Hall of Famer Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson will call the Showtime Championship Boxing card headlined by the Lucas Matthysse-Olusegun Ajose junior welterweight bout on Saturday.
Welterweight puncher Randall Bailey will make the first defense of his IBF belt against former 140-pound titleholder Devon Alexander on Sept. 8 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
The Victor Ortiz-Josesito Lopez main event of Showtime’s doubleheader from Los Angeles on Saturday is a good matchup, but the co-featured bout between Humberto Soto and Lucas Matthysse has “Fight of the Year” written all over it.
Junior welterweight contender Lucas Matthysse and former two-division titleholder Humberto Soto say their Showtime-televised 140-pound showdown on Saturday will not go the distance if they can help it.
The majority of RingTV.com readers who took part in a poll believe the youth and power of Lucas Matthysse will be too much for battle-tested veteran Humberto Soto when the two junior welterweights meet in the co-feature to Showtime’s June 23 doubleheader.
Wladimir Klitschko will defend his RING heavyweight championship against southpaw Tony Thompson in a rematch of Klitschko’s knockout victory over Thompson in July of 2008.
Josesito Lopez says he is motivated by the fact that Victor Ortiz has been named as the Sept. 15 opponent for WBC 154-pound titleholder Saul Alvarez in advance of his June 23 bout with Ortiz.
WBC featherweight beltholder Jhonny Gonzalez will pursue his 12th knockout and 13 straight wins against Daniel Ponce de Leon on Sept. 15.
Former IBF and WBA beltholder Amir Khan will face newly-crowned WBC junior welterweight titleholder Danny Garcia on July 14.