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.
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.
Although there was not a lot of action this past week, THE RING Ratings Panel made some significant changes to the junior lightweight rankings, which experienced a shake-up thanks to the advancement of beltholders Rances Barthelemy and Takashi Miura.
RING featherweight champion Mikey Garcia could rise into the junior lightweight ranks to challenge WBO beltholder Roman “Rocky” Martinez.
Unbeaten junior welterweight Brandon Rios is an ambassador for the non-profit organization, Padres Contra El Cancer, or, Parents Against Cancer.