Khan and Molina Both Make Weight
Amir Khan and Carlos Molina, and all the other boxers taking part in the CBS and Showtime events put on by Golden Boy on Saturday in California made weight. Here are the figures.
LEO SANTA CRUZ: 117.8 Pounds
ALBERTO GUEVARA: 117.4 Pounds
JOSEPH DIAZ JR: 122 Pounds
VICENTE ALFARO: 122.6 Pounds
SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
AMIR KHAN: 139.8 Pounds
CARLOS MOLINA: 139.8 Pounds
DEONTAY WILDER: 223.5 Pounds
KELVIN PRICE: 240 Pounds
ALFREDO ANGULO: 155.4 Pounds
JORGE SILVA: 156.6 Pounds
SHAWN PORTER: 146.4 Pounds
JULIO DIAZ: 146.8 Pounds
ABOUT DECEMBER 15 EVENT:
Khan vs. Molina is a 12 round fight for the vacant WBC Silver Super Lightweight Title and is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Khan Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. In the co-featured attractions, charismatic unbeaten knockout artist and 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist Deontay "Bronze Bomber" Wilder squares off against undefeated Kelvin Price in a 10-round heavyweight clash for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Championship and hard-hitting junior middleweight Alfredo "El Perro" Angulo of Los Angeles by way of Mexicali, Mexico faces Jorge Silva in a 10-round bout. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins live at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) with a ten round welterweight fight featuring rising star Shawn Porter vs. former World Champion Julio Diaz airing live on SHOWTIME EXTREME beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). The Sky Sports 1HD telecast begins live at 2:00 a.m. GMT on Sunday, December 16.
Santa Cruz vs. Guevara is a 12-round fight for Santa Cruz's IBF Bantamweight World Championship and is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. The CBS broadcast, which airs live from 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT until 6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT, will also feature the professional debut of 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph Diaz Jr. as he faces Vicente Alfaro in a four-round junior featherweight fight. Santa Cruz defends his title against Alberto Guevara live on Saturday in the first CBS boxing telecast in 15 years (4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT). But the undefeated champion will be fighting with a greater purpose on Saturday – to help find a cure for his brother, Roberto, who suffers for a debilitating and potentially life-threatening disease. Check out this poignant video featuring an inside glimpse into the Santa Cruz family and their quest to provide a better life for Roberto.
Tickets for the evening boxing session (SHOWTIME televised fight card) are priced at $150, $100, $75, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes and service charges, are on sale now and available for purchase at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Tickets for the afternoon boxing session (CBS broadcast) will be free of charge as part of the Golden Boy Promotions Holiday Fanfest and can be acquired at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena box office.
Fans who present ticket stubs from the CBS event when purchasing tickets for the Showtime event will receive a 20% discount on tickets purchased. There is a limit of one discounted purchased ticket per ticket redeemed while supplies last.