In the main event of the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader later that evening, Mexican superstar Julio Chavez, Jr. (48-2-1, 32 KOs) meets fellow Mexican brawler Marcos Reyes (33-2, 24 KOs) in a 10-round super middleweight bout. The fight takes place at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas.
The 12-round co-main event will feature a pair of top bantamweights, as Puerto Rican Olympian McJoe Arroyo (16-0, 8 KOs) and Arthur Villanueva (27-0, 14 KOs), of the Philippines put their undefeated records on the line for the IBF Bantamweight World Championship.
In the opening bout of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, undefeated 140-pound contender Amir "Young Master" Imam (17-0, 14 KOs), will take on veteran former world title challenger Fernando ""La Fiera" Angulo (29-9, 16 KOs) in a 12-round WBC super lightweight title eliminator.
Chavez Jr. blew the weight limit, which was contracted originally for the super middleweight limit of 168-pounds, and then later moved up to 169-pounds, and then eventually to 170. He came in at 170.8-pounds. Reyes was 168.4-poounds.
Arroyo was 114.8-pounds on the nose and Villanueva was the same.
Imam came in at 140-pounds on the limit, while Angulo matched the same on the scale.