Alfredo Angulo has one of the most inspirational stories in boxing.The super welterweight contender remained positive with support from his fans during a harrowing seven month incarceration for an expired work visa at an ICE detention center during the prime of his career. Now free, the all-action warrior continues his journey to the top of the 154-pound division with his third fight since his release in the toughest test of his career – top rated super welterweight contender Erislandy Lara.
Check out this SHOWTIME Sports feature detailing his trying ordeal and don’t miss Angulo when he battles Lara for the vacant WBA Interim Super Welterweight World Championship on Saturday, June 8 live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT).
Maidana vs. Lopez, a 12-round fight for Maidana’s WBA Intercontinental Championship, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. The tripleheader will take place on Saturday, June 8 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. and will be televised live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The event can be heard in Spanish using secondary audio programming (SAP). Maidana vs. Lopez is presented in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions and Thompson Boxing Promotions. Also featured will be a 12-round showdown between all-action warrior Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo and top rated super welterweight contender Erislandy Lara for the vacant WBA Interim Super Welterweight World Championship which is presented in association with Blue Wave Group and a 12-round fight between veteran Demetrius Hopkins and unbeaten phenom Jermell Charlo for Hopkins’ USBA Junior Middleweight Championship and Charlo’s WBC Continental Americas Super Welterweight Championship. Preliminary fights will air on SHOWTIME EXTREME at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
Tickets priced at $150, $75, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges are available at AXS.com or by phone at 1-888-9-AXS-TIX (1-888-929-7849), as well as The Home Depot Center Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PT). VIP Suites are available by calling 1-877-604-8777. For more information on group discounts or VIP packages, please call 1-877-234-8425.
Who will win? Wladimir Klitschko or Tyson Fury?