Tonight’s main-event features Robert ‘The Ghost’ Guerrero and undefeated Selcuk ‘Mini Tyson’ Aydin for the vacant WBC Interim Welterweight World Championship. Guerrero who’s won at the 126, 130 and 135 weight classes is now making a 10 pound leap to 147 making this the heaviest weight class he’s ever fought in. His opponent, Selcuk Aydin isn’t known by many in the casual western audience but he’s been recognized in Europe for his hard-hitting and power-punching style, hence the nickname “Mini-Tyson”. Guerrero, who’s a California native, has been making his case for quite some time that he should be one of the elite fighters in boxing and now has a chance tonight to move up in that class by defeating this quality contender in Aydin. The winner of tonight’s fight will become the no. 1 contender for the WBC Welterweight Champion currently held by Floyd Mayweather Jr. who’s expected to be released from his 90-day jail sentence in the next coming weeks. If Mayweather declines to fight the winner of tonight’s fight, then that person will become the new WBC Welterweight Champion.
All of you boxing fans out there should really check out tonight’s main event because it won’t be a big fight like this one for a while.
Be sure to tune in tonight as this fight emanates live from the The HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. Watch Live On Showtime at 10:00pm ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
Check the jump for a special video preview along with the complete match card listings.
Watch Live On Showtime at 10:00pm ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast)
Robert Guerrero vs Selcuk Aydin
Shawn Porter vs Alfonso Gomez
Watch Live On Showtime Extreme at 8:00pm ET
George Groves vs Francisco Sierra
Hugo Centeno vs Ayi Bruce
Weigh-Ins: Guerrero vs. Aydin