Advertisement
Advertisement

Williams-Centeno, Porter-Diaz II in Play For September

By Francisco Salazar

Golden Boy Promotions will promote two televised fight cards prior to the anticipated showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, matchmaker Robert Diaz told Boxingscene.com on Monday afternoon.

The two cards will take place on Tuesday, September 10th and on Thursday in Las Vegas, NV. The show on Tuesday will be broadcast live on ESPN2 at a venue that is yet to be announced.

The Thursday show will be broadcast live on Fox Sports, reportedly from the MGM Grand property.

Diaz confirmed two fights will take place during fight week. One bout will be a scheduled 10 round bout between unbeaten junior middleweights Julian Williams and Hugo Centeno, Jr.

The other bout is a rematch between welterweights Shawn Porter and former world champion Julio Diaz, who fought to a spirited split decision draw on December 15th at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, CA.

“Both fights have been signed and agreed to,” said Diaz.

According to Diaz, both fights could land on one card or one fight could land on Tuesday, while the other fight lands on Thursday.

However, Joel De La Hoya told Boxingscene.com on Sunday night that Centeno (19-0, 9 KOs) will fight Williams (13-0-1, 7 KOs) on the Thursday show. De La Hoya manages Centeno.

De La Hoya also confirmed to Boxingscene.com that Centeno will be sparring Miguel Cotto at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, CA, starting on Tuesday.

As is customary in boxing, Golden Boy will have the final say as to whether Centeno-Williams will remain on the Thursday show or will take place on Tuesday.

Diaz (40-8-1, 29 KOs) is coming off a very close decision loss in his last fight to Amir Khan on April 27th in Sheffield, England. Porter (21-0-1, 14 KOs) won a one-sided 10 round unanimous decision over Phil Lo Greco on May 18th in Atlantic City, NJ. 


Francisco A. Salazar has written for Boxingscene.com since September and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. He also covers boxing for the Ventura County (CA) Star newspaper. He could be reached by email at [email protected] or on twitter at FSalazarBoxing 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hougigo on 08-06-2013

OH? I thought Porter was with TR.... guess I was wrong. Cross him off the list of Pac opponents

Comment by Jc8804 on 08-06-2013

Yeah that whole week is a great lineup

Comment by rogdogx on 08-06-2013

I hope trout vs lara happens on sept 14th

Comment by Jc8804 on 08-06-2013

Go J Rock. That kid is on his way, great trainer, manager And team as a whole , getting exposure and being braught up Like a sweet science. Can wait to see him dismantle centeno jr Who is tough as…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Felix Diaz vs. Miguel Vazquez: PBC on FS1, 5/28 WBC: Adonis Stevenson Must Face Eleider Alvarez After Next Fight Video: Joe Gallagher Talks Crolla vs. Barroso Clash Canelo-Khan II Would Be Pursued in '16 if Khan Wins De La Hoya's Story in Doubt as Trump 'Great Golfer' Video Surfaces Alantez Fox Faces Milton Nunez on PBC on Bounce Video: Anthony Crolla Ready For Barroso Showdown WBC Prez: Mayweather is Champion Emeritus Like Klitschko Was Lemieux: I Still Believe That I Can Beat Gennady Golovkin Zolani Tete is Upset By Withdrawal of Zhanat Zhakiyanov WBC: If Khan Wins, He Can Choose Golovkin at 160 or Garcia at 147 Kermit Cintron Ready For Battle With Eduardo Flores Photos: Canelo vs. Khan Undercard Open Workouts Photos: Anthony Crolla, Ismael Barroso Go Face To Face Deontay Wilder Possibility Helped Draw Joshua To Showtime Broner: I Showed More In Maidana Loss Than In My Wins Khan: Look at Kell Brook's Last 10 Foes, Is It Worth Fighting Him? Jason Quigley: For Me - It's Live Fast and Die a Legend Hearn: I Made Derry Mathews Offer For Dodd on Bellew-Makabu Pulev vs. Chisora Provides Heavyweight Punch To AWE Doubleheader Canelo: While I'm at 155-Pounds, I'm Not Facing Anyone at 160 Hamed Backs Carl Frampton To Overcome Leo Santa Cruz British Boxing Update: Nick Blackwell, Ryan Fields, Welborn Hatton Warns Khan: Canelo Puts on Huge Amount of Weight Ismael Barroso - Never Too Late to Arrive Video: Hopkins Sounds Off on State of Boxing, Mayweather, More Video: Canelo Slams Gennady Golovkin, Talks Khan Clash De La Hoya: To Those Who Know Boxing - Khan is HUGE Favorite Video: Bernard Hopkins Details The Need For Golovkin vs. Kovalev Amir Khan Will Not Rule Out Fighting Gennady Golovkin Next WBC President Outlines Canelo/Golovkin/Khan Title Resolution De La Hoya on Khan: I'm Actually Nervous For Canelo Video: Canelo vs. Khan Final Press Conference De La Hoya: I Won't Vote Trump, He Cheated Me in Golf Video: Bernard Hopkins Tells Golovkin To Follow His Lead Jose Benavidez-Francisco Santana in Play For Crawford-Postol Khan: If Trump Wins, Might Be Last Fight For Me, Canelo at MGM Photos: Canelo, Khan Face To Face at Final Presser Breazeale Warns Joshua: Prepare For War, I'll Be Guns Blazing Broner Describes Troubles Making Weight For Theophane Fight
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement