- Austin Trout looking to turn his career around against Daniel Dawson
- Is Canelo capable of taking the baton from Mayweather to become boxing’s next PPV star?
- Maidana throwing 100 punches per round in training for Mayweather
- Kell Brook’s trainer doesn’t want him to take an easy fight on December 6th
- Deontay Wilder not worried about Stiverne’s power
- Maidana, Santa Cruz & Angulo quotes ahead of "Mayhem: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2"
- Kiwitt Back On Home Soil
- Frankie De Alba Headlines on Saturday, October 4 at Valley Forge Casino & Resort
- Undefeated Mexican Future Stars In WBF Title Fights
- STALKER TO FACE JENKINS IN BRITISH TITLE ELIMINATOR ON MAGNIFICENT SEVEN CARD
- Heavyweight hopeful Otto Wallin returns on August 30
- Philippine Supreme Court issues temporary restraining order in Manny Pacquiao tax case
News: Sergio Thompson vs. Luis Armando Juarez on Saturday; Juan Carlos Burgos
LOS ANGELES, October 24 – Rapidly turning into one of the most feared knockout artists to emerge from Mexico in years, Cancun’s Sergio Thompson aims to extend his string of early finishes to nine on Saturday, October 27, when he defends his WBC International Silver Super Featherweight title against Luis Armando Juarez in a 12 round main event from the Centro Internacional de Convenciones in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico which will be televised on FOX Deportes in the United States and on Televisa in Mexico.
In the co-main event, also scheduled for 12 rounds, unbeaten Roberto Ortiz of Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico City makes the first defense of his WBC Silver Super Lightweight title against Zacatecas’ Jhean Carlo Aparicio.
Thompson vs. Juarez is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Pepe Gomez Promotor Deportivo and sponsored by Corona, Periodico QueQui and Quintana Roo Tourism. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. CT and the first fight begins at 6:30 p.m. CT. The FOX Deportes broadcast will air on Sunday, October 28 at 5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. PT* (check local listings for exact broadcast time due to MLB World Series schedule) and the Televisa broadcast will air on Saturday, October 27 on Canal 5 at 10:30 p.m. CT.
Currently ranked number one in the world at super featherweight by the WBC, 28-year-old Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson (24-2, 22 KO’s) is closing in on his well-deserved shot at WBC Super Featherweight World Champion Takahiro Aoh, but to get it, he must first dispatch of Juarez on October 27. One of the sport’s busiest contenders, Thompson has stopped former World Champion Jorge Linares, Juan Ramon Solis and Carlos Claudio in the past seven months, pushing his knockout streak to eight.
A native of the boxing rich nation of Argentina, 30-year-old San Miguel product Luis Armando Juarez (16-5-2, 4 KO’s) can begin a serious quest for a world title should he upset Thompson on October 27. The winner of four of his last five bouts, Juarez has the style, determination and motivation to push Thompson to the late rounds and then make a run for the biggest win of his professional career.
The number five ranked super lightweight in the world, Torreon’s Roberto “Massa” Ortiz (26-0-1, 22 KO’s) is yet another talented Mexican fighter making his mark with a mix of power, speed and ring savvy. After serving his apprenticeship on the local scene, Ortiz stepped it up in 2011, putting together eight wins against quality opponents while defending his WBC Silver belt five times. Now looking to make his sixth successful defense, Ortiz is ready to make a statement against Aparicio on October 27.
26-year old Jhean Carlo Aparicio (23-4, 17 KO’s) has been awaiting an opportunity like this since he turned professional in 2008. On October 27, he’ll get his chance to shine on television in the United States and Mexico against a top-rated contender in Ortiz. The winner of seven of his last nine bouts, including three in a row, Aparicio is going to enter the ring with fists flying in order to show Ortiz that he means business.
CONGRATULATIONS TO “LATINO FIGHTER OF THE YEAR” WBO SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION JUAN CARLOS BURGOS!
Hollywood, FL (October 24) – The World Boxing Organization held day one of its 25th annual convention yesterday at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Among the many subjects on their agenda, the WBO presented fighter of the year recognition awards to their regional champions. Amongst the acknowledged was WBO Latino Super Featherweight Champion Juan Carlos Burgos.
The Mexican native, Juan Carlos Burgos (30-1, 20 KOs), is the mandatory challenger to the title at 130 currently held by puerto rican Roman “Rocky” Martinez (26-1-1, 13 KOs).
Said Burgos, “I am extremely humbled and proud to receive this award. Having dedicated my life to the sport, it means so much to me. I have always and will continue to give my very best in the ring.”
- Results from “Path to Glory SD Style” San Diego, CA
- Anthony Barnes takes out Darryl Fields with a first round KO
- Brook Upsets Porter to take home the title
- Figueroa stops Estrada in an exciting fight
- Dirrell wins rematch with Bika, takes home the belt
- Brook defeats Porter; Dirrell and Bika look poor; Figueroa toughs it out
- Deontay Wilder stops Gavern, wants Klitschko after Stiverne fight
- Broner: Khan and Brook can’t beat me
- Robert Garcia impressed with Algieri’s talent level
- Brandon Rios vs. Ruslan Provodnikov in the works for November
- Alfredo Angulo not worried about September 13th fight against De La Rosa
- Cotto working on selecting his December 13th opponent
- Frampton will beat Kiko Martinez, says Santa Cruz
- Wladimir working with 15 sparring partners to get ready for Pulev