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LOS ANGELES, December 11 - The holiday season begins early this year as Golden Boy Promotions is pleased to present a Super Saturday for fight fans on Saturday, December 15 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. The event will be headlined by the return of former Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Amir “King” Khan who faces undefeated Californian Carlos Molina in a SHOWTIME/Sky Sports 1HD televised junior welterweight main event.
Also featured on the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast (10:30 p.m. ET/PT, SHO) will be a 10-round heavyweight bout for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Championship featuring 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder in a tough test against undefeated Kelvin Price and a10-round junior middleweight clash between Alfredo “Perro” Angulo and Jorge “Pantera” Silva for the vacant WBC Silver Super Lightweight Championship.
To kick-off the marathon day of boxing, LA’s own IBF Bantamweight World Champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz will face unbeaten Alberto “Metro” Guevara in a 12-round bout that will air as a special boxing feature live on SHOWTIME BOXING on CBS, the first live boxing event on CBS Television in 15 years, beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT.
2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph “Jo-Jo” Diaz’s four-round bout against Vicente Alfaro will also be broadcast live on CBS. Rounding out the early portion of the fight card will be 2012 U.S. Olympians Errol Spence Jr. and Marcus Browne, who made their pro debuts one month ago on November 9, in separate four round bouts against opponents to be determined.
But that’s not all, as SHOWTIME EXTREME will kick-off the evening action at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) with unbeaten welterweight Shawn “Showtime” Porter stepping up to the plate against surging former World Champion Julio “The Kidd” Diaz.
Also slated for undercard action will unbeaten East Los Angeles prospect Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez taking on Pavel Miranda, Oxnard’s Hugo “The Boss” Centeno facing Allen Conyers, undefeated Trotwood, Ohio prospect Chris Pearson squaring off against Dashon Johnson and Houston’s Jerron Cochran facing an opponent to be determined.
Golden Boy Promotions will also be sponsoring a toy drive throughout fight week and, in order to help get fans into the holiday spirit, will give two tickets to the Khan vs. Molina fight to anyone who donates an unwrapped, unopened toy with a value of $20.00 or more (two tickets per toy, per person while supplies last). Locations for fight week events and toy drop off locations are listed below.
In addition, Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya will distribute the donated toys, as well as 2,500 toys purchased by the Oscar De La Hoya Foundation, to pre-selected underprivileged families from three Green Dot Public Schools. The giveaway, which will be hosted by the 10-Time World Champion De La Hoya and a special guest, will take place on the morning of Saturday, December 15 outside the main entrance of the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena.
Finally, fight festivities offer additional fun for fans and families with a free of charge fanfest which run from approximately 3:00 p.m. until approximately 5:00 p.m. and will include music, a Corona beer garden, autograph sessions with some of boxing’s biggest stars, games, boxing memorabilia, food, a visit from Santa Claus and more. The fanfest will take place at the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena’s main entrance at 3939 S. Figueroa St., allowing fans to attend the free afternoon session of boxing and then easily return later that evening to watch the evening’s fights.
All of this before Amir Khan and Carlos Molina take center stage for what has become one of LA’s biggest fight cards from top to bottom and the culmination of a spectacular all-encompassing and all-inclusive boxing event.
Khan vs. Molina is a 12 round fight for the vacant WBC Silver Super Lightweight Title and is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Khan Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. In the co-featured attractions, charismatic unbeaten knockout artist and 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder squares off against undefeated Kelvin Price in a 10-round heavyweight clash for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Championship and hard-hitting junior middleweight Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo of Los Angeles by way of Mexicali, Mexico faces Jorge Silva in a 10-round bout. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins live at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) with a ten round welterweight fight featuring rising star Shawn Porter vs. former World Champion Julio Diaz airing live on SHOWTIME EXTREME beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). The Sky Sports 1HD telecast begins live at 2:00 a.m. GMT on Sunday, December 16.

