Chris Arreola Announcement - Injured By Special Report on Doghouse Boxing (June 15, 2012)
NEW YORK (June 15, 2012) – An injury
has forced heavyweight Chris Arreola to withdraw from his scheduled June 23 fight against Mike Mollo, which was slated to open the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast on SHOWTIME®. The premium
network will move ahead with a doubleheader featuring two 12-round fights.
the main event, former World Champion “Vicious”Victor Ortiz (29-3-2, 22 KO's), of
Ventura , Calif. ,
will face JosesitoLopez (29-4, 17 KO's), of
Riverside , Calif. ,
for the WBC Silver Welterweight Championship. The
co-feature will match world-ranked fighters, former Three-Time World Champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto (59-7-2, 34 KO’s), of Los Mochis ,
Mexico , and hard-hitting Lucas Matthysse (30-2, 28 KO’s), of
Chubut , Argentina ,
in a battle for the WBC Continental Americas super lightweight title. The
doubleheader emanating from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles , Calif. will air live on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West
Coast). It will be preceded by preliminary bouts airing live on SHOWTIME Extreme at 7 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West
Coast). In the main match-up
on SHOWTIME Extreme, Jermell Charlo (17-0, 8 KO’s), of Houston ,
risks his perfect record against Denis
Douglin (14-1, 8 KO’s) of Marlboro, N.J., in a 10-round junior
middleweight bout. Also featured on the SHOWTIME Extreme telecast will be
an eight-round super lightweight clash between undefeated Omar Figueroa (17-01, 14 KO’s), of
Weslaco, Tex., and veteran Alain Hernandez (18-10-2, 10 KO’s) of Tijuana, Mexico. 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
box office. For
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