Daniel Estrada taps Juan Manuel Marquez for Omar Figueroa bout

12
Aug

Daniel Estrada taps Juan Manuel Marquez for Omar Figueroa bout

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.

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10
Jul

Lem’s latest: Porter-Brook tripleheader; Broner, Matthysse return

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.

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23
Jun

Lem’s latest: Ricky Burns wants Omar Figueroa, post-Dejan Zlaticanin

Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook details former WBO lightweight titleholder Ricky Burns’ plans should he get past Dejan Zlaticanin on June 27.

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25
Mar

Keith Thurman, Lucas Matthysse, Omar Figueroa on April 26 tripleheader

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.

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04
Mar

Ricardo Alvarez-Sergio Thompson on Canelo Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo card

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.

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01
Mar

Omar Figueroa off Mar. 8 card with left wrist injury

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.

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26
Feb

Omar Figueroa Jr. to make Ricardo Alvarez pay for his ‘sacrifice’

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.

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12
Feb

Omar Figueroa ‘looking for the knockout’ versus Ricardo Alvarez

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.”

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06
Feb

Canelo Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo coming to a theater near you

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.

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29
Jan

Omar Figueroa elevated to full WBC champion

Omar Figueroa is now the full WBC lightweight champion, and will make his first defense against Ricardo Alvarez. Adrien Broner was the beltholder, but hasn’t fought at lightweight since November 2012.

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