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Omar Figueroa Retains WBC Lightweight Title With Split Decision Over Jerry Belmontes

After losing all five of his amateur fights against Belmontes, Figueroa (23-0-1, 17 KOs), of Weslaco, Texas, got his revenge in his first world title defense, outpointing Belmontes (19-4, 5 KOs), of Corpus Christi, Texas, by the scores of 118-110, 116-112 and 113-115. “He gave me more than trouble,’’ Figueroa said. “He wouldn’t make a fight out of it. I’m sorry to the fans. It was [...]

Thurman/Diaz Live On BoxNation Tomorrow

Rising star Keith Thurman is ready to do the business against former world champion Julio Diaz this weekend before going after IBF champion Shawn Porter. The highly touted Thurman, who has been making serious waves in the welterweight division, goes up against the experienced Diaz, who ran Amir Khan extremely close 12 months ago, this Saturday night at the StubHub Center in California, live [...]

Is this Golden Boy/Showtime Tripleheader entertaining matchmaking or mismatches on premium cable?

This Saturday night from the fan friendly StubHub Center in Carson California, yet another Golden Boy Promotions Tripleheader will broadcasted by Showtime Sports. The card has recognizable names in what some boxing fans, many media members, and all the betting websites, have labeled as showcase type action fights that will surely be a boom or bust on social media Saturday night. As a team in [...]

Final Presser Quotes – Thurman, Diaz, Matthysse, Molina, Figueroa & More

LOS ANGELES (April 24, 2014) – With Oscar De La Hoya presiding over the festivities, Golden Boy Promotions hosted the final press conference for their exciting, stacked fight card this Saturday, April 26 headlining Keith Thurman vs. Julio Diaz at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, following the premiere of ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Maidana Episode 2) and [...]

Omar Figueroa Vs. Jerry Belmontes: Two Fighters With A History

This Saturday, April 26, Jerry Belmontes will challenge fellow Texan Omar Figueroa for Figueroa’s WBC Lightweight Belt. Although this is their first professional bout against one another, the two fighters have fought several times as amateurs. ABOUT THE FIGHTERS Omar Figueroa became the WBC Lightweight Champion on July 27, 2013 after winning a unanimous decision against Japanese champion [...]

Canelo vs. Angulo: “A perfect match-up for Canelo’s comeback”

In the unpredictable sport of boxing, anything can and often does happen inside the squared circle on fight night, especially on the world class level. Although a man’s fate can turn with one cracking shot on the whiskers, styles usually dictate the eventual victor and loser. Despite being one of the hardest punchers within the talented 154 pound weight division, most boxing pundits and experts [...]

The Story Of The Non-Boxing Fan

In San Antonio two weeks ago a fight that resonated across the boxing landscape took place. Undefeated Omar Figueroa and highly ranked Nihito Arakawa basically beat the tar out of each other for 12 rounds in a lightweight bout with the Japanese fighter taking the brunt of the damage. Now this has all been covered by the boxing media ad nauseum but, what has not been covered, because honestly it is [...]

The Fans Have Spoken: Round 3 Of Figueroa-Arakawa Is No. 1

The fans have spoken and Round 3 is the overwhelming favorite from Saturday’s classic slugfest between Omar Figueroa and Nihito Arakawa. During re-airings of this past Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast, fans were encouraged to Tweet their favorite round of the tripleheader. The results were clear and, in the eye of the fans, Round 3 of the Fight of the Year candidate is their No. [...]

The Pugilist KOrner: Keith Thurman, Omar Figueroa, Anthony Dirrell, and Bermane Stiverne, More!

The Law Offices of Mario Davila is proud to present Interim WBA Welterweight Champion Keith “One Time” Thurman, Interim WBC Lightweight Champion Omar Figueroa, heralded fight trainer Joel Diaz, boxing manager Frank Espinosa, Super Middleweight contender Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell, and WBC Heavyweight title challenger Bermane Stiverne on this week’s edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”!! [...]

Golden Boy versus Top Rank Edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap

The Law Offices of Mario Davila is proud to present a special “Promotion and Network War” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap” tonight at 9:00 PM EST. Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506 During tonight’s broadcast, James and Joseph will discuss this past weekend’s respective fight cards on rival networks, HBO and Showtime, and examine the matchmaking efforts [...]