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Maidana-Lopez, Lara-Angulo & More: Replay Tonight On Showtime Extreme

Maidana vs. Lopez, a 12-round fight for Maidana’s WBA Intercontinental Championship, was promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. The tripleheader took place on Saturday, June 8 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. and was televised live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The event was heard in Spanish using secondary audio programming (SAP). Maidana vs. Lopez was presented in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions and Thompson Boxing Promotions. Continue reading

Maidana-Lopez & Angulo-Lara tonight on Showtime

Marcos Maidana and Josesito LopezWelterweight Marcos Maidana (33-3, 30 KO’s) will be giving away nearly three inches in height tonight against 5’9 ½” Josesito Lopez (30-5, 18 KO’s) in their scheduled 12 round fight televised by Showtime at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Maidana, who turns 30 next month, will be defending his WBA Inter-Continental welterweight title.

Alfredo Angulo (22-2, 18 KO’s) will be facing Erislandy Lara (17-1-2, 11 KO’s) in the co-feature in their fight for the interim WBA World light middleweight title. The winner of that fight will be in the position to fight for the full title against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

Lara was beaten by Paul Williams by a controversial 12 round decision two years ago in a fight that few boxing fans thought Lara should have won. Lara’s two draws with Vanes Martirosyan and Carlos Molina where fights that fans thought Lara should have won as well. Continue reading

Weigh-In Photo Gallery: Maidana-Lopez, Angulo-Lara, Charlo-Hopkins

_DSC2284Ladies and gentlemen…it’s Showtime!

The historic Placita Olvera in downtown Los Angeles, CA was host to the anticipated Welterweight showdown between hard-punching Marcos Maidana and tough-as-nails Josesito Lopez this Saturday night 06/08/2013.

The Showtime Championship Boxing series is scheduled to deliver yet again another stacked fight card in the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA. Given their past fights and performances, the main event easily promises to deliver fireworks.

The co-main event fight between Alfredo Angulo and Erislandy Lara is another matchup that generates intrigue. Can “El Perro” Angulo find a way to use his punching power, along with the new skills acquired with a new trainer, to stop the slick Erislandy Lara? Or…will Erislandy Lara just be too slick, too quick for Angulo and deliver a boxing clinic? Continue reading

Maidana-Lopez, Lara-Angulo quotes

Maidana and LopezMARCOS MAIDANA

“If Lopez is willing, this is going to be a total toe-to-toe slugfest from start to finish. Fans know what they’re going to get from me. I come to brawl.

“For me, all my fights are very, very important. This fight is very important because a win means I keep progressing. I need to win so I can keep fighting higher-rated opponents.

“I’ve been in this position before, so I’m used to fighting on my opponent’s home turf, but I’ve been training in Oxnard for three months, so I am pretty acclimated to the area. Working with my trainer Robert Garcia has been great. Continue reading

Sell-Out Expected For Home Depot Center

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer announced at the outset of yesterday’s final press conference that he expects The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., to be sold out for the exciting fight card headlined by Marcos Maidana vs. Josesito Lopez this Saturday, June 8 on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING live on SHOWTIME® (10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT).

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Erislandy Lara Eager To Make A Statement Against Alfredo Angulo On June 8

lara212After six weeks of intense training, No. 1 rated WBA super welterweight contender Erislandy Lara (17-1, 11 KO’s) is fully prepared to give fans a great fight when he faces Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo (22-2, 18 KO’s), in their scheduled 12-round co-featured bout for the vacant WBA Interim Super Welterweight World Championship taking place Saturday, June 8, live on SHOWTIME (10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT) from The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

Lara, an elusive southpaw with great boxing skills, is known for his incredible ring intelligence. He’s up against a fighter in Angulo who applies a tremendous amount of pressure. Lara vows to take his boxing skills to the next level against Angulo and show the boxing world why he is the best fighter in the division. Continue reading