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Energizing Array of Undercard Attractions Set for Blockbuster Night of Action Saturday, July 20 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Featuring Showdown Between Prospects Austin Dulay & Justin Pauldo, Unbeaten Rising Prospect Rolando Romero & Welterweight Abel Ramos in Separate Bouts, Plus a Trio of Filipino Contenders Enter the Ring as Genisis Libranza, Jayar Inson & John Leo Dato Fight in Separate Showdowns.
An energizing cluster of undercard attractions will bolster a blockbuster night of boxing on Saturday, July 20 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas including once-beaten prospects Austin Dulay (13-1, 10 KOs) and Justin Pauldo (12-1, 6 KOs) fighting in an eight-round lightweight fight.
Unbeaten rising prospect Rolando “Rollie” Romero (9-0, 8 KOs) will come back to activity in a six or eight-round lightweight session, while welterweight Abel Ramos (24-3-2, 18 KOs) ventures in for an eight-round fight. Balancing the card are a trio of Filipino contenders as Genesis Libranza (18-1, 10 KOs) fights in an eight-round flyweight session, Jayar Inson (18-2, 12 KOs) contends in an eight-round welterweight issue and John Leo Dato (11-0-1, 7 KOs) enters the ring for a six-round featherweight session.
Lipinets vs Molina Jr
Molina Jr. (30-8, 24 KOs) is coming off of a questionable 10 round unanimous decision loss to previous WBC lightweight champion Omar Figueroa Jr. (28-0-1, 19 KOs) on February 16. A lot of boxing fans felt that the 36-year-old Molina Jr. had done enough to deserve the victory over the 29-old Figueroa Jr. In this case, the judges gave the win to the younger fighter Figueroa Jr., who arguably represents the future still to a certain extent. Figueroa’s career hasn’t really taken off the way some people thought it would due to his hand problems. Molina has lost five times in the last five years in defeats to Terence Crawford, Lucas Matthysse, Adrien Broner, Figueroa Jr. and Humberto Soto. The good news is Molina Jr. is getting beaten only by the quality guys that he’s been facing. Still, it’s not a good sign that Molina Jr. hasn’t shown the ability to beat some of the guys he’s been confronting lately.
Ugas vs Figueroa Jr
Speaking of Figueroa Jr., he’s being worked out as one of the names for the Pacquiao-Thurman undercard in a fight against ongoing welterweight world title challenger Yordenis Ugas (23-4, 11 KOs). Th Cuban talent Ugas, 32, recently lost to WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter by a questionable 12 round split decision on March 9 in Carson, California. In looking at that fight, it’s difficult to know what the judges were thinking that scored the match to Porter, because Ugas got the better of the action in each round, and looked like the better fighter of the two.
It was a good performance by Ugas. He strolled the littler Porter down the whole fight, punishing him both on the inside and the outside. It was astonishing that Ugas was able to overpower Porter in close. This wasn’t the first fight in which Porter decided to play it safe on the outside. He did the same thing in his close win over Adrian Granados in November 2017. The 31-year-old Porter is starting to show signs of aging. If he doesn’t raise his game for his unification fight against IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. later this year, he’s going to get stopped.
Pacquiao and Thurman will square-off in a welterweight world title fascination that headlines a PBC on FOX Sports PPV event starting at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.