The plot thickens in the welterweight division — PBC Jabs

This week on PBC Jabs, we recap our April 28th PBC on FOX show, Errol Spence Jr. announces his return to the ring and Keith Thurman relinquishes his WBC title.

On April 28th PBC returned to FOX with three exciting matchups live from the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. The night began with a bang as Claudio Marrero delivered a jaw-dropping one-punch knockout over previously unbeaten Jorge Lara at the 33-second mark of the very first round. Then, in the co-main event former super middleweight champ Anthony Dirrell battled El Paso’s own Abraham Han. Dirrell knocked Han down in round one and stalked the former kickboxer over the course of 10 rounds to score a unanimous decision victory. In the main event, welterweights Josesito Lopez and Miguel Cruz met in a 10-round bout. Lopez put his veteran skills to good use, controlling the fight from the beginning and delivering previously unbeaten Cruz the first loss of his career with a unanimous decision win.

In other welterweight news, world champ Errol Spence Jr. will defend his title against mandatory challenger Carlos O’Campo on June 16th. The fight will take place near Spence’s hometown of Dallas, Texas, at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, which is the world headquarters of Spence’s beloved Dallas Cowboys.

Plus, in case you missed it, unified welterweight champ Keith “One Time” Thurman relinquished his WBC title as a result of his lengthy injury rehabilitation. Thurman remains the WBA champion and plans to fight for the WBC belt once he is fully recovered. In the meantime, the WBC ordered former champions and leading contenders Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter to fight for the vacant title.

That’s all for this week’s PBC Jabs. Thank you for watching and we’ll see you next time as we continue to bring you the best in boxing!

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