We are just a few days away from the return of championship boxing on Showtime. An undefeated star will look to defend his title while a Swedish fighter is ready to climb up the ladder to fight for heavyweight gold.
On August 15 from inside the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT, David Benavidez will defend his WBC Super-Middleweight Title against Roamer Alexis Angulo. Before the two fight, the weigh-ins will be taking place at 10:45 a.m. ET.
Making his boxing debut in 2013, Benavidez beat Ronald Gavril for the vacant WBC Super-Middleweight Title. He would end up winning the rematch against him to retain the belt. The 23-year-old would win a non-title bout against J’Leon Love and would then beat Anthony Dirrell via TKO back in September. The last win allowed him to get back the title after being suspended and stripped of it.
Angulo (26-1) is on a three-fight win streak. The 36-year-old won his last bout against Anthony Sims Jr. via split decision. With 22 wins via knockout, this will be his second time fighting for super-middleweight gold; he lost to Gilberto Ramirez for the WBO Super-Middleweight Title in 2018.
Also on the card will be Otto Wallin v. Travis Kauffman. Wallin (20-1, 1NC) last fought in September, almost beating lineal heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury. The 29-year-old cut Fury above his eye, which was deep enough that the fight almost got called. Wallin ended up losing via unanimous decision, while Fury needed 47 stitches. Scheduled to face Lucas Browne earlier this year, Wallin had to back out following a stress fracture in his left foot. He also recovered following testing positive for the coronavirus not that long ago.
Kauffman (32-3) is 2-2 in his last four fights and is coming off of a loss against former title contender Luis Ortiz back in 2018. He has not fought since then, as he was healing from shoulder surgery.
Check out the above video for the weigh-in results!
Main Card (9 p.m. ET)
*David Benavidez (c) (170.8) v. Roamer Alexis Angulo (167.6) – WBC Super-Middleweight Title
Rolando Romero (134.8) v. Jackson Marinez (135)
Otto Wallin (241.8) v. Travis Kauffman (234.25)Habib Ahmed (166.4) v. Alantez Fox (169.6)*Benavidez missed weight and is no longer champion