Sergio Thompson To Replace Figueroa Jr. Against Alvarez

LAS VEGAS, NV - Ricardo Alvarez, the older brother of headliner Canelo Alvarez, has a new opponent for the Toe-to-Toe card. Sergio Thompson will now fight Alvarez in place of WBC lightweight champion Omar Figueroa Jr. Figueroa withdrew from the card last Friday citing a re-injury to his left hand. Since this is no longer a title bout, it will not be part of the PPV broadcast. Instead...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Jorge Linares and Nihito Arakawa to open Showtime PPV

A lightweight fight between former two-time World Champion Jorge "Niño de Oro" Linares (35-3, 23 KOs) and exciting Japanese contender Nihito Arakawa (24-3-1, 16 KOs) has been elevated to open the SHOWTIME PPV presentation of "TOE TO TOE: CANELO VS. ANGULO," a four-fight pay-per-view event airing live this Saturday, March 8, (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT), from the MGM...
Via Ringnews24
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Pablo Cesar Cano, Marco Antonio Periban, Jorge Linares in action in Cancun this weekend

Welterweight contenders collide at the Grand Oasis Resort in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico on Saturday, March 16 when Mexico's own Pablo Cesar "El Demoledor" Cano and Manuel Perez square off in a 10-round battle that will be broadcast on FOX Deportes in the United States and Televisa in Mexico. The co-featured attraction will be a 10 round fight for the vacant NABF Super...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Weekend Afterthoughts On Two Excellent Scraps, Jorge Linares And Ivan Calderon

It's a good weekend for boxing when the big question is, "Which of two excellent bouts was better?" My vote is forthcoming, but video at the end of the post will allow you to make up your own mind. Adrian Hernandez-Kompayak Porpramook II. The picture was a giveaway. I vote for the one with "porp." Porpramook lost the rematch of these two top junior flyweights...
Via The Queensbury Rules
October 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Thompson must settle for Solis

When Sergio Thompson (22-2, 20 KOs) stopped Jorge Linares in two rounds last March, not only was it an early candidate for Upset of the Year, but it meant that the Cancun native was headed for a title shot against WBC lightweight champ Antonio DeMarco. Then Thompson was informed by Jose Sulaiman and the WBC that what was billed as a "WBC lightweight title eliminator fight"...
Via Fox Sports
May 23, 2012  |  Discuss

WBC KOs Thompson’s earned title shot

After Sergio Thompson pulled off the major upset on March 31 by stopping the heavily favored Jorge Linares, he broke down in tears. Not only had he defied the odds, but he was on the verge of a world title shot. Linares-Thompson was billed as a WBC eliminator with the winner getting a July shot at lightweight champ Antonio DeMarco. Apparently, though, it was only an eliminator if...
Via Fox Sports
April 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Linares faces Thompson on Saturday

This Saturday from the Oasis Hotel Complex in Cancun, Mexico, Jorge Linares 31-2 (20 KO) takes on Sergio Thompson 21-2 (19 KO) in a WBC lightweight title eliminator. Linares has more to lose on Saturday night than just the fight, as a win sends him into a rematch with Antonio Demarco, who won a bloody battle with Linares last October. Linares has long been considered a "can...
Via Fox Sports
March 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Marco Antonio Periban added to March 21 Cancun card headlined by Jorge Linares

A hot card at the Grand Oasis Cancun in Cancun, Mexico just got hotter, as a 10 round super middleweight battle between Mexico City's unbeaten Marco Antonio Periban and Guadalajara's Gerardo Diaz has been added as the co-featured fight on Saturday, March 31 before the main event between former Two-Division World Champion Jorge "El Nino de Oro" Linares and...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 28, 2012  |  Discuss

DeMarco cruises in title defense, Jorge Linares rematch next?

This past weekend, in his fist title defense, Antonio DeMarco (26-2, 20 KOs) retained his WBC lightweight championship with a spectacular performance,  knocking out Miguel "Mickey" Roman (37-10, 28 KOs) in the fifth round.  The victory has opened up a floodgate of opportunities for DeMarco who hails from Los Mochis, Mexico, but a rematch with Jorge Linares is what...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Jorge Linares back in action March 31 in Cancun

Following an exciting February event, the Oasis Cancun in Cancun, Mexico will once again host Televisa's hit series "Sabados De Corona," this time featuring a Saturday, March 31 showdown between former Two-Division World Champion Jorge "El Nino de Oro" Linares and hometown hero Sergio "Yeyo" Thompson. Venezuelan star Jorge Linares (31-2, 20...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 01, 2012  |  Discuss

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