Today, FOX Sports announces Welterweight World Champion Keith Thurman to Combine International Hall of Famer Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and Sponsor Kate Abdo live in FOX Sports’ Los Angeles studios for coverage of FOX PBC FIGHT NIGHT: PORTER VS. UGAS on Thursday, March 7 — Saturday, March 9.

Calling the action live from Los Angeles on Saturday, March 9 (8:00 PM ET) on FOX and loading over the FOX Sports app are former veteran heavyweight champion Lennox Le, legendary trainer Joe Goossen along with Blowbyblow announcer Chris Myers. Veteran s journalist Heidi Androl reports and interviews fighters, even while the International Hall of Famer Jimmy Lennon Jr. functions as ring announcer and Marcos Villegas is the unofficial scorer. On FOX Deportes, Jaime Motta joins Blowbyblow announcer Adrian Garcia Marquez to call the coicts.

FOX Sports PBC programming begins Thursday, March 7 (4:00 PM ET) on FS2 and also the FOX Sports app with all the one-hour FOX PBC PRESS CONFERENCE, as host Abdo is combined by Mancini and Thurman to trailer the coicts on the card along with interview fighters. Androl presides over the media conference.

On Friday at 4:30 PM ET, with analysts and bunch Abdo Mancini and Thurman to the desk, previewing the coicts, the FOX PBC Weigh in SHOW will be telecast on FS2 and loading to the FOX Sports app. Lennon Jr. hosts the weigh-ins on point, while Androl interviews fighters onsite.

Saturday’s fight activity begins at 6:30 PM ET on fs-1 with the FOX PBC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS featuring undefeated bantamweight prospect Damien Vazquez (14-0, 7 KOs) against former world champion Juan Carlos Payano (20-2, 9 KOs) in a eight-round attraction, while unbeaten welterweight prospect and 2016 Lithuanian Olympian Eimantas Stanionis (7-0, 5 KOs) confronts once-beaten Sammy Figueroa (11 1, 4 KOs) in a eight-round bout.

FOX PBC FIGHT NIGHT proceeds at 8:00 PM ET on FOX and the FOX Sports app and includes WBC Welterweight World Champion creating his first title defense in Prime Time against mandatory challenger Yordenis Ugas (23-3,11 KOs). The main card also has heavyhanded slugger Efe Ajagba (8-0, 7 KOs) versus seasoned veteran Amir Mansour (23-3-1, 16 KOs) in a eight-round heavyweight bout, plus a duel between 2 hard hitting brawlers as Abel Ramos (23-3-2, 12 KOs) and Francisco Santana (25-6-1, 12 KOs) match at a 10-round welterweight game at the televised opener.

The day ’so action wraps up on FS1 in 10:00 PM ET together with all the FOX PBC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW as Thurman Abdo and Mancini watch the fights and interview winners.

PBC on FOX programming lasts Sunday, March 10 with PBC FIGHT CAMP: .. VS. MIKEY GARCIA (Part 3) on FOX in 1:30 PM ET. The four-part documentary series comes with an all access look in to the training camps of Welterweight Champion Errol Spence (24-0, 21 KOs) along with four-division world winner Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs) since they prepare to get their March 16 FOX Sports PBC pay per view show down. The show is followed by 2:00 PM ET by INSIDE PBC , a one-hour studio show featuring interviews with Spence Jr. along with Garcia, also previewing the arousing payperview.

PBC fighters provide you exceptional clips onto the FOX PBC pages. Follow @PBConFOX on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all updates throughout the #PBConFOX fights Saturday.

Viewers can live stream the PBC displays through the FOX, FS2 FS1 and FOX Deportes channels. The displays are available on background at FOXSports.com and through the app Shop or on connected devices such as Appletv, Android TV, Fire-TV, Xbox One and Roku. All programs can be found FOX Sports on sirius-xm channel 83 on satellite apparatus and on the sirius-xm app.

“Showtime” (United States)

WBC Welterweight World Champion
Age: 31 / Date of birth: October 20, 1987
Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada / Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio.
Record: 29-2-1, 17 KOs / Total rounds: 208
Height: 5’6″ — 167cm / Reach: 69.5″ — 177cm / Stance: Right Handed
World-championship coicts: 3-2, 1 KO
Manager, coach: Ken Porter / Advisor: Al Haymon

YORDENIS “The Dark Prince” UGÁS (Cuba)

Ranked WBC No. 6 in Welterweight
Age: 3 2 / Date of birth: July 14, 1986
Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada / Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Record: 23-3, 11 KOs / Total rounds: 153
Height: 5’9.5″ — 177cm / Reach: 73.5” — 187cm / Stance: Right Handed
Managers: Luis DeCubas Jr., Aroldis Chapman / Advisor: Al Haymon / Trainers: Ismail Salas, Jorge Capetillo

