WBC INTERIM SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION LUCAS MATTHYSSE TO DEFEND HIS TITLE AGAINST MIKE DALLAS JR. ON JANUARY 26 AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO IN LAS VEGAS.
LOS ANGELES, January 3 – SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®will return with hard hitting action on Saturday, January 26 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas live on SHOWTIME®(10:00 p.m. ET/PT delayed on the West Coast). The tripleheader will be headlined by Argentinean knockout artist Lucas Matthysse defending his WBC Interim Super Lightweight World Championship against Mike “The Silent Assassin” Dallas Jr.
In co-featured bouts, welterweight warriors Selcuk Aydin and Jesus Soto Karass will collide in a significant non-title attraction while rising undefeated junior middleweight contender Jermell Charlo takes on an opponent to be named in a 10-round junior middleweight attraction.
Featured in a non- televised bout will be a 12-round WBO Asia Pacific Junior Welterweight title fight between champion Chad Bennett and challenger Ben Ankrah.
This stellar SHOWTIME tripleheader is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T with Matthysse vs. Dallas being presented in association with Arano Box Promotions and Goossen Tutor Promotions, Aydin vs. Soto Karass being presented in association with Arena Box Promotions and Bennett vs. Ankrah being presented in association with Millennium Events. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins live on SHOWTIMEat 10:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) with preliminary fights live on SHOWTIME EXTREME®beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
“We’re excited to start off 2013 with a big tripleheader on SHOWTIME,” said Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya. ”We are setting the standard high for 2013 and this event is going to deliver up to that standard for fight fans in attendance at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and those watching on at home on SHOWTIME.”
“We are thrilled to kick-off SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING in 2013 with an exciting night of boxing featuring some of the sports’ hardest hitting punchers,” said Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports. “Whenever you bring together fighters of this caliber, you can expect great action packed fights and that is exactly what we are anticipating for this tripleheader on January 26.”
Tickets priced at $150, $100, $75, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges, along with a limited number of VIP suite seats priced at $125, go on sale on Friday, January 4 at noon PT and may be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.Ticketmaster.comor by phone at (800) 745-3000.