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BENAVIDEZ 166.5 LBS, LEMIEUX 166.25 LBS FOR WBC MIDDLEWEIGHT BELT SATURDAY ON SHOWTIME

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Interim WBC World Super Middleweight Championship – 12 Rounds
David Benavidez – 166 ½ lbs.
David Lemieux – 166 ¼ lbs.
Referee: Harvey Dock; Judges: Javier Alvarez (Texas), Tim Cheatham (Calif.), Chris Flores (Ariz.)


Super Welterweight Bout – 10 Rounds
Yoelvis Gómez – 156 ½ lbs.
Jorge Cota – 156 ½ lbs.
Referee: Wes Melton; Judges: Chris Flores (Ariz.), Dennis O’Connell (Ariz.), Gonzalo Valenzuela (Ariz.)


Featherweight Bout – 10 Rounds
Luis Núñez – 126 lbs.
Jonathan Fierro – 125 ½ lbs.
Referee: Tony Zaino; Judges: Chris Flores (Ariz.), Dennis O’Connell (Ariz.), Gonzalo Valenzuela (Ariz.)

Veteran sportscaster Brian Custer will host the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast while versatile combat sports voice Mauro Ranallo will handle blow-by-blow action alongside Hall of Fame analyst Al Bernstein and former junior middleweight world champion Raúl “El Diamante” Marquez. Three more Hall of Famers are part of the most decorated telecast team in all of boxing: Emmy-Award winning event announcer Jim Gray as ringside reporter, boxing historian Steve Farhood as unofficial scorer. and world-renowned Jimmy Lennon Jr., as the ring announcer. The executive producer is four-time Emmy® award winner David Dinkins, Jr. The producer is Ray Smaltz III and the director is Chuck McKean. Sportscaster Alejandro Luna and former three-time super bantamweight world champion Israel Vázquez serve as expert analysts in Spanish on Secondary Audio Programming (SAP).

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ABOUT BENAVIDEZ VS. LEMIEUX
Benavídez vs. Lemieux will see unbeaten two-time world champion and Phoenix-native David “El Bandera Roja” Benavídez look to thrill the fans in his home state once again when he takes on former world champion David Lemieux in a 12-round showdown for the vacant Interim WBC Super Middleweight Title headlining live on SHOWTIME Saturday, May 21 from Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona in a Premier Boxing Champions event.



The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and will see hard-hitting Cuban prospect Yoelvis Gómez taking on Mexico’s Jorge Cota in the 10-round super welterweight co-main event, plus rising Dominican prospect Luis “The Twist” Núñez battles fellow unbeaten Jonathan Fierro in the 10-round featherweight telecast opener.



For more information visit www.SHO.com/sports, www.PremierBoxingChampions.com, follow on Twitter @ShowtimeBoxing, @PremierBoxing and @TGBPromotions on Instagram @ShowtimeBoxing, @PremierBoxing and @TGBPromotions or become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SHOBoxing.




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