According to ESPN‘s Dan Rafael, Golden Boy Promotions is planning a big HBO triple-header that will be headlined by a Super Featherweight title fight between Miguel Berchelt and Takashi Miura on July 15.
The event is reportedly headed to Los Angeles, California. The venue isn’t set yet, but one can imagine that the StubHub Center is a likely venue, a place where fights that are expected to be wars are welcomed with open arms.
Berchelt is the current WBC Super Featherweight champion, a title he just recently earned after stopping Francisco Vargas in the 11th-round of a veritable slugfest in January of this year.
Rafael also reports that a possible co-feature is a Light Heavyweight fight between Joe Smith Jr. and Sullivan Barrera. Smith has not fought since stopping Bernard Hopkins in December 2016. Before that, he had stopped Andrzej Fonfara in June of that year.
Sulivan Barrera is coming off two stoppage victories after losing to Andre Ward in March of 2016. The first of those victories was against a Golden Boy contender in Vyacheslav Shabranskyy in December of 2016. Barrera then returned in April of this year against Paul Parker, stopping him in the fifth-round of a bona fide beatdown.
Yet another possible fight is a Super Featherweight title fight between recent Golden Boy signee Jezreel Corrales and Robinson Castellanos, who scored a major TKO victory against Yuriorkis Gamboa a little over a week ago. Gamboa had just been signed by Golden Boy Promotions, making this the second time Castellanos stopped a Golden Boy contender, the last one being Ronny Rios just a few years ago.
Corrales currently holds the WBA title, which he has defended twice since earning the title in December of 2015 in a decision victory against Juan Antonio Rodriguez.
The card is shaping up really well, so we’ll see how things transpire. Who do you think wins Berchelt-Miura?
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