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 Frank Warren To Hearn: Joshua is Number 1? Let Him Prove It! Daily Bread Mailbag: Danny Garcia, Lomachenko, Thurman, More Semajay Thomas Embraces How Boxing Changed His Life Yodmongkol Vor Saengthep Easily Stops Outmatched Opponent Parker: Soon Joshua's Confidence Will Be Tested Against Me Golovkin's Coach: We Never Asked Andre Ward For 164 Weight George Groves Entering Last-Chance Saloon Against Murray LaRon Mitchell Stops Epifanio Mendoza in Three Rounds Keith Thurman-Shawn Porter: Pre-Fight Report Card Ricardo Rodriguez Beats David Quijano in Boxeo Telemundo Canelo's Manager Taking Smith Serious, Expects Dangerous Fight Photos: Vargas Rubs Shoulders With Mayweather at BWAA Awards Canelo's Manager To Critics: We're Back To Our Natural Weight! Kenny Porter Not Concerned With Layoff as Thurman Shot Nears Arum: Thurman-Porter is Good Fight, Hope it Gets Good Rating Thurman Reflects on His Long Journey, Lessons Along The Way Video: Jessie Vargas Talks Kell Brook, Thurman vs. Porter Photos/Weights: PBC on NBCSN - Justin DeLoach-Junior Castillo Photos: Mike Alvarado vs. Josh Torres, Korobov-Vera Weighin DiBella Breaks Down Thurman-Porter, Isn't Sure Who Wins Povetkin, Ryabinsky To Hold Meeting With WBC Next Week Liam Smith: I Will Shake Up The World When I Beat Canelo Groves Explains His Version of Events in Golovkin Sparring Tale Photos: Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter Ready For Barclays War Weights from Brooklyn: Porter Strips to 147, Thurman at 146 Liam Smith vs. Canelo Alvarez - Fight Poster Revealed Canelo Alvarez vs. Liam Smith Finalized at 154, 9/17 on PPV Fury To Klitschko: I'm Hitler? You Stupid F***ing Ukrainian Pr*ck! Golden Boy VP Reacts To Arum, Insists Pacquiao vs. Broner is On! Video: Sky Sports Crew Discuss Klitschko vs. Fury Postponement Video: Joshua-Breazeale, Groves-Murray, Eubank-Doran Weighin Jason Sosa Drills Javier Fortuna in Eleventh, Grabs WBA Title Eubank Jr: I Didn't Want To Take Off Underwear, Scare Everyone Photos: Anthony Joshua, Dominic Breazeale Ready For Battle Felix Diaz-Levan Ghvamichava Tops PBC on FS1, July 12 Photo: Tyson Fury's Badly Bruised, Sprained Ankle Injury Felix Verdejo-Jose Felix Likely For October - If Pacquiao Returns Fury Rolls Ankle, July 9 Klitschko Rematch Postponed Thurman Warns: Stop Protecting Your Record Like Mayweather! Arum: Golovkin vs. Ramirez, We Have Deal in Principle For 2017
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement