Advertisement
Advertisement

Yeyo Thompson Back on 1/19, Eyes Diaz Title Fight In April

By Jake Donovan

Sergio ‘Yeyo’ Thompson has frustratingly waited all year to cash in on his knockout win over Jorge Linares way back in March.

That opportunity finally appears well within reach. Two fights are being planned within the first four months of 2013, the latter a potential long awaited alphabet title shot.

Thompson (25-2, 23KO) enjoyed a career-best year in 2012, with the win over Linares one of four knockouts he scored on the year. The super featherweight contender returns to the ring on January 19 in Tabasco, Mexico against an opponent to be determined.

The bout will air live as part of Televisa’s ‘Sabados de Corona’ series, as well as on Fox Deportes in the United States. Also included on the card will be heavyweight Manuel Charr, who rebounded from a 4th round knockout loss to Vitali Klitschko in September to blast out Konstantin Airich in just 44 seconds last weekend.

Should Thompson emerge victorious, the plans from there will be to purse a showdown with countryman Gamaliez Diaz. The bout is being targeted for April and will serve as the first defense of the 130 lb. title Diaz won in a huge upset over Takahiro Aoh in late October.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

Tags: Sergio Thompson image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment/View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines 50 Cent Erupts, Rips Apart Ungrateful "Sh*thead" Billy Dib Luis Ortiz-Tony Thompson Undercard Information Golovkin-Canelo: Jerry Jones Wants Bout at AT&T Stadium Sanchez Will Have Barrera Ready For Andre Ward's Clinching Ovill McKenzie-Dmytro Kucher Purse Bid Won By Frank Warren Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley: Defying Newton's Laws Golovkin-Wade Title Fight Confirmed For April 23 At The Forum Williams-Matano Title Eliminator Tops March 5 SHO Tripleheader Jason Quigley To Return on March 25th at Fantasy Springs Lightweight Contender Kevin Mitchell Announces Retirement Trash-Talking Lundy Admits Crawford Has ‘Got The Goods’ Sanchez on Facing Andre Ward With Barrera Instead of Golovkin Nielsen-Marghetti Tops March 19 Bill In Copenhagen Daily Bread Mailbag: Canelo vs. Khan, Brook, Kovalev, More Stephen Ormond is Hoping To Raise Irish Spirits Joshua-Martin: Eddie Hearn Hoping To Get The Fight Done Anthony Joshua To Parker: Talk is Cheap Until The Bell Rings Khan: Canelo Deal Was So Smooth, Finalized Within Days The Real Comeback of Andre Ward Amir Khan Confident: If I Hit Canelo Clean, I Can Hurt Him! Herring Dominates Flores; Williams Survives Late Scare Mayweather Not Concerned With Canelo-Khan on 5/7 Date Roman Gonzalez Says Return Will Happen on Golovkin-Wade Rey Vargas To Return on Leo Santa Cruz-Kiko Martinez Card Timothy Bradley Formally Vacates WBO Welterweight Title Chavez Sr. Not Happy With Canelo-Khan, Wants Canelo-Golovkin Andre Ward-Sullivan Barrera Confirmed For March 26 in Oakland Photos: Manny Pacquiao Flexing His Political Muscle Back Home Golden Boy VP: Shabranskyy Was Willing To Face Andre Ward Billy Dib: Thank God I Finally Got Away From 50 Cent! Francisco Vargas vs. Orlando Salido Still a Possibility? Martinez-Berchelt On Course For March 12 After WBO Rejects Appeal Julio Ceja, Hugo Ruiz Ready For Rematch War on Feb. 27th Anthony Joshua-Charles Martin in Serious Talks, Says Hearn Zou Shiming Ring Return Draws 36.5 Million Viewers in China Gabe Bracero Arrested After Allegedly Beating Up Cop Rigondeaux To Train At Derry Mathews' Gym In Liverpool Oscar Duarte Signs With Golden Boy, Returns February 19 Juan Hernandez Has Chocolatito In Sights After Latest Win Gallagher: Canelo is Not Golovkin, Amir Khan Can Win
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement