Three of the fighters who’ll be fighting on CBS Television Network‘s portion of an unprecedented boxing marathon on CBS and SHOWTIME® this Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena participated in a media workout Monday at the Ponce De Leon Boxing Gym in Montebello, Calif.
The three – undefeated IBF Bantamweight Champion Leo Santa Cruz (22-0-1, 13 KOs), of Los Angeles, his challenger, unbeaten Alberto Guevara (16-0, 6 KOs) of San Diego, Calif., and 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph “Jo-Jo” Diaz, of South El Monte, Calif. – each worked out for approximately 30 minutes.
The exciting, not-stop action Santa Cruz will defend against Guevara in a battle of unbeatens on CBS. Diaz will make his pro debut in the opening bout of a live 90-minute CBS broadcast that will begin at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT. Admission is free to the afternoon event that will also include two of Diaz’ U,S, teammates, Marcus Browne of Staten Island, N.Y., and Errol Spence of Brentwood, N.Y. Both Browne and Spence fought on SHOWTIME’S ShoBox: The New Generation last Nov. 9.
In Saturday’s main event on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING (10:30 p.m. ET, delayed on the West Coast), former Unified Super Lightweight World Champion and British superstar Amir Khan (26-3, 18 KOs), of Bolton, England, makes his ring return against undefeated Carlos Molina (17-0-1, 7 KOs), of Los Angeles. The undercard on SHOWTIME will feature two 10-round bouts: Alfredo “Perro” Angulo (21-2, 18 KOs) faces Jorge Silva (18-2-2, 14 KOs), of Chula Vista, Calif., in a junior middleweight match and knockout artist and 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist, Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (25-0, 25 KOs), of Tuscaloosa, Ala., faces Kelvin Price (13-0, 6 KOs), of Pensacola, Fla., in a clash of undefeated heavyweights.
The event will also be televised live by Sky Sports 1HD in the United Kingdom at 1:00 a.m. GMT on Sunday, December 16.
Sandwiched between the CBS and SHOWTIME telecasts will be a 10-round fight on SHOWTIME EXTREME (8 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) between unbeaten welterweight Shawn “Showtime” Porter and (20-0, 14 KOs), of Cleveland, Ohio, and former World Champion Julio Diaz (40-7, 29 KOs), of Indio, Calif.; and a six-rounder between middleweights Chris Pearson (6-0, 5 KOs), of Trotwood, Ohio, and Dashon Johnson (13-9-3, 4 KOs), of Escondido, Calif.
Unbeaten East Los Angeles welterweight prospect Frankie Gomez (13-0, 10 KOs) takes on Pavel Miranda (19-8-1, 10 KOs), of Tijuana, Mexico, in a top non-televised, undercard eight-round scrap.
Saturday’s event will feature a Golden Boy Holiday Fanfest on the grounds of the Sports Arena that will include live music, autograph sessions with boxing’s biggest stars, games, tailgating, boxing memorabilia, a visit by Santa Claus at an Oscar De La Hoya Foundation-sponsored toy give-away (10 a.m.), and much more.
Tickets for the CBS fights (afternoon session) are free and can be acquired at the Sports Arena box office.
Tickets for the SHOWTIME and SHOWTIME EXTREME fights, priced at $150, $100, $75, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes and service charges, are available at the Sports Arena box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com. Tickets for fans traveling from the United Kingdom are available online at www.sportscorporation.com or by calling +44 (0)845 163 0845.