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News: Charlo-Douglin, Figueroa Jr-Hernandez on Ortiz vs. Lopez undercard on Saturday; Weights from the Belvedere Bash

LOS ANGELES, June 20 - SHOWTIME EXTREME will bring some exciting undercard action home to fight fans on Saturday, June 23 when it televises two live co-featured undercard fights from Los Angeles' STAPLES Center beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

In the featured SHOWTIME EXTREME fight scheduled for 10 rounds in the junior middleweight division, undefeated Jermell Charlo faces off against fellow prospect Denis Douglin of New Jersey. Plus, unbeaten Texas knockout artist Omar Figueroa seeks another victory when he battles Mexico's Alain Hernandez in an eight-round super lightweight matchup.

"Ortiz vs. Lopez," a 12-round fight for the vacant WBC Silver Welterweight Championship taking place Saturday, June 23, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif., is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions and Thompson Boxing Promotions and sponsored by Corona, DeWalt Tools and AT&T. The co-feature will see former Three-Division World Champion Humberto "Zorrita" Soto battle Argentinean knockout artist Lucas Matthysse in a 12-round fight for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Super Lightweight title which is presented in association with Baja Boxing Promotions and Arano Box Promotions. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING doubleheader begins live at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) with preliminary fights airing on SHOWTIME EXTREME at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

Tickets priced at $250, $150, $100 and $50 are available online at www.staplescenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com, via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800)745-3000 or at STAPLES Center box office.

Houston's Jermell "Iron Man" Charlo (17-0, 8 KO's) has long been considered a promising up and comer in the junior middleweight division, and beginning in late 2010 and continuing in 2011, the former amateur star began making a lot of noise with wins over Luis Grajeda, Larry Smith and Francisco Santana. In March of 2012, a third round technical knockout over highly-regarded Chris Chatman got even more people talking and this weekend, he aims to make another statement by beating Denis Douglin.

Proudly nicknamed "Momma's Boy" because his mother Saphya is his trainer, Marlboro, New Jersey's Denis Douglin (14-1, 8 KO's) is a respected east coast prospect looking to introduce himself to west coast fight fans. The 24-year-old has gone 2-0 since an upset loss to Doel Carrasquillo in February of 2011 including an eight round win over previously unbeaten Steve Martinez in January in his last outing.

Currently riding a five fight knockout streak that includes four finishes in two rounds or less, Omar "Panterita" Figueroa (17-0-1, 14 KO's) has been staying busy and wrecking anyone who dares to stand and trade with him. Getting ready for his fifth fight of 2012, the 22-year-old from Weslaco, Texas has every intention of making it another short night's work when he meets up with Tijuana's Alain Hernandez (18-10-2, 10 KO's). The 33-year-old Hernandez is a 10-year-professional who has been in with former World Champion Paul Spadafora and he has every intention of putting a stop to Figueroa's meteoric rise on Saturday.

A bout scheduled for four rounds in the featherweight division will see Los Angeles' Julian Ramirez (2-0, 2 KO's), the nephew of the late Genaro "Chicanito" Hernandez, stepping into the ring for the third time as a professional against Santa Ana's Israel Navarrete (6-4, 1 KO) which, time permitting, will be televised on SHOWTIME EXTREME.

In off-television action, Coachella, Calif. favorite Randy Caballero (14-0, 7 KO's) will make his second start of 2012 in an eight round fight against St. Louis' Jamal Parram (5-5-1, 4 KO's). The 21-year-old Caballero is coming off of a 10-round unanimous decision victory over Jose Luis Araiza in March that earned him the NABO bantamweight title and he's looking forward to scoring another big win on Saturday against the hard-hitting Parram.

Opening up the night of boxing is Pahrump, Nevada's Michael Finney (8-0, 7 KO's) who takes on Joel Vargas (3-6-1, 3KO's) of Durango, Mexico in a four round junior middleweight fight. Finney is making his second appearance of 2012 following a six-round win in January over heavy hitter Hector Orozco.

Day Two Results from the 2012 Junior Olympic National Championships

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO) – 2012 Junior National Championships action moved into day two in Mobile, Ala., today. The results from the bouts can be found below.

Evening Session results

101 lbs.: Daniel Bailey (Miami, FL) dec. Conrad Rendom (Fresno, CA), 17-12

101 lbs.: Joshua Franco (San Antonio, TX) dec. Moises Orozco (Long Beach, CA), 22-14

101 lbs.: Bruce Carrington (Brooklyn, NY) dec. Adrian Servin (Phoenix, AZ), 21-12

101 lbs.: Nico Hernandez (Wichita, KS) dec. Demetrius Young (Bowie, MD), 29-8

110 lbs.: Isidro Ochoa (Fresno, CA) dec. Osulado Hernandez (Phoenix, AZ), 13-6

110 lbs.: Zachary Landru (Payallup, WA) dec. Timothy Jarman (St. Louis, MO), 15-9

110 lbs.: Shakur Stevenson (Newark, NJ) dec. Walter Smith, III (Philadelphia, PA), 9-8

110 lbs.: Rudy Garcia (Los Angeles, CA) dec. Jaybrio Pebenito (Eva Beach, HI), 27-12

119 lbs.: Efren Lopez (Fresno, CA) dec. Gary Antonio Russell (Capitol Heights MD), 25-15

119 lb.: Antonio Williams (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) dec. Omero Gallegos (Caldwell, ID), 15-11

119 lbs.: Rogelio Cervantes (Kansas City, MO) dec. Raul Anaya (Mesa, AZ), 23-17

119 lbs.: Anthony Zavala (Bellflower, CA) dec. Alex Barrientos (Defiance, OH), 10-6

