Dan Rafael: Manuel Avila

June 8 fight undercards set

May, 24, 2013
5/24/13
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There are two big fight cards on June 8.

A Showtime tripleheader from the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., will be headlined by the welterweight clash between Marcos Maidana and Josesito Lopez, and also will feature two junior middleweight fights: Erislandy Lara against Alfredo Angulo, and prospect Jermell Charlo facing Demetrius Hopkins.

In an HBO doubleheader, Chad Dawson will defend the light heavyweight world championship against Adonis Stevenson in the main event at the Bell Centre in Montreal, and Yuriorkis Gamboa will move up to lightweight to take on Darley Perez in the co-feature.

Now both undercards have come together.

The Carson undercard includes a pair of fights that will air as part of Showtime Extreme's coverage of the preliminary bouts. Japan's Yoshihiro Kamegai (22-0-1, 19 KOs) and Johan Perez (16-1-1, 12 KOs), a former interim junior welterweight titlist from Venezuela, will meet in a 10-round welterweight bout. This one could be action-packed. Also, heavyweight Gerald Washington (7-0, 5 KOs), a former USC football player, will meet journeyman Sherman Williams (35-12-2, 19 KOs).

Time permitting, junior featherweight Joseph Diaz (4-0, 2 KOs), a 2012 U.S. Olympian, will also get TV time for his six-rounder against an opponent to be determined.

In other fights, junior lightweight prospect Ronny Rios (20-0, 9 KOs) will face veteran Leonilo Miranda (32-5, 30 KOs); lightweight Luis Ramos (23-1, 10 KOs) will face Fidel Maldonado (15-2, 12 KOs); lightweight Jamie Kavanagh (13-0-1, 5 KOs) will face Sergio Perez (27-14, 18 KOs); junior featherweight prospect Manuel Avila (11-0, 4 KOs) will meet Jamal Parram (6-7-1, 4 KOs) and bantamweight Edgar Valero (2-0, 2 KOs) will take on David Reyes (2-3-1).

In Montreal, lightweight prospect Jose "Sniper" Pedraza (12-0, 8 KOs), a 2008 Puerto Rico Olympian, will face an opponent to be determined. The bout will air on HBO Latino, which will begin televising undercard bouts from some HBO cards, similar to what Showtime Extreme does for Showtime bouts. The big difference, though: HBO Latino telecasts will be broadcast in Spanish.

Among the other undercard fights, light heavyweight prospect Eleider Alvarez (12-0, 8 KOs) will face former super middleweight contender Allan Green (32-4-0, 22 KOs), who was a washout as an alternate in the Super Six World Boxing Classic; Montreal middleweight David Lemieux (28-2, 27 KOs), one of boxing's biggest punchers, will meet Robert Swierzbinski (11-1-0, 3 KOs); and unbeaten heavyweights Didier Bence (8-0, 2 KOs) and Eric Barrack (7-0, 6 KOs) will square off.

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