Tucson, Arizona (January 21, 2015) – TOMORROW NIGHT at the Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Ariz. the prospect-oriented SHOWTIME series ShoBox: The New Generation will present another fantastic night of boxing with a tripleheader featuring boxing’s up and coming stars.
Undefeated three-division world champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz will make the first defense of his Featherweight World Championship against former world champion Kiko Martinez on Saturday, Feb. 27, live on SHOWTIME® from Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
(Photo credit: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME) American heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder defended his WBC title for the third time with a devastating ninth round knockout of Polish challenger Artur Szpilka on Saturday night, live on SHOWTIME in front of 12,668 fans at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
With WBA and WBO Heavyweight World Champion Tyson Fury and Wilder’s mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin watching from ringside, Wilder (36-0, 35 KOs) impressed yet again in knocking out his 35th opponent in 36 fights.
Deontay Wilder Defends WBC Title Against Artur Szpilka In Main Event Of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® Live At 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT From Barclays Center In Brooklyn…watch live here on ESB or on Youtube
For the first time in boxing history, two heavyweight world title fights will be streamed live on YOUTUBE as SHOWTIME Sports® offers this Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING doubleheader on the video-sharing site beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
SHOWTIME® will televise the eagerly anticipated 122-pound world title unification showdown between undefeated super bantamweight world champions Carl Frampton (IBF) and Scott Quigg (WBA), on Saturday, Feb. 27, live on SHOWTIME from Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.
WBC HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Deontay Wilder: 228 ¾ Pounds
Artur Szpilka: 233 ¼ Pounds
IBF HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Charles Martin: 249 ½ Pounds
Vyacheslav Glazkov: 218 Pounds
ShoBox: The New Generation returns on Friday, Feb. 19, quadrupleheader live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from the Adrian Phillips Ballroom in Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.
WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder and Polish contender Artur Szpilka continued their fight-week activities Wednesday, staring each other down for the first time at 4 World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.