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Easter, Herring, Taylor, Alvarez on Showtime Extreme

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - SHOWTIME EXTREME® viewers will be treated to high-energy boxing action at 6:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) this  Saturday, Dec. 14, as bouts featuring Ricardo "Dinamita" Alvarez and Robert Easter Jr. will set the stage for SHOWTIME's quadruple header headlined by the championship bout between Adrien "The Problem" Broner and Marcos "Chino" Maidana.  Additionally, fans in the arena will see the return of former World Champion Jermain Taylor.  U.S. Olympians Jamel Herring and Rau'shee Warren will also be featured at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

In the SHOWTIME EXTREME featured bouts, Alvarez takes on "Lightning" Rod Salka. Plus, Easter Jr. battles Hardy M. "El Huracan" Paredes and Herring faces off with Lance "Lay 'em Down" Williams.

Brother of former world champions Canelo and Rigoberto "El Espanol" Alvarez, 32-year-old Ricardo "Dinamita" Alvarez (27-4, 20 KO's) of Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico may have gotten a late start in the game, turning professional in 2008, but he is making up for lost time with  impressive performances in the ring. Winner of four straight bouts, the Guadalajara standout will meet Bunola, PA's "Lightning" Rod Salka (18-2, 3 KO's) in a 10-round junior welterweight bout.  The 30-year-old Salka brings a three fight winning streak into Saturday's bout, including a fifth round technical knockout win over Emmanuel Lucero in February.

Opening the SHOWTIME EXTREME telecast will be an eight-round lightweight bout between Toledo's Robert Easter Jr. (7-0, 7 KO's) and Osorno, Chile's Hardy M. "El Huracan" Paredes (16-12, 10 KO's).  The latest boxing standout to emerge from Ohio, the 22-year-old Easter Jr. has ended each of his seven professional bouts in three rounds or less.  But the hard-hitting Paredes, a former WBO Latino and Chilean champion, has no intention of leaving the ring at the Alamodome with anything less than a victory

Coram, NY's Jamel Herring (5-0, 3 KO's) represented the United States in the 2012 Olympics and he's since won all five of his professional bouts, looking more impressive with each outing. On Saturday, the 28-year-old will meet  Muscatine, Iowa's Lance "Lay 'em Down" Williams (6-2, 6 KO's) in a four- or six-round lightweight matchup, which will also be featured on SHOWTIME EXTREME if time permits. A knockout puncher with four first-round finishes,  the 28-year-old hopes to start a new knockout streak at Herring's expense.

Former Middleweight World Champion Jermain "Bad Intentions" Taylor (31-4-1, 19 KO's) continues his comeback  in a 10-round super middleweight bout against longtime contender J.C. Candelo (32-12-4, 21 KO's).  The 35-year-old Taylor, fighting out of Little Rock, Ar.  has won three consecutive bouts, most recently a second-round knockout of Raul Munoz in October of 2012.  Colombia's Candelo, now making his home in Houston, hopes the fans in his adopted home state will push him on to victory against Taylor, and with wins in five of his last seven bouts, the 39-year-old veteran expects big things at the Alamodome.

In the eight-round bantamweight opener, three-time U.S. Olympian Rau'shee Warren (16-0, 3 KO's) of Cincinnati puts his perfect record on the line against Kanasin, Yucatan Mexico's Jose "Cacho" Silveira (15-9, 6 KO's).  The busy Warren is coming off his sixth win of 2013, a shutout victory over Jhon Alberto Molina in October.  The 34-year-old Silveira is  coming off a  split decision win over Carlos Koh this past September.

"DANGER ZONE: Broner vs. Maidana," a 12-round fight for Broner's WBA Welterweight World Championship taking place on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Leija*Battah Promotions and sponsored by Corona, AT&T, Grudge Match and Casamigos Tequila. In the 12-round co-featured attraction, Keith Thurman will defend his interim WBA Welterweight World Championship against Jesus Soto Karass. Leo Santa Cruz will put his WBC Super Bantamweight World title on the line against Cesar Seda in a 12-round bout and Beibut Shumenov faces Tamas Kovacs in a 12-round clash for Shumenov's WBA Super & IBA Light Heavyweight World titles. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast will air live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and can be heard in Spanish using secondary audio programming (SAP). Preliminary bouts will air live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® at 6:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

Tickets priced at $250, $200, $150, $100, $75, $50, $25, $20 and $10, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges are available at the Alamodome box office, or through Leija*Battah Promotions by calling (210)979-3202 or emailing [email protected] online at  www.ticketmaster.com ; and all Ticketmaster locations, by calling (800) 745-3000.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Nomadic on 12-11-2013

Saturday can't get here soon enough.

Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 12-11-2013

Cant wait for this weekend,, some greats fights i hope they televise taylor,, he is like a train wreck, but i wanna see it

Comment by Tyler_Durden on 12-11-2013

Looking forward to this great night of boxing!

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