WEIGHTS FROM SAN ANTONIO: MAGSAYO - 125.5 LBS., VARGAS - 125.5 LBS
Sat, 09 Jul 2022
WBC Featherweight World Title – 12 Rounds
Mark Magsayo – 125 ½ lbs.
Rey Vargas – 125 ½ lbs.
Referee: Jon Schorle; Judges: Tim Cheatham (Nev.), Jesse Reyes (Texas), David Sutherland (Okla.)
WBC Featherweight Title Eliminator – 12 Rounds
Brandon Figueroa – 126 lbs.
Carlos Castro – 124 ½ lbs.
Referee: Mark Nelson; Judges: Tim Cheatham (Nev.), Jesse Reyes (Texas), David Sutherland (Okla.)
Lightweight Bout – 10 Rounds
Frank Martin – 137 ½ lbs.
Jackson Mariñez – 138 lbs.
Referee: Rafael Ramos; Judges: Wilfredo Esperon (Texas), Ellis Johnson (Texas), Ursulo Perez (Texas)
Note: Contracted weight is 138 pounds.
SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING PRELIMS
Stream Live at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on the SHOWTIME SPORTS® YouTube Channel
Super Welterweight Bout – Eight Rounds
Rashidi Ellis – 153 ½ lbs.
Jose Marrufo – 146 ¼ lbs.
Referee: Ellis Johnson; Judges: Ursulo Perez (Texas), David Sutherland (Okla.), Wilfredo Esperon (Texas)
Bantamweight Bout – 10 Rounds
Ramon Cardenas – 118 lbs.
Mitchell Banquez – 117 ½ lbs.
Referee: Jon Schorle; Judges: Ursulo Perez (Texas), Jesse Reyes (Texas), David Sutherland (Okla.)
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 three-division world champion Abner Mares. Three Hall of Famers round out the telecast team – Emmy® award winning reporter Jim Gray, world-renowned ring announcer Jimmy Lennon, Jr. and boxing historian Steve Farhood as unofficial scorer. The executive producer is four-time Emmy award winner David Dinkins, Jr. with Ray Smaltz III producing and Chuck McKean directing. Former junior middleweight world champion and SHOBOX: The New Generation commentator Raúl “El Diamante” Marquez and sportscaster Alejandro Luna serve as expert analysts in Spanish on Secondary Audio Programming (SAP). SHOBOX announcer and combat sports expert
Brian Campbell and his MORNING KOMBAT co-host Luke Thomas will call the action during the live stream bouts.
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ABOUT MAGSAYO VS. VARGAS
Magsayo vs. Vargas will see WBC Featherweight World Champion Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo take on former world champion Rey Vargas in a battle of unbeatens that headlines action live on SHOWTIME Saturday, July 9 from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and will feature hard-hitting former world champion Brandon “The Heartbreaker” Figueroa taking on Carlos Castro in a WBC Featherweight Title Eliminator bout in the co-main event, plus the Derrick James-trained, unbeaten lightweight contender Frank Martin battles the Dominican Republic’s Jackson Mariñez in the 10-round telecast opener.
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