In the SHOWTIME EXTREME opening bout, Lowestoft, England’s Anthony Ogogo (1-0, 1 KO) makes his Untied States debut in a six-round middleweight bout against Edgar Perez (5-4, 3 KO’s) of Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
The 24-year-old Ogogo took home a Bronze Medal in the 2012 London Olympics and on April 27 he made a spectacular pro debut, stopping Kieron Gray in two rounds on the Amir Khan vs. Julio Diaz undercard in Sheffield, England. Perez will look to regain his winning ways after losing on points on April 27 to hot prospect Boyd Melson at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
22-year-old Bolton, England native Haroon Khan (1-0) will meet Riverside, California’s Vicente Medellin (0-5) in a four-round bantamweight bout which will air on SHOWTIME EXTREME, time permitting.
The brother of British superstar Amir Khan, Haroon is a former amateur star who got his pro career off to a rousing start on April 27 when he won a four- round decision over Brett Fidoe on his big brother’s undercard in Sheffield.
Competing in an intriguing 10-round light heavyweight bout will be Washington, D.C. prospect Thomas Williams (13-0, 10 KO’s) and veteran Otis Griffin (24-12-2, 10 KO’s) of Sacramento, California.
The 25-year-old Williams is already 2-0 in 2013, stopping 8-1 Jason Smith and 20-7 Kevin Engel in three rounds each. The winner of the reality program "The Next Great Champ," Griffin is a former USBA Light Heavyweight Champion looking to get back on track after some tough recent outings.
The blockbuster undercard will also see the return of Anthony Peterson (31-1, 20 KO’s) after a 17-month layoff. The talented Washington, D.C. product, who owns wins over Javier Jauregui, Daniel Attah, and Luis Arceo, with his only loss a controversial disqualification against Brandon Rios, will meet Rialto, California’s Dominic Salcido (18-4, 9 KO’s) in a 10-round lightweight contest.
A slick boxer who isn’t afraid of standing toe-to-toe and trading punches, the flashy Salcido always puts on a show when he steps between the ropes.
Fresh off of their stint at the 2012 Olympics, United States team members Rau’shee Warren (3-0, 1 KO) of Cincinnati and Jamel Herring (2-0, 1 KO) of Rockville Centre, New York continue their pro careers in Atlantic City this weekend. Bantamweight Warren will face Chicago’s Angel Carvajal (2-1) and lightweight Herring meets San Juan’s Victor Galindo (1-1), both in bouts scheduled for four rounds.
In an eight-round bantamweight fight, Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico’s Cesar Seda (24-1, 17 KO’s) will face off against Ciudad Obregon’s Miguel Tamayo (13-5-2, 11 KO’s) with the undercard being rounded out by a four-round lightweight match between Toledo, Ohio’s Robert Easter Jr. (3-0, 3 KO’s) against Antoine Knight (2-3) of Merrillville, Ind.
Peterson vs. Matthysse, a 12-round 141 pound catch-weight fight, will take place Saturday, May 18 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The event is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, sponsored by Caesars Atlantic City, Corona and AT&T and will be televised live on SHOWTIME® at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) immediately following ALL ACCESS: MAYWEATHER vs. GUERRERO Epilogue.
In the co-main event, IBF Welterweight World Champion Devon Alexander defends his title against IBF number four rated welterweight contender Lee Purdy.
SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® is available in Spanish on secondary audio programming (SAP). Preliminary fights will air live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).