Boxing
 
                           === Thurman stops Diaz ===
 
 Carson,  CA  (SportsNetwork.com) - Keith  Thurman stopped Julio Diaz after the
 third round to keep his WBA interim welterweight title.
 
 Thurman (23-0) sent Diaz (40-10-1) to a knee in the second round and then both
 boxers turned in power shots in round three. Referee Jack Reiss said following
 the  third  round Diaz's corner  informed him due to  a rib injury their boxer
 would not be able to continue.
 
 On  the undercard,  Omar Figueroa kept his WBC lightweight championship with a
 12-round split decision over Jerry Belmontes.
 
 Two  judges  scored it 116-112 and  118-110 in favor of Figueroa (23-0-1), who
 made  his first  title defense. Belmontes (19-4), who lost for the fourth time
 in  six fights since  a 17-0 start, was given a 115-113 advantage on the third
 card.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 04/27 00:26:03 ET

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