On Saturday, March 5, 2016, undefeated Super Welterweight contender Julian “J-Rock” Williams and once-beaten Italian Marcello Matano will square off in a 12-round IBF eliminator for the No. 1 ranking at 154-pounds in the main event of Showtime Boxing: Special Edition.
The telecast will begin at 10:00 pm, EST from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
The fight card also includes a co-featured bout between ShoBox graduate and fast-rising Middleweight contender, Antoine Douglas who will take on Avtandil Khurtsidze in a 10-round Middleweight bout.
In the opening bout of the telecast, Tony Harrison will face veteran former world title challenger Fernando Guerrero in a 10-round Super Welterweight contest.
Julian Williams vs. Marcello Matano
Williams scored a seventh-round TKO victory against Matano, whose awkward style posed no threat to Williams skill and power.
Antoine Douglas vs. Avtandil Khurtsidze
In what was a stunning upset, Khurtsidze scored as tenth-round TKO victory against Douglass.
Harrison scored a sixth-round TKO against Guerrero. Guerrero was gun-shy from the opening round and often stood at the perfect range for Harrison’s right hands.
Guerrero was overpowered and outmatched, and though having moments in Rounds 4 and 5, Guerrero as stopped in Round 6.
Khytrov scored a ten-round unanimous decision victory against McNeil to win the vacant NABF Middleweight title.
The fight was ugly as Khytrov was cut by McNeil, dropped him once in Round 10, and was himself dropped via two low blows.
Joey Dawejko vs. Ytalo Perea
Dawejko and Perea fought to an eight-round draw.
Terrance Williams vs. Anthony Miller
Miller scored a stoppage victory against Williams
O’Shanique Foster vs. TBA
Amir Shabazz vs. Hakeem Atkinson
Shabazz defeated Atkinson via knockout.
Chordale Booker vs. Pat Kehoe
Booker scored a TKO-victory against Kehoe in his debut.