WBC WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONS

Inch. Emile Griffith (Virg. Isle ) 1963 — 1966
3. Curtis Cokes (US) 1966 — 1969
4. ) Billy Backus (US) 1970 — 1971
6. Jose Napoles (Mexico) * 1971 — 1975
7. Ray Leonard (US) 1979 — 1980
1-1. Roberto Duran (Panama) 1980
1 2. Ray Leonard (US) * 1980 — 1983
13. Donald Curry (US) 1985 — 1986
1-5. Jorge Vaca (Mexico) 1987 — 1988
17. Marlon Starling (US) 1989 — 1990
19. Maurice Blocker (US) 1990 — 1991
20. Simon Brown (Jamaica) 1991
2 1. James McGirt (US) 1991 — 1993
2-2. Pernell Whitaker (US) 1993 — 1997
2-3. Oscar de la Hoya (US) 1997 — 1999
2-4. Oscar de la Hoya (US) * 2000
26. Shane Mosley (US) 2000 — 2002
27. Vernon Forrest (US) 2002 — 2003
28. Ricardo Mayorga (Nicaragua) 2003
29. Zab Judah (US) 2005 — 2006
31. Carlos Baldomir (Argentina) 2006
3 2. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (US) 2006 — 2007
3 3. Shane Mosley (US) Interim * 2007
34. Andre Berto (US) 2008 — 2011
3-5. Victor Ortiz (US) 2011
3-6. Robert Guerrero (US) Interim 2012 — 2013
37. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (US) * 2011 — 2015
38. Danny Garcia (US) 2016 — 2017
3-9. Keith Thurman (US) 2017 — 2018
40. (US) 2018 —
* Re-gained

WBC Top WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONS

Inch. Sugar Ray Leonard (US)
2. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (US)
3. ) Oscar de la Hoya (Mexico/US)
4. ) Jose Napoles (Mexico/Cuba)
5. ) Roberto Duran (Panama)
6. Emile Griffith (Virgin Is.)
7. Pernell Whitaker (US)
8. Shane Mosley (US)
9. Carlos Palomino (Mex)
10. John Stracey (GB)

GENERAL INFORMATION IN WBC HISTORY ON THE WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION

34 world champions are acknowledged by the WBC, of whom just six have recovered the title: Jose Napoles (Cuba-Mex), Ray Leonard (US), Lloyd Honeyghan (Jamaica-GB), Oscar de la Hoya (US-Mex), Shane Mosley (US), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (US).

123 WBC welterweight world title bouts are held at the history of the WBC.
97 WBC welterweight world title bouts have occurred at the USA.

MEMORABLE FIGHTS

Sep. 8, 2018 W 12 Danny Garcia — Brooklyn
Mar. 4, 2017 Keith Thurman W 12 Danny Garcia — Brooklyn
Jan. 2-3, 2016 Danny Garcia W 12 Robert Guerrero — L a
May 2, 2015 Floyd Mayweather Jr.. W 12 Manny Pacquiao — Vegas
May 3, 2014 Floyd Mayweather Jr.. W 12 Marcos Maidana — Vegas
Jan. 26, 2002 Vernon Forrest W 12 Shane Mosley —
June 17, 2000 Shane Mosley W 12 Oscar de la Hoya — L a
Feb. 13, 1999 Oscar de la Hoya W 12 Ike Quartey — Vegas
Oct. 1, 1994 Pernell Whitaker W 12 James McGirt — Norfolk
Sep. 10, 1993 Pernell Whitaker D12 Julio Cesar Chavez — San Antonio
Sep. 18, 1989 Felix Trinidad W 12 Oscar de la Hoya — Vegas
Feb. 4, 1989 Marlon Starling TKO9 Lloyd Honeyghan — Vegas
Sep. 27, 1986 Lloyd Honeyghan TKO6 Donald Curry — Atlantic City
Dec. 6, 1985 Donald Curry KO2 Milton McCrory — Vegas
Sep. 16, 1981 Sugar Ray Leonard TKO14 Thomas Hearns — Vegas
June 20, 1980 Roberto Duran W15 Sugar Ray Leonard — Montréal
June 22, 1976 Carlos Palomino TKO12 John Stracey — London
Dec. 6, 1976 John Stracey TKO6 José Napoles — Mexico City
Apr. 18, 1969 José Napoles TKO13 Curtis Cokes — Inglewood
Nov. 28, 1966 Curtis Cokes W15 Jean Josselin — Dallas
Dec. 8, 1962 Emile Griffith TKO9 Jorge José Fernandez — Las Vegas

WBC Statistics by Luis Medina.

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