Former World Champion Omar Figueroa Jr. tangles with top contender Yordenis Ugás in a WBC welterweight title eliminator, hard-hitting former Champion Sergey Lipinets clashes with veteran John Molina Jr. in a welterweight duel and former Champions Luis Nery and Juan Carlo Payano collide in a bantamweight showdown on the Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman card that takes place July 20 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Making the first defense of his WBC World Welterweight Title, Shawn Porter eked out a split-decision win over a game Yordenis Ugas in a classic 147-pound battle Saturday night on FOX.
Stepping into the ring against Juan Carlos Payano is the equivalent of taking an open-book math exam … while also holding the answer key … and yet somehow still flunking the test. On Tuesday night, Alexis Santiago became the latest student who failed to make the grade.
Juan Carlos Payano has already accomplished the one goal that’s atop every professional boxer’s to-do list: become a world champion. Now Payano is determined to check off box No. 2 on that list: do it again.
Rau’shee Warren didn’t score the overwhelming victory he was seeking Saturday night in his 118-pound title rematch with Juan Carlos Payano, but the three-time U.S. Olympian did enough to earn his first world championship.
After Juan Carlos Payano edged Rau’shee Warren in a split decision last August to retain his 118-pound world title, either man could've make a valid argument that he won the fight. Heading into their rematch, both boxers are seeking a more definitive conclusion.
It’s been 10 months since Rau’shee Warren fell just short of beating Juan Carlos Payano in their 118-pound title fight, and he’s still convinced the better man didn’t win.
When Juan Carlos Payano defended his 118-pound world title last year against Rau’shee Warren, the 12-round blood-and-guts battle of southpaws was a bit too much for his oldest son to withstand.