Mike Tyson will be inducted into the Nevada Hall of Fame on Aug. 10, along with former titleholder Mike McCallum and the late Diego Corrales.
Omar Figueroa, who has stopped four of his last five opponents in the first round, wants to keep his KO streak going when he faces Nihito Arakawa in the opening bout of Showtime’s “Knockout Kings II” telecast on Saturday. However, the humble-but-formidable lightweight prospect says he can do a lot more than punch.
Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios will embark on a seven-city, international press tour in advance of their November fight in Macau.
Jesus Soto Karass on his fight with Andre Berto: “The bottom line is that I want to win. Yes, I’m going to give a great performance, like I always do. I’m ready to die in the ring like every Mexican.”
Omar Figueroa stopped Abner Cotto in the first round of their chief undercard bout to the Saul Alvarez-Austin Trout junior middleweight championship on Saturday in San Antonio. Figueroa dropped his fellow unbeaten lightweight prospect twice before it was stopped.
Unbeaten lightweight prospects Omar Figueroa Jr. and Abner Cotto will square off in the co-featured bout to the Showtime-televised junior middleweight showdown between Saul Alvarez and Austin Trout on April 20 in San Antonio, Texas.
Luis Ramos won his debut on ShoBox: The New Generation with a hard-fought unanimous decision over tough and crafty veteran Reymundo Beltran. Omar Figueroa stopped fellow unbeaten prospect Michael Perez in the co-featured bout.