SAN ANTONIO, April 19 – The 38,000 fans in the sold out Alamodome tomorrow night are in for non-stop action as the undercard for the World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez and WBA Super Welterweight Austin “No Doubt” Trout showdown is now complete. Unbeaten prospects Jermall Charlo and Julian Williams will be joined by 2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha in the SHOWTIME EXTREME bouts that will lead into the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast featuring undefeated lightweights Omar Figueroa Jr. and Abner Cotto followed by the highly anticipated Canelo vs. Trout 12-round Super Welterweight Title Unification bout.
In the SHOWTIME EXTREME headliner, Houston’s Charlo, twin brother of top contender Jermell, puts his perfect 12-0 (8 KO’s) record on the line when he battles veteran Mexican contender Orlando Lora (29-3-2, 19 KO’s) in a super welterweight bout scheduled for eight rounds.
Plus, an eight-round middleweight contest between Philadelphia phenom Williams (11-0-1, 6 KO’s) and Escondido, California’s Dashon Johnson (14-10-3, 5 KO’s) and in a four round middleweight swing bout, 2012 U.S. Olympian Gausha (3-0, 2 KO’s) of Cleveland meets up with Valley, Alabama’s William Waters (2-3, 2 KO’s).
In an eight-round flyweight contest, unbeaten Ivan Morales (20-0, 13 KO’s), the brother of legendary Erik Morales, will continue to make a name for himself when he faces Chihuahua, Mexico’s Raul Hidalgo (17-7, 13 KO’s).
The vacant WBC Silver Super Bantamweight title will be up for grabs as well when Queretaro, Mexico’s Andres Gutierrez (25-0-1, 21 KO’s) faces countryman Salvador “Sal II” Sanchez (30-5-3, 18 KO’s), the nephew of the late Salvador Sanchez.
Local San Antonio hero Raul Martinez (29-2, 17 KOs) continues his comeback in bantamweight action, as he takes on Omar Gonzales (5-8, 1 KO) in a four-round battle. In the four-round junior lightweight opener, unbeaten Houstonite Miguel Flores (10-0, 6 KO’s) meets Weslaco’s Guadalupe De Leon (8-13, 4 KO’s).
Canelo vs. Trout, a 12-round Super Welterweight World Championship Unification fight for Canelo’s WBC title, Trout’s WBA title and the vacant Ring Magazine title, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, Canelo Promotions and Leija & Battah Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. The co-main event will be a 10-round fight between undefeated prospects Omar Figueroa Jr. of Weslaco, Texas and Abner Cotto of Caguas, Puerto Rico for the vacant WBC Silver Lightweight Championship which is presented in association with Miguel Cotto Promotions. The fights will air live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT with Canelo vs. Trout being presented in association with Greg Cohen Promotions. SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® is available in Spanish on secondary audio programming (SAP). Preliminary fights will air on SHOWTIME EXTREME at 8 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).