DOUGLIN-CHARLO TO BE AIRED ON SHOWTIME EXTREME
Press Release: Showtime Extreme will broadcast undercard action on Saturday, June 23rd when it televises two live bouts from Los Angeles' Staples Center prior to Victor Ortiz-Josesito Lopez on the main Showtime station. Scheduled for ten rounds in the junior middleweight division, undefeated Jermell Charlo faces off Denis Douglin of New Jersey. Plus, unbeaten Texan Omar Figueroa battles Mexico's Alain Hernandez in an eight-round super lightweight matchup.
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Houston's Jermell "Iron Man" Charlo (17-0, 8 KO's) has wins over Luis Grajeda, Larry Smith and Francisco Santana. In March of 2012, a third round technical knockout over highly-regarded Chris Chatman got even more people talking and this weekend, he aims to make another statement by beating Denis Douglin.
Proudly nicknamed "Momma's Boy" because his mother Saphya is his trainer, Marlboro, New Jersey's Denis Douglin (14-1, 8 KO's)has gone 2-0 since an upset loss to Doel Carrasquillo in February of 2011 including an eight round win over previously unbeaten Steve Martinez in January in his last outing.
Currently riding a five fight knockout streak that includes four finishes in two rounds or less, Omar "Panterita" Figueroa (17-0-1, 14 KO's) has been staying busy and wrecking anyone who dares to stand and trade with him. Getting ready for his fifth fight of 2012, the 22-year-old from Weslaco, Texas meets up with Tijuana's Alain Hernandez (18-10-2, 10 KO's). The 33-year-old Hernandez is a 10-year-professional who has lost to Paul Spadafora and he has every intention of putting a stop to Figueroa's meteoric rise on Saturday.
A bout scheduled for four rounds in the featherweight division will see Los Angeles' Julian Ramirez (2-0, 2 KO's), the nephew of the late Genaro "Chicanito" Hernandez, stepping into the ring for the third time as a professional against Santa Ana's Israel Navarrete (6-4, 1 KO) which, time permitting, will be televised on Showtime Extreme.
In off-television action, Coachella, Calif. favorite Randy Caballero (14-0, 7 KO's) will make his second start of 2012 in an eight round fight against St. Louis' Jamal Parram (5-5-1, 4 KO's). The 21-year-old Caballero is coming off of a 10-round unanimous decision victory over Jose Luis Araiza.
Opening up the night of boxing is Pahrump, Nevada's Michael Finney (8-0, 7 KO's) who takes on Joel Vargas (3-6-1, 3KO's) of Durango, Mexico in a four round junior middleweight fight. Finney is making his second appearance of 2012 following a six-round win in January over heavy hitter Hector Orozco.