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Three World Title Fights in Three Weeks on SHOWTIME: Bute-Andrade, Mijares-Darchinyan, Caballero-Molitor

SHOWTIME, America’s No. 1 boxing network, proudly presents three world title fights in three weeks. It begins this Friday, October 24, when undefeated International Boxing Federation (IBF) super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (22-0, 18KOs) defends his title against once-beaten, No. 1 ranked challenger Librado Andrade (27-1, 21KOs) on ShoBox: The New Generation..

Taking place at The Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada, Andrade will step into hostile territory when he enters Bute’s backyard. Bute, a celebrity in Canada, has a massive following. In his last fight on PPV in the province of Quebec, Bute drew an audience of more than one million viewers, according to InterBox, the promoter for Bute. A crowd of approximately 16,000 is expected to witness the live event.

Eights days later on Saturday, Nov. 1, SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING plays host to one of the biggest little fights since Vazquez-Marquez III, when Cristian Mijares, the World Boxing Association (WBA) and World Boxing Council (WBC) super flyweight champion faces the International Boxing Federation (IBF) 115-pound champion Vic Darchinyan in a unification bout. The 12-round fight is only the third unification match in the history of the super flyweight division.

Less than three weeks later, on Fridayay, Nov. 21, a special edition of ShoBox will feature a world title unification fight between WBA super bantamweight champion Celestino Caballero and unbeaten 122-pound IBF champ Steve Molitor. Caballero and Molitor are two of the most feared boxers in the stacked 122-pound division. Both fighters will be making their sixth defense of their respective crowns.

For more information on SHOWTIME Sports, including exclusive behind-the-scenes video and photo galleries, complete telecast information and more, please go the new SHOWTIME Sports website at http://sports.sho.com.

Article posted on 22.10.2008



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