Santa Cruz vs. Guevara is a 12-round fight for Santa Cruz’s IBF Bantamweight World Championship and is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. The CBS broadcast, which airs live from 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT until 6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT, will also feature the professional debut of 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph Diaz Jr. as he faces Vicente Alfaro in a four-round junior featherweight fight.
Tickets for the evening boxing session (SHOWTIME televised fight card) are priced at $150, $100, $75, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes and service charges, are on sale now and available for purchase at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or online at
Tickets for the afternoon boxing session (CBS broadcast) will be free of charge as part of the Golden Boy Promotions Holiday Fanfest and can be acquired at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena box office.
Fans who present ticket stubs from the CBS event when purchasing tickets for the Showtime event will receive a 20% discount on tickets purchased. There is a limit of one discounted purchased ticket per ticket redeemed while supplies last.
The former Unified Super Lightweight World Champion, British superstar Amir “King” Khan (26-3, 18 KO’s) is ready to bounce back under the guidance of new trainer Virgil Hunter following a controversial defeat to Lamont Peterson last December and an upset loss to Danny Garcia the past July, and knows a win over undefeated Carlos Molina on December 15 will end the year on a high note. The 25-year-old Bolton, England native won a Silver Medal in the 2004 Olympics and has been even more impressive as a professional with wins over a series of top guns, including Marco “El Chino” Maidana, Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi, Zab “Super” Judah and Marco Antonio “Baby Faced Assassin” Barrera. The young former champ knows his prime years are still approaching and it’s clear that the best is yet to come starting with December 15 against Molina in his SHOWTIME debut.
Former National Amateur Champion Carlos Molina (17-0-1, 7 KO’s) has passed all his tests thus far as a professional and the way he sees it, ‘Graduation Day’ is December 15 with his toughest test to date in Khan. After debuting in 2007, the talented 26-year-old from Norwalk, California has showed skill, patience and poise in the ring while defeating the likes of Manuel Leyva, Glenn Gonzales and Marcos Jimenez. Now ready to step up to the big leagues as he faces the former world champion in Khan, Molina is more confident than ever that he has what it takes to beat the best.
The hottest prospect in the heavyweight division, Tuscaloosa, Alabama’s Deontay Wilder (25-0, 25 KO’s) has left no one in his path standing after winning a Bronze Medal at the 2008 Olympics. Standing at 6-foot-7, the “Bronze Bomber” has not only shown power in his victories over Damon McCreary, Owen Beck, and Kertson Manswell, but his charisma and personality have captured a huge fanbase for the 27-year-old that he hopes to grow even bigger on December 15.

