On the latest edition of "Inside PBC Boxing," the three fights taking place on the main card right before the main event will feature two welterweight fights, one of which is a title eliminator. The other fight announced features two former bantamweight world champions in the opening bout. The event will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on July 20.
The welterweight eliminator is for the WBC title and will see former title challenger Yordenis Ugas face Omar Figueroa Jr. The winner of the fight would become the mandatory challenger to the title being held by Shawn Porter. Ugas fought for the belt back in March but lost a split decision to Porter. Figueroa, a former lightweight champion, has beaten a number of former titleholders, including Robert Guerrero, Ricky Burns and Antonio DeMarco.
The other welterweight bout is one between former 140-pound champion Sergey Lipinets and former title challenger John Molina Jr. As for the bantamweight fight, Luis Nery, fighting for the second time since signing a deal with PBC, will face Juan Carlos Payano.
Below is the entire main card:
- Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman: WBA welterweight title
- Omar Figueroa Jr. vs. Yordenis Ugas: WBC welterweight title eliminator
- Sergey Lipinets vs. John Molina Jr.: Welterweight bout
- Luis Nery vs. Juan Carlos Payano: Bantamweight bout
The event will also have a prelim card televised on Fox. As for what is taking place at the prelims, IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant will defend his title against unbeaten contender Mike Lee in the main event. The other fight being televised on Fox is a 10-round heavyweight between Efe Ajagba and Ali Eren Demirezen.