Ten of the boxers who will fight on the eagerly awaited Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi vs. Adrien “The Problem” Broner fight card this Saturday, June 22, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., worked out for the media Tuesday at a jam-packed Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn.
No less than eight of the fighters who worked out will fight on either SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING live on SHOWTIME® (9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT) or on SHOWTIME EXTREME (7:00 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
Hometown favorite Malignaggi (32-4, 7 KO’s), of Brooklyn, will defend his WBA World Welterweight Championship against undefeated current WBC Lightweight and Two-Division World Champion Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s), of Cincinnati, Ohio, in what should be a hotly contested main event of a tripleheader on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING.
In other important 12-round bouts to be featured on the telecast, Johnathon “Mr.” Banks (29-1-1, 19 KO’s) will try and make it two in a row over Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell (25-1-1, 19 KO’s), of Brandywine, Md., in a heavyweight scrap for Banks’ NABO and WBC International titles and Sakio “The Scorpion” Bika (31-5-2, 21 KO’s), of Sydney, Australia, and Mexico City’s undefeated Marco Antonio Periban (20-0, 13 KO’s) will clash for the vacant WBC Super Middleweight Championship.
Scheduled matchups on SHOWTIME EXTREME include Julian Williams (12-0-1, 7 KO’s), of Philadelphia, Pa., taking on Joachim Alcine (33-4-1, 19 KO’s), of Gonaive, Haiti in an eight-round junior middleweight fight, Marcus Browne (4-0, 4 KO’s), of Staten Island, N.Y., facing Ricardo Campillo (7-6-1, 5 KO’s), of Obregon, Mexico, in a six-round light heavyweight bout and, time permitting, Rau’Shee Warren (12-0, 2 KO’s), of Cincinnati, Ohio, squaring off against Jovany Fuentes (5-1, 4 KO’s), of Bayamon, P.R., in four/six-round bantamweight affair.
Saturday’s non-televised fights include Juan Dominguez (14-0, 10 KO’s), Brooklyn, N.Y., vs. Bradley Patraw (9-5, 5 KO’s), St. Paul, Minn.; eight rounds, junior featherweights; Frank Galarza (9-0-2, 5 KO’s), Brooklyn, N.Y., vs. Roman Barber (4-4, 3 KO’s), Wichita, Kan., six rounds; junior middleweights; Robert Easter (4-0, 4 KO’s), Toledo, Ohio, vs. Antoine Knight (2-3, 1 KO), Merrillville, Tenn., six rounds, lightweights; and Jamel Herring, Coram, N.Y., vs. Calvin Smith (2-3, 0 KO’s), Prichard, Ala., four rounds, lightweights.
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