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Photos: Thurman-Diaz, Matthysse-Molina, More Weigh-In

By CARLOS ARIAS

LOS ANGELES --- Keith "One Time" Thurman is tired of hearing about all of Julio Diaz's experience.

Thurman, 25, knows Diaz, 34, is a 15-year veteran with 50 fights on his record. Thurman said none of that matters when he steps in the ring to defend his WBA welterweight title against Diaz in the main event on Saturday night at StubHub Center in Carson on Showtime.

"That doesn't come into play," Thurman said of Diaz's experience at Friday's weigh-in at the Biltmore Hotel. "I had 100 amateur fights and tons of knockouts there and I knocked many people out off the record. We can talk all day about who's got the most knockouts. The thing is he is going to get knocked out tomorrow night. He couldn't knock out Amir Khan. A knockdown is not a knockout. If he's not well rested for the fight, he's going to get his rest come the fight. I'm ready to do my thing. My motto is 'KOs for Life.' Don't blonk. Show up. I'm going to do my job. I'm looking forward to the fight."

Both fighters had no problem making the 147-pound limit. Thurman weighed 145 1/2 pounds and Diaz checked in at 146 3/4 pounds.

All of the fighters on the card made weight.

The Antonio Orozco-Martin Honorio fight that was scheduled to be televised on Showtime Exreme was scrapped because Honorio had visa issues, according to Showtime officials. Joseph Diaz Jr.'s fight against Luis Maldonado was elevated to the Showtime Extreme portion of the card, which also features Jermall Charlo vs. Hector Munoz.

Here are the weigh-in results:

Interim WBA welterweight championship --- Keith Thurman (22-0, 20 KOs), 145 1/2, of Clearwater, Fla., vs. Julio Diaz (40-9-1, 29 KOs), 146 3/4, of Coachella

WBC Continental Americas junior-welterweight championship --- Lucas Matthysse (34-3, 32 KOs), 140, of Trelew, Argentina, vs. John Molina (27-3, 22 KOs), 139 1/4, of Covina, Calif.

WBC lightweight championship --- Omar Figueroa (22-0-1, 17 KOs), 134 3/4, of Weslaco, Tex., vs. Jerry Belmontes (19-3, 5 KOs), 134 3/4, of Corpus Christi, Tex.

SHOWTIME EXTREME FIGHTS

Junior-middleweight --- Jermall Charlo (17-0, 13 KOs), 158, of Houston, Tex., vs. Hector Munoz (22-12-1, 14 KOs), 158, Albuquerque, N.M.

Super-bantamweight --- Joseph Diaz Jr. (9-0, 7 KOs), 122 3/4, of South El Monte, Calif., vs. Luis Maldonado (38-11-1, 29 KOs), 121 1/2, of Calexico, Calif.

SHOWTIME EXTREME STANDBY FIGHT

Middleweight --- Yamaguchi Falcao (0-0), 161 1/2, of Sao Paulo, Brazil, vs. Francisco Najera (0-1), 158, of Tijuana, Mexico

PRELIMS

Welterweight --- Bryant Perella (3-0, 2 KOs), 146, of Lehigh Acres, Fla., vs. Roberto Crespo (4-3), 146, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Welterweights --- Frankie Gomez (16-0, 12 KOs), 143.2, of East Los Angeles, Calif., vs. Orlando Vasquez (12-3-1, 6 KOs), 143, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Lightweights --- Sharif Bogere (23-1, 15 KOs), 141.2, of Las Vegas, Nev., vs. Arturo Urena (26-16-1, 22 KOs), 150, of Mazatlan, Mexico

Super-welterweights --- Terrell Gausha (8-0, 5 KOs), 154.8, of Cleveland, Ohio, vs. Charles Whitaker (40-14-2, 24 KOs), 155.6, of Miami, Fla.

Contact Carlos Arias on Twitter @PunchyMcGee.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BOXEO _ on 04-26-2014

So happy to see Matthysse back in actin tonight. Thurman/Diaz is going to be a WAR :boxing: [SIZE="1"](for how ever long it lasts)[/SIZE]

Comment by Mitchell Kane on 04-26-2014

[QUOTE=ChestRockwell;14467978]I look forward to seeing Thurman fight, but I'm not sold on him yet. He's being hyped up and it's getting to his head and that's a problem because he's not that good.[/QUOTE] I kind of agree with you. I'm…

Comment by Cnota21 on 04-26-2014

[QUOTE=ChestRockwell;14467978]I look forward to seeing Thurman fight, but I'm not sold on him yet. He's being hyped up and it's getting to his head and that's a problem because he's not that good.[/QUOTE] Are you kidding me? Amir Khan is…

Comment by boxingbrain28 on 04-26-2014

damn Matthyesse looks like a midget, but seriously Matty is going to knock out Molina, I don't think he is that tough, he's been knocked out already by DeMarco, that too in the first round I think.

Comment by jcamarena79 on 04-25-2014

[QUOTE=RubenSonny;14467852]What are you talking about you piece of ****. Molina isn't better than Herrera.[/QUOTE] Molina has a much bigger punch than Herrera....that's what he means by calling him a feather duster. :boxing:

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