132 lbs.: George Acosta (Santa Fe Springs, CA) dec. Rosino Legan (Gilroy, CA), 19-10

132 lbs.: Edgar Berlanga (New York, NY) dec. Joshua Pritzl-Finger (Kenosha, WI), 10-4

132 lbs.: Maliek Montgomery (Macon, GA) dec. Jose Guevara (Phoenix, AZ), 19-13

132 lbs.: Thomas Velasquez (Philadelphia, PA) dec. Naeem Barbour (Chicago Heights, IL), 13-5

145 lbs.: John Williams (Baton Rouge, LA) dec. Kareem Martin (Clinton, MD), 7-6

145 lbs.: Malik Hawkins (Baltimore, MD) dec. Alexis Saenz (Aurora, CO), 17-6

145 lbs.: Marco Magdaeno (Las Vegas, NV) dec. Nate Burkhalter (Rochester, MN), 16-10

145 lbs.: Mark Reyes (Tampa, FL) dec. Kevin Salgado (Chicago, IL), 18-12

165 lbs.: Gilbert Alvarez (Oakland, CA) dec. Jacob Harper (Frazersburg, OH), 22-18

165 lbs.: Jazavian Palmer (Lubbock, TX) dec. Manjaro Hills, II (Baker, LA), 13-8

165 lbs.: Jason Bell (District Heights, MD) dec. Alejandro Larrando (Prescott, AZ), 29-13

165 lbs.: Cameron Grady (New Town, ND) won on retirement over Brady Letsonn (Savage, MN), RET-2

189 lbs.: Junior Younan (Brooklyn, NY) dec. Dakota Alvey (Rockport, IN), 17-7

201+ lbs.: Calvin Countess (Abingdon, MD) dec. Issa Awad (Ann Arbor, MI), 19-2

201+ lbs: Elijan Grady (New Town, ND) dec. Lorenzo Deloney (St. Louis, MO), 15-10



Afternoon session

95 lbs.: Christopher Colbert (Brooklyn, NY) dec. Andrew Strode (Denver, CO), 21-12

95 lbs.: Saul Bravo, Jr. (Santa Ana, CA) dec. Izaiah Hernandez (Lubbock, TX), 15-6

95 lbs.: Keeshawn Williams (Washington, D.C.) dec. Desmond Jarmon, II (Cincinnati, OH), 15-12

95 lbs.: Slade Corvin (Chattanooga, TN) dec. Luis Rivera (Wimauma, FL), 21-17

106 lbs.: Hector Tanajara, Jr. (San Antonio, TX) dec. Mikhail Montgomery (Macon, GA), 18-9

106 lbs.: Jose Borges (Philadelphia, PA) dec. Jacob Perez (Denver, CO), 21-15

106 lbs.: Brandon Kapner (Gravette, AR) dec. Khalid Twaiti (Brooklyn, NY), 15-14

106 lbs.: Carlos Balderas (Santa Maria, CA) dec. Aarkeyse Higdon (Lansing, MI), 19-4

114 lbs.: Da’Reece Crawford (Kansas City, MO) won on disqualification by Francois Scarboro (Cheverly, MD), DQ-3 (1:35)

114 lbs.: Ruben Villa (Salinas, CA), IV dec. Victor Vela (Norwalk, CA), 18-7

114 lbs.: Jose Moreno-Pesina (San Antonio, TX) dec. Jesse Villarreal (West Allis, WI), 19-13

114 lbs.: Lawrence Newton (Delray, FL) dec. Nathaniel Pacheco (Lakewood, CO), 11-5

125 lbs.: Carlos Martinez (Milwaukee, WI) dec. DeAundre Cole, 20-4

125 lbs.: Christian Bermudez (Brooklyn, NY) dec. Geno Jones, Jr. (Detroit, MI), 13-8

125 lbs.: Jalonte Cole (Washington, D.C.) dec. Jonathan Jarabek (Brighton, CO), 11-6

125 lbs.: Eduardo Garcia (Houston, TX) dec. Jose Valenzuela (Miami, FL), 15-12

138 lbs.: Erickson Lubin (Kissimmee, FL) won on retirement over James Scott (Baltimore, MD), RET-3 (1:43)

138 lbs.: Jonathan Navarro (Los Angeles, CA) stopped Christopher Gonzalez (Phoenix, AZ), RSC-1 (1:23)

138 lbs.: Robert Jiles, Jr. (Rochester, NY) dec. Fabian Morales (Eufaula, OK), 13-6

138 lbs.: Anthony Rodriguz (Humble, TX) dec. Jose Gomez (Concord, CA), 23-13

154 lbs.: Alexis Rocha (Santa Ana, CA) dec. Justin Bell (District Heights, MD), 28-18

154 lbs.: Derrell Gibbs (Columbus, OH) dec. Fabian Alvarado (Irving, TX), 4-1 (Level 2 Tie-breaker)

154 lbs.: Daniel Garcia (Good Year, AZ) stopped Donovan Cormier (Rayne, LA), RSC-3 (1:13)

154 lbs.: Trent Laider (Pahokee, FL) dec. Nate Kinsman (Casper, WY), 18-7

USA Boxing, as the national governing body for Olympic-style boxing, is the United States’ member organization of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) and a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

Weights from the Belvedere Bash

Promoter: Hitz Boxing

Venue: The Belvedere Banquet in Elk Grove, Illinois

Michael Jimenez 169 vs. Mustafah Johnson 161

Henry Coyle 155 vs. Damon Antoine 154

Simon Buettner 175 vs. Jadell Wells 180

Elijah McCall 229 vs. Travis Fulton 241

Sergio Montes De Oca 120 vs. Salvador Perez 120

PJ Cajigas 181 vs. Gerald Taylor 176

Article posted on 20.06.2012



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