BENAVIDEZ VS. ELLIS OFFICIAL WEIGHTS, PHOTOS AND COMMISSION OFFICIALS
Saturday, March 13 Live on SHOWTIME®
at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
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WBC Super Welterweight Title Eliminator – 12 Rounds
David Benavidez – 167 ¼ lbs.
Ronald Ellis – 167 ¼ lbs.
Referee: Johnny Callas; Judges: Don Trella (Conn.), Tony Paolillo (N.Y.), Tom Carusone (Conn.)
WBA Lightweight Title Eliminator – 12 Rounds
Isaac Cruz – 134 lbs.
Matias Romero – 134 ¾ lbs.
Referee: Harvey Dock; Judges: Glenn Feldman (Conn.), Steve Weisfeld (N.J.), Kevin Morgan (N.Y.)
Super Welterweight Bout – 10 Rounds
Terrell Gausha – 154 ½ lbs.
Jamontay Clark – 154 ½ lbs.
Referee: Arthur Mercante; Judges: Steve Weisfeld (N.J.), Tom Carusone (Conn.), John McKaie (N.Y.)
Veteran sportscaster Brian Custer will host the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast while versatile combat sports voice Mauro Ranallo will handle blow-by-blow action alongside Hall of Fame analyst Al Bernstein and three-division world champion Abner Mares. Two Hall of Famers round out the telecast team: boxing historian Steve Farhood as unofficial scorer and world-renowned ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr. The executive producer is four-time Emmy® award winner David Dinkins, Jr. The director is Bob Dunphy, son of legendary Hall of Famer Don Dunphy. Former junior middleweight world champion Raúl “El Diamante” Marquez and sportscaster Alejandro Luna serve as expert analysts in Spanish on Secondary Audio Programming (SAP).
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ABOUT BENAVIDEZ VS. ELLIS:
Undefeated two-time world champion David Benavidez will meet dangerous veteran Ronald Ellis in a 12-round WBC Super Middleweight Title Eliminator in the main event of a stacked tripleheader on Saturday, March 13 live on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. in a Premier Boxing Champions event. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast features a co-main event bout between two under-25 lightweight rising stars, Isaac Cruz and Matias Romero, when they meet in a 12-round WBA Lightweight Title Eliminator. The telecast opener features the return of 2012 Olympian Terrell Gausha against Jamontay Clark in a 10-round super welterweight affair. The event is promoted by TGB Promotions and Sampson Boxing.
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