC strap on Showtime will be no different.
WBC lightweight titleholder Omar Figueroa Jr. kicks off his title reign with a defense against Jerry Belmontes as part of a Showtime tripleheader at the StubHub Center in Carson, California
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.
For the first time, siblings Canelo Alvarez and Ricardo Alvarez are preparing to fight in America on the same night and on the same card when they take on Alfredo Angulo and Omar Figueroa on March 8 in Las Vegas.
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.
Former heavyweight Eddie Chambers will debut as a cruiserweight on Aug. 3 against South Africa’s hard-hitting Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu.
Lamont Peterson’s younger brother, Anthony, will compete in a lightweight bout on Saturday’s undcard to Lamont’s 141-pound main event against Lucas Matthysse.