One of the few heavyweights that match Wilder with not only an unbeaten record, but also in size, Pensacola, Florida’s 6-foot-7 Kelvin “Price is Right” Price (13-0, 6 KO’s) will present some difficulties for the former Olympian that he has yet to see in his pro career. A six year veteran who got a late start in the sport, the 37-year old is best known for spoiling the perfect record of hot prospect Tor Hamer in 2010. He’s ready to play that spoiler role again when he faces Wilder.
A native of Mexicali, Mexico now making his home in Los Angeles, Alfredo Angulo (21-2, 18 KOs) made his long awaited return in November after an emotional year out of the ring, but “Perro” delivered on the promise he has shown over the years as he took just 56 seconds to knock out Raul Casarez. Now determined to make up for lost time, the 30-year-old power puncher is back again and looking for another knockout win, this one over 20-year-old Tijuana product Jorge Silva.
Jorge Silva (19-2-2, 15 KO’s) has some dynamite in his gloves as well, and after two straight wins and a draw with Japan’s Yoshihiro Kamegai, he’s got all the momentum he needs to score the biggest victory of his career.
Perhaps boxing’s most exciting fighter, IBF Bantamweight World Champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz (22-0-1, 13 KO’s) is a thrill machine with a warrior’s heart, making him a fan favorite wherever he goes. In the midst of a breakout year, the 24-year-old from Los Angeles won his first world title in June, beating Vusi Malinga, and he has since defended it with knockout victories of Eric Morel and Victor Zaleta, making him the perfect candidate to be aired on network television.
Unbeaten in 16 professional fights, Mazatlan, Mexico’s Alberto Guevara (16-0, 6 KO’s) is expected to give Santa Cruz a tough battle in their 12-round clash and with the high stakes involved, expect “Metro” to come out with guns blazing on December 15. A three-year pro, Guevara is taking a big step up against the world champion, but is ready for the fight of his life.
Akron, Ohio’s Shawn Porter (20-0, 14 KO’s) is an exciting welterweight who is beginning to make his move on the elite in his division and is doing it with a two-fisted, aggressive attack that none of his opponents have been able to handle. A decorated amateur and 2008 U.S. Olympic team alternate, the 25-year-old Porter won the NABF welterweight title by beating Hector Munoz in 2010 and he added the NABO crown in July with his hard fought win over the respected Alfonso Gomez.
The fighting pride of Coachella, California, Julio “The Kidd” Diaz (40-7, 29 KO’s) is a former world lightweight champion who has fought it out with Jose Luis Castillo, Angel Manfredy, Jesus Chavez, Juan Diaz and Herman Ngoudjo. After a year-long break and a move up to welterweight, the 32-year-old Diaz has looked better than ever in knocking out Henry Aurad and Hector Sanchez in 2012. With a win over Porter, he can move back into title contention.
A proud native of Los Angeles, California, 20-year-old southpaw Joseph Diaz Jr. was a 2011 U.S. National Champion at featherweight and winner of his opening bout at the London Olympics earlier this year, garnering him a devoted fan following. Now ready to take the next step in what is expected to be a spectacular professional career, Diaz makes his pro debut on December 15 in a four-round fight against an opponent to be determined.
Winner of two bouts in the 2012 Olympics as a member of Team USA, 22-year-old Dallas native Errol Spence Jr. (1-0, 1 KO) may have been the most impressive of his fellow teammates in his pro debut on November 9, as he showed off a wide variety of skills and poise before dispatching Jonathan Garcia in the third round. Now he’ll look to repeat that feat this Saturday in a four round junior middleweight affair against an opponent to be determined.
22-year-old Marcus Browne (1-0, 1 KO) fought with a heavy heart during his pro debut on November 9 after his native Staten Island, New York was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Despite the devastation back home, with the heart and resolve that took him to a National Amateur Championship, three Golden Gloves titles and a spot on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team, Browne took out unbeaten Codale Ford in three rounds to earn his first professional win. On December 15, he looks for win number two against an opponent to be determined in a four-round light heavyweight bout.
Unbeaten as a professional, former amateur star Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez (13-0, 10 KO’s) made a triumphant return to the squared circle after nearly a year off when he stopped veteran Manuel Leyva in three rounds on November 3. Now looking to stay busy and pile up some more wins on the way to a welterweight title shot, the East LA battler will meet up with Tijuana veteran Pavel Miranda (17-8-1, 8 KO’s) on December 15.
The evening session of boxing will begin with Houston, Texas’ Jerren Cochran (6-0, 3 KO’s) against an opponent to be named in a four round feather fight followed by an eight-round junior middleweight battle between Oxnard, California’s Hugo “The Boss” Centeno (16-0, 8 KO’s) and Allen Conyers (12-7, 9 KO’s) of the Bronx, New York. Also featured will be a six round middleweight bout between Chris Pearson (6-0, 5 KO’s) and Dashon Johnson (13-9-3, 4 KO’s) of Escondido, Calif.
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CONTACTS: Ramiro Gonzalez/Monica Sears, Golden Boy Promotions: (213) 489-5631

Bill Caplan, Golden Boy Promotions: (818) 831-0046(o)/(818) 515-1616 (c)

Kelly Swanson/Lisa Milner, Swanson Communications: (202) 783-5500

Asif Vali/Tahir Khan, Khan Promotions: +44(0)1204535332

Amir Rashid, Khan Promotions: +44(0)7900184077

Chris DeBlasio, Showtime Networks Inc.: (212) 708-1633

Annie Van Tornhout, Showtime Networks Inc.: (212) 708-1663

Nicole Chayet, Showtime Networks Inc.: (212) 708-7319

Jon Lee, LA Sports Arena: (213) 765-6357

Julian Sheldon, Sky Sports Publicity: +44(0) 2070321447

Alison Hackney, Sky Sports Publicity: +44(0) 2070321451

John Beyrooty, Brener Zwikel & Assoc./SHOWTIME: (562) 233-7477

Matt Donovan, Brener Zwikel & Assoc./SHOWTIME: (818) 462-5613

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