RingTV.com has a live round-by-round update of tonight’s junior featherweight bout during which WBC titleholder Leo Santa Cruz won by unanimous decision over Cesar Seda. The Showtime broadcast began at 5:00 p.m. PT/ 8:00 p.m. ET.
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.
Canelo Alvarez believes that he will “find a way” to land his shots against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday and the defending junior middleweight champ says sparring with lighter-weight fighters helped make him sharp enough to do so.
Stephen Espinoza on the numbers generated by All Access: Mayweather vs. Canelo: “Well over half a million people saw the first episode of All Access on the premiere night, which is a very good number.”
Abner Mares told RingTV.com that his stunning loss to Jhonny Gonzalez “woke up the beast that I had inside of me.” Mares says he’ll get right back in training and target Gonzalez for a rematch or Leo Santa Cruz.
Jhonny Gonzalez, Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz spoke to the media after their explosive fights on Aug. 24. Gonzalez may have scored the upset of the year with his first-round KO of Mares, who was gracious and classy in defeat. Santa Cruz spoke about winning his second world title.
Action shots from two title-winning knockouts in Carson, Calif.: Jhonny Gonzalez’s first-round KO of Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz’s third-round stoppage of Victor Terrazas. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
It took less than three rounds for Leo Santa Cruz to add a second title in as many divisions to his résumé on Saturday night as he demolished WBC junior featherweight beltholder Victor Terrazas at the Stub Hub Center in the evening’s co-feature.
RingTV.com will have a live round-by-round update of Saturday’s Leo Santa Cruz-Victor Terrazas fight for Terrazas’ WBC junior featherweight title.
The main event fighters of Saturday’s Showtime Championship Boxing doubleheader made weight on Friday at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Abner Mares weighed in at 125.5 pounds for his WBC featherweight title defense against Jhonny Gonzalez, who weighed 125 pounds.
Abner Mares grew up poor and fending for himself in the streets but is now a married father of two girls and the wearer of championship belts in three divisions.
Showtime Sports will stream today’s weigh-in for tomorrow’s featherweight showdown between WBC titleholder Abner Mares and two-division beltholder Jhonny Gonzalez taking place at StuHub Center in Carson, Calif. The weigh-in will stream live in high definition via Ustream and sports.sho.com/live at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT.
Victor Terrazas isn’t going to allow Leo Santa Cruz to take his WBC 122-pound title without a hell of a fight this Saturday. The Guadalajara native had to overcome an impoverished childhood and survive a final-round knockdown in his hard-fought title win against Cristian Mijares to earn his place in boxing.
Unbeaten WBC featherwieght titleholder Abner Mares on his Aug. 24 fight with veteran two-division beltholder Jhonny Gonzalez: “You will see a different Abner Mares. I can’t wait to show that I’m one of the elite.”
The Sept. 14 Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez fight highlights a huge fall lineup for Golden Boy, with another pay-per-view event to follow on Nov. 9.
Mike Alvarado has made public his reasons for not yet accepting a proposed Oct. 19 clash with Ruslan Provodnikov.