LOS ANGELES - Nine of the talented boxers who will fight on a top-notch, action-packed Golden Boys Promotions' fight card this Saturday, April 26, at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., participated in a Media Workout Wednesday at the Westside Boxing Gym. Photos by Tom Hogan & Esther Lin.
In Saturday's main event live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, following the premiere of ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Maidana Episode 20, undefeated, hard-hitting Keith "One Time" Thurman (22-0, 20 KOs), of Clearwater, Fla., will defend his WBA Interim Welterweight Championship against former world champion Julio "The Kidd" Diaz (40-9-1, 29 KOs), of Coachella, Calif.
Former world champion Lucas "The Machine" Matthysse (34-3, 32 KOs), of Trelow, Arg., and John Molina (27-3, 22 KOs), of Covina, Calif., clash in an important collision of power-punching junior welterweights in a 10-round bout, and unbeaten WBC Lightweight Champion Omar "Panterita" Figueroa (22-0-1, 17 KOs), of Weslaco, Texas, risks his 135-pound belt against a nemesis from his amateur days, Jerry "The Corpus Christi Kid" Belmontes (19-3, 5 KOs), of Corpus Christi, Texas, on the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast.
The main event on SHO EXTREME® (7 p.m. ET/PT) will pit promising unbeaten junior welterweight Antonio "Relentless" Orozco (9-0, 15 KOs) of San Diego, Calif., against Mexico City's Martin "El Brochas" Honorio (32-8-1, 16 KOs). Other SHOWTIME Extreme scraps will include Jermall Charlo (17-0, 13 KOs) against Albuquerque's Hector Munoz (22-12-1, 14 KOs) in a 10-round junior middleweight match and time-permitting, 2012 Brazilian Olympian Yamaguchi Falcao (0-0), of Sao Paulo, against Carlos Badaldua (pro debut), of Tijuana, Mexico, in a 4/6-round middleweight fight.
Unbeatens Frankie "Pitbull" Gomez (welterweight, 16-0), of East Los Angeles, and 2012 U.S. Olympians Joseph "Jo-Jo" Diaz Jr. (super bantamweight, 9-0), of South El Monte, Calif., and Cleveland's Terrell Gausha (super welterweight, 8-0) will appear in non-televised fights. Also, Sharif Bogere (lightweight, 23-1), of Las Vegas, will box off-TV. The first live preliminary begins at 1 p.m. PT.
Tickets priced at $150, $75, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges, are on sale now and available online at AXS.com, by phone at 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849) and at StubHub Center Box Office (Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. PT to 6 p.m. PT). VIP Suites are available by calling 877-604-8777. For more information on group discounts or VIP packages, please call 877-234-8425.