A glittery lineup of rising younger stars will spotlight a three-bout streaming presentation on the SHOWTIME SPORTS YouTube channel and SHOWTIME Boxing Fb web page happening this Saturday, January 7 in a Premier Boxing Champions occasion from Capital One Area in Washington, D.C.
The SHOWTIME BOXING COUNTDOWN present, hosted by award-winning MORNING KOMBAT stay digital discuss present hosts Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell, begins at 6:45 p.m. ET/3:45 p.m. PT and is topped by sensational prospect Vito Mielnicki Jr. battling Houston’s Omar Rosales in an 8/10-round tremendous welterweight showdown.
The motion can even see rising undefeated tremendous light-weight knockout artist Brandun Lee in an eight-round attraction taking over Argentina’s Diego Luque, whereas unbeaten blue-chip prospect Travon Marshall duels San Antonio’s Shawn West in a six-round tremendous welterweight matchup.
The stay streaming fights will precede a SHOWTIME PPV telecast at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT headlined by boxing celebrity and five-time world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis defending his WBA Light-weight Title in opposition to unbeaten world champion Héctor Luis García.
Tickets for the stay occasion, which is promoted by GTD Promotions and TGB Promotions, are on sale now and may be bought on-line at ticketmaster.com and capitalonearena.com.
The non-televised undercard can be highlighted by Washington D.C. fan-favorites and high expertise from the DMV-area and its surrounding sections, together with the return of the Peterson brothers. Former two-division champion Lamont Peterson takes on Michael Ogundo in a six-round tremendous light-weight combat, whereas his brother and once-beaten contender Anthony Peterson steps in to face Raul Chirino in a six-round tremendous light-weight tilt.
Rounding out the cardboard is Lanham, Maryland’s Keeshawn Williams (10-1-1, 2 KOs) in a six-round welterweight bout in opposition to Argentina’s Gustavo David Vittori (26-11-1, 12 KOs), rising prospect and Washington, D.C.-native Jalil Hackett (4-0, 3 KOs) dueling Joel Guevara (4-8-1, 3 KOs) in a four-round tremendous welterweight combat and tremendous middleweight Kyrone Davis (16-3-1, 6 KOs) going through Argentina’s Cristian Fabian Rios (23-15-3, 7 KOs) in an eight-round matchup.
Plus, Gervonta Davis-stablemate and once-beaten light-weight prospect Mia Ellis will step into the ring in opposition to New Hampshire’s Karen Dulin in a four-round attraction.
Representing Roseland, N.J., Mielnicki (13-1, 8 KOs) returns to the ring after finishing 10 rounds for the primary time in his profession when he defeated Limberth Ponce by way of unanimous determination in October. The victory gave the 20-year-old his third triumph of 2022, after a unanimous determination over Dan Karpency in April and a stoppage of Jimmy Williams in July. Mielnicki first turned heads throughout his distinctive novice profession the place he compiled a 147-22 file and was named the Most Excellent Boxer of the 2011 Junior Nationwide Golden Gloves, amongst many accolades earlier than turning professional. He takes on the 32-year-old Rosales (9-1-1, 5 KOs), who turned professional in August 2020, successful his first 9 fights. A local of Mexico, he now fights out of Houston, Texas.
La Quinta, California’s Lee (26-0, 22 KOs) has stopped 15 of his final 17 opponents and is without doubt one of the sport’s most fearsome punchers. The 23-year-old has proven his boxing acumen in successful a pair of 10-round choices in his final two fights, besting Zachary Ochoa in April and Will Madera in August. Educated by his father Bobby, Lee was additionally an achieved novice, going an estimated 195 novice fights with solely 5 losses and capturing gold on the prestigious 2015 U.S. Junior Nationwide Championships at 145 kilos. He can be opposed by the Cordoba, Argentina native Luque (21-10-2, 10 KOs), who took 140-pound contender Jack Catterall the gap in a 2016 bout.
At simply 22-years-old, Marshall (5-0, 4 KOs) has shortly proven the talent, energy and poise to turn out to be a extremely regarded prospect in simply six fights. Born in Landover, Md., and now preventing out of Capitol Heights, Md., Marshall will combat close to his hometown for the primary time as a professional on January 7. He added two knockout wins in 2022, stopping Timothy Parks in March earlier than blasting out Marcus Washington in June. He’ll face West (7-2-1, 4 KOs), who fights for the primary time since scoring two victories in 2021. West brings expertise preventing on larger occasions, as he misplaced to Kenny Robles on a Davis undercard in 2019 and dropped a televised bout in opposition to Joey Spencer in August 2020.
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