Advertisement
Advertisement

Belmontes, Solis Set For Saturday Telefutura Showcase

By Jake Donovan

There were no issues at the scales during Friday's weigh-in for this weekend's Telefutura Solo Boxeo Tecate broadcast. The show airs live from the Pharr Convention Center in McAllen, TX (Saturday, 11PM CT). 

In the headliner, unbeaten local prospect Jerry Belmontes (15-0, 5KO) takes on Rameses Gil of Puerto Rico (7-3-5, 5KO) in an eight-round super featherweight bout. Belmontes weighed in at 129.5 lb, while Gil came in at the divisional limit of 130 lb.

A special heavyweight attraction features the comeback of 2004 Olympic Gold medalist Odlanier Solis. The heavyweight contender fights for the first time since his failed title bid against Vitali Klitschko in March '10. Solis takes on Konstantin Airich in a 12-round regional heavyweight title fight. 

While the talent is undeniable, the results have been less than eye-catching. Solis was holding his own for the brief amount of time he was in the ring with Klitschko, until he was dropped and his knee gave in at the end of the round. Saturday's comeback isn't promising from a conditioning standpoint, as Solis (17-1, 12KO) came in at a fleshy 267.5 lb. Airich (23-5-2, 17KO) came in at a lean 225.75 lb. 

Highlights of the heavyweight attraction will be shown via delay on the telecast.

The televised portion of the card opens with a four-round super bantamweight bout between local rookies Oscar Tovar (4-1, 2KO) and Gilbert Cancino (1-0). Tovar, who hails from Alton, TX, weighed in at 123 lb., slightly heavier than the Brownsville-based Cancino, who weighed 122.25.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox or submit questions/comments to [email protected]
Tags: Odlanier Solis image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by chubano on 05-18-2012

Yes, I read it on boxeoMundial. His weight is not an issue“, adds the coach. „Peopleshould judge Solis from his performance in the ring. See how fast he is, seehow he moves in the ring. Who cares about the scale…

Comment by frosty-g on 05-18-2012

was 2011 solís last fought, not 2010

Comment by frosty-g on 05-18-2012

[QUOTE=chubano;12145096]I hope he shows some better shape, his worst enemy is the weight. I do not know why Diaz keeps telling him that weight does not matter, I disagree with Diaz, Solis needs to be at 235lb.[/QUOTE] does díaz actually…

Comment by chubano on 05-18-2012

I hope he shows some better shape, his worst enemy is the weight. I do not know why Diaz keeps telling him that weight does not matter, I disagree with Diaz, Solis needs to be at 235lb.

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Trainer: Tyson Fury Will NOT Retire, Likely Targets Joshua Next Khan Would Reject Mayweather: I'll Mess With Him Like He Did Me Sanchez: I'm Confident Golovkin KO's 'Diva' Canelo in 8 or 9 Luis Ortiz Back on Track After Greg Cohen Withdraws Lawsuit Flint-born Dirrell Brothers Fighting Through Anger, Frustration Bob Arum: It's Obvious Floyd Mayweather is Coming Back De La Hoya: Golovkin Didn't Want Lara - And Canelo Beat Him! Gilberto Ramirez-Dominik Britsch on Crawford-Postol HBO PPV De La Hoya: I Thought Pacquiao Would Be Easy, Canelo in Tough! Gassiev Warns Povetkin: Wilder Punches Harder Than Klitschko Verdejo Not Worried About Critics, Intends To Fulfill Expectations Freddie Roach Says Frankie Gomez in 'Best Shape' For Herrera Amir Khan Stands To Pocket 13 Million in Canelo Showdown Brown on PBC: We're Giving Fans What They Want and Expect Examining the Badou Jack-Lucian Bute Scorecards Anthony Joshua-Zhang Zhilei Eyed For The Future in China? Glen Tapia Ready For David Lemieux, Feels A lot Stronger at 160 Bute Wants the Winner of DeGale-Jack Unification Fight Photos: Anthony Crolla vs. Ismael Barroso Open Workouts Examining the James DeGale-Porky Medina Scorecards Hearn Wants Joshua to Become Pay-Per-View Star in America ALA Promotions Prez: Magsayo Will Never Be Another Pacquiao De La Hoya Breaks Down Speed vs. Power Fights of The Past Curtis Stevens on The Trainer Switch To John David Jackson Team Verdejo Bring in Nutrionists, Sports Psychologists For 6/11 DeGale: I Showed Medina Levels, He Doesn't Deserve Rematch Garcia: If Golovkin Will Face Floyd at 154, Then Face Canelo at 155 Magdaleno To Apply Pressure For Nonito Donaire Title Shot Tommy Coyle Calls To Avenge Luke Campbell KO Loss Video: Hearn Talks Judging Issues in Boxing, Crolla vs. Barroso Amir Khan Followed Strict Diet Switch For Showdown With Canelo Video: Hearn Excited About Mayweather vs. Matchroom Card Shane Mosley Makes Heroic Rescue Of Baby in Freeway Wreck Video: Eddie Hearn Talks DeGale vs. Jack, Smith, More Garcia: Amir Khan Will Not Be an Easy Fight For Canelo "Fighting Words" - On Francisco Vargas’ Positive Drug Test Bute on Jack Draw: I Started Too Late Yet Again Matthysse To Sit Down With De La Hoya in Vegas, Discuss Future Mayweather, Hearn in Talks For TMT vs. Matchroom Card Video: James DeGale on Mayweather, Hearn Rift, Jack, More
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement