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Keith Thurman Makes Julio Diaz Quit After 3 High Action Rounds

by on Apr.28, 2014, under Boxing News

Report by Christopher Morgan 

Photos by Armando Cabrera

 

Keith Thurman (right) and Julio Diaz size each other up.

Keith Thurman (right) and Julio Diaz size each other up.

 

CARSON, CA, April, 26, 2014 — Keith Thurman lived up to his nickname of “One Time” with a blistering 3 round performance that left Julio Diaz unable to continue due to a Rib injury after 3 rounds of rapid give and take boxing. The crowd at the Stubhub center in Carson California were disappointed in the brevity of the main event but there was solace in the fact that the co-main event was arguably the Fight of the year to date and will be difficult to top for the rest.

The first round begins with Keith Thurman (22 – 0, 20 Kos) coming out and initiating a glove touch with Julio Diaz (40 -9, 29 Kos) which seems slightly peculiar as Thurman had made bold comments about knocking Julio’s head off in the lead up to the fight.  Thurman jabs three times then misses with a hook off the jab throwing it just a little too wide. Julio Diaz misses a right hand lead and gets caught with a hard hook from Thurman that rocks him back against the ropes, another hook lands from Thurman making Diaz legs do a little dance uncontrollably coming off the floor.  Near rounds end Thurman feints Diaz out of position then backpedals with Diaz in pursuit landing a series of hooks to Diaz body in the process. (continue reading…)

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Thurman vs. Diaz This Saturday!

by on Apr.24, 2014, under Boxing News

 

Keith Thurman (photo courtesy of www.tampabay.com)

Keith Thurman (photo courtesy of www.tampabay.com)

CARSON, CA — On Saturday, April 26th, the hard-slugging 25 year-old Interim World Boxing Association Welterweight Title Holder Keith Thurman (22-0, 20 KO’s) faces former International Boxing Federation Lightweight Champion Julio Diaz (40-9-1, 29 KO’s) in a big step up bout.  Although Diaz is 34 years old, he gave the red hot IBF Welterweight Champion Shawn Porter great difficulty in two previous battles, garnering a draw in 2012 and losing by unanimous decision in September 2013, as well as knocking down former World Lightweight Champion and prospective future Floyd Mayweather opponent Amir Khan in losing by unanimous decision in April 2013.  Our very own Christopher Morgan will be covering the battle for the Cyber Boxing Zone.

“I expect Diaz to fight his heart out. He says he plans to knock me out,” says Thurman. “I don’t know if that’s fight hype or his strategy, but I’ll be ready. I want guys who come to fight. I want to make and be in the best fights. On my record I have an ‘O’ but I’m not afraid to let it go.” (continue reading…)

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Keith Thurman, Lucas Matthysse and Omar Figueroa to Headline Showtime Championship Boxing Tripleheader at Stubhub Center in Carson, California on Saturday, April 26

by on Mar.28, 2014, under Boxing News, Press Releases

LOS ANGELES, CA, March 26, 2014 — StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., has rapidly become known amongst boxing aficionados as the place to be to see world-class fights and fighters. On Saturday, April 26, that reputation continues to grow as Golden Boy Promotions and SHOWTIME Sports® team up for an all-action tripleheader featuring some of the top fighters in the sport today. In the 12-round main event, Florida power-puncher Keith “One Time” Thurman defends his interim WBA World Welterweight Championship against former World Lightweight titleholder Julio “The Kidd” Diaz.

In other televised bouts on SHOWTIME, Argentine knockout king Lucas “The Machine” Matthysse returns in a 10-round matchup against hard-hitting Californian John Molina and Omar “Panterita” Figueroa Jr. defends his WBC Lightweight World Championship against fellow Texan Jerry “The Corpus Christi Kid” Belmontes. (continue reading…)

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Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman, Lucas Matthysse & Omar Figueroa Slated to Headline Explosive ‘Showtime’ Gig April 26th!

by on Mar.27, 2014, under Boxing News

Tickets on Sale Today at 10:00 a.m. PT

 

 

Keith Thurman shadow boxing (photo by Belle Ayllon)

Keith Thurman shadow boxing (photo by Belle Ayllon)

LOS ANGELES — The StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., has rapidly become known amongst boxing aficionados as the place to be to see world-class fights and fighters. On Saturday, April 26, that reputation continues to grow as Golden Boy Promotions and SHOWTIME Sports® team up for an all-action tripleheader featuring some of the top fighters in the sport today. In the 12-round main event, Florida power-puncher Keith “One Time” Thurman defends his interim WBA World Welterweight Championship against former World Lightweight titleholder Julio “The Kidd” Diaz.

In other televised bouts on SHOWTIME, Argentine knockout king Lucas “The Machine” Matthysse returns in a 10-round matchup against hard-hitting Californian John Molina and Omar “Panterita” Figueroa Jr. defends his WBC Lightweight World Championship against fellow Texan Jerry “The Corpus Christi Kid” Belmontes. (continue reading…)

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Floyd “Money” Mayweather Is “The One” After Dazzling Performance Against Canelo Alvarez Saturday on SHOWTIME PPV®

by on Sep.15, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Danny “Swift” Garcia Outblasts Lucas “The Machine” Matthysse In Co-Main Event In Front Of Nearly 17,000 Fans At The MGM Grand Garden Arena In Las Vegas

Delayed Broadcast To Air Saturday, Sept. 21 At 9 p.m. ET / PT (Delayed on the West Coast)

LAS VEGAS, NV, September 14, 2013 — Floyd Mayweather truly is “THE ONE.”

The undisputed, pound-for-pound champion put on a clinic against Mexican sensation Canelo Alvarez, handing the 23-year-old superstar his first loss in the toughest test of his career Saturday on SHOWTIME PPV at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Canelo (42-1-1, 30 KO’s) fought with everything he had, but couldn’t solve the puzzle of Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather showcased his signature speed and elusiveness in front of a largely pro-Canelo crowd of 16,746 fans en route to a majority decision (114-114, 116-112, 117-111). (continue reading…)

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