by Steve Kim
An HBO 'Boxing After Dark' triple-header was announced for July 15th that will take place from the Forum in Inglewood, California.
The main event will feature the WBC super featherweight title bout between Miguel Berchelt and Takashi Miura. Also included in this broadcast is a light heavyweight scrap between Sullivan Barrera and Joe Smith.
Also WBA 130-pound belt-holder Jezreel Corrales (21-1, 8 KOs) takes on Robinson Castellanos (24-12, 14 KOs) in what will be his American debut and his first fight under the Golden Boy Promotions banner.
Castellanos comes off the back of a stunning upset from earlier this month, when he dropped and stopped heavily favored Yuriorkis Gamboa. Corrales crashed on the scene in 2016 after securing back to back wins over highly regarded Takashi Uchiyama.
Golden Boy President Eric Gomez says of the 25-year old Panamanian - "He's a (WBA) super-champion, he beat the guy who was considered the top super featherweight, at the time, Takashi Uchiyama, he beat him twice. Knocked him out the first time, beat him in a decision the second time. We're really high on him, he's a fighter that can challenge everybody in that division and we're excited about him because he's that good.
"And look, for his U.S. debut he's fighting a very tough guy, Robinson Castellanos. Robinson's fought some really good fighters. Knocked out Ronnie Rios, beat Rocky Juarez, he knocked out (Yuriorkis) Gamboa. So he's a guy with a lot of experience, he's dangerous. I think it's going to be a terrific fight."
Tickets for Berchelt vs. Miura are priced at $25, $50, $75 and $125, not including applicable service charges and taxes, with a total ticket limit of 12 per person, go on sale Wednesday, May 24 at 10:00 a.m. PT. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or the Forum Box Office (Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. PST to 7:00 p.m. PST) at (310) 330-7300. Tickets will also be available for purchase at www.fabulousforum.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com