In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the details on WBC lightweight titlist Omar Figueroa possibly moving to the junior welterweight division.
The WBC has scheduled purse bids for Sept. 12 in Las Vegas in case deals are not reached between its No. 1-rated 140-pound contender Viktor Postol and RING junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia, and heavyweight Deontay Wilder and titleholder Bermane Stiverne.
Junior welterweight standouts and managerial stablemates Ruslan Provodnikov and Viktor Postol benefit from sparring with each other at the Wild Card gym, but they will likely never fight as they are friends, according to their manager Vadim Kornilov.
Juan Manuel Marquez was the black sheep in the Mexican triumvirate that included Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales but has outlasted the others and emerged as the enduring star, which he proved once again with a dominant decision over Mike Alvarado.
Tall, lanky Ukrainian Viktor Postol stopped Selcuk Aydin at 2:52 of the 11th round of a junior welterweight fight on the Juan Manuel Marquez-Mike Alvarado card to solidify his position as the WBC’s No. 1-ranked contender.
Like most observers and fans, Juan Manuel Marquez believes Saturday night’s fight against Mike Alvarado is sure to be a war.