Later this month, SHOWTIME Championship Boxing will air another highly anticipated title bout, this time between lightweight strap holders Mikey Garcia (38-0, 30 KOs) and Robert Easter, Jr. (21-0, 14 KOs) in an all-action unification showdown. Easter holds the IBF lightweight title and is ranked 3rd in the division by Ring Magazine. Garcia is the WBC Lightweight titleholder and Ring Magazine’s fourth-ranked pound-for-pound champion. Both men hope to consolidate the divisional belts, with their face-off at Staples Center the first step toward the coveted status as ‘undisputed’ king of the lightweight division.
Below, SHOWTIME’s Barry Tompkins reviews June’s major highlights in a new edition of the SHO REPORT. The report includes the carnivalesque return of Tyson Fury, the whipsawing back-and-forth action of the Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares rematch in last month’s “Battle for LA,” as well as a brief preview of Garcia vs. Easter. Enjoy.
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