Sergio Thompson learned Sunday of his opportunity to face Ricardo Alvarez as the replacement for injured WBC lightweight beltholder Omar Figueroa Jr. on Saturday’s Canelo-Angulo undercard. On Thursday he learned the fight might be on the pay-per-view broadcast.
Canelo Alvarez, Alfredo Angulo and other combatants on the ‘Toe to Toe’ card squared off onstage for the last time before Saturday’s opening bell at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Ricardo Alvarez-Sergio Thompson will replace the scheduled bout between Carlos Molina and Jermall Charlo on Showtime Pay Per View if the jailed Molina is not released in time for Friday’s weigh-in.
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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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.
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.
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.”
Canelo Alvarez and Alfredo Angulo had vocal fans supporting them at the kick-off press conference for their March 8 PPV headliner in L.A. However, it remains to be seen if fans across the U.S. will purchase the Mexican showdown given both fighters are coming off losses.
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.
Canelo Alvarez’s older brother, Ricardo, won by a majority decision over Rod Salka on Saturday at The Alamodome.
Richard Schaefer said Canelo Alvarez is paying for and may attend this weekend’s funeral for Javier Jauregui, the former IBF lightweight titleholder who died after suffereing a stroke on Wednesday. Jauregui was longtime member of Alvarez’s training team.
Most of the fighters involved in the Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana, Leo Santa Cruz-Cesar Seda, Keith Thurman-Jesus Soto Karass and Beibut Shumenov-Tamas Kovacs matchups promised fireworks on Saturday at The Alamodome in San Antonio.