12/17 PBC on SHO: Michel Rivera vs Frank Martin

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Michel Rivera and Frank Martin will meet in a battle of unbeaten lightweights

Unbeaten lightweights Michel Rivera and Frank Martin will meet on Showtime in a 135 lb eliminator on Saturday, Dec. 17, it was announced during tonight’s Morrell vs Yerbossynuly card in the network.

Rivera (24-0, 14 KO) and Martin (16-0, 12 KO) are both undefeated and hungry, and want to make a mark in a division that gets a lot of attention. They’re also two lightweights actually taking a challenging matchup now that they’re facing one another.

Rivera, a 24-year-old Dominican based in Miami, bears a passing resemblance to Muhammad Ali that he leans into with his haircut and trunks, and he’s made steady progress over the last couple of years, emerging as a rising contender in the division.

Rivera was last in the ring on Oct. 15, winning an eight-round decision in a stay-busy fight against Jerry Perez on the Wilder vs Helenius card in Brooklyn.

Martin, 27, is a part of Errol Spence Jr’s crew, nicknamed “The Ghost.” He’s slightly old for where his career is, but he’s one of those guys who may have just slipped under the radar, born in Detroit and living, according to the internet, in Indianapolis. Neither of these are exactly boxing hotbeds unless you’re living 40 years ago.
Martin was last out on July 9, where he stopped Jackson Marinez in the 10th round, and was winning the fight pretty handily.
It should be a good test for both fighters.

This fight being made official also has two other noteworthy things attached:
  1. Since this is a PBC card, it pretty much shuts down any rumors/reports of Errol Spence Jr vs Keith Thurman happening on Dec. 17.
  2. With Rivera booked, that’s a fighter that Gervonta Davis won’t be fighting, which at least slightly raises the chances of Davis vs Ryan Garcia getting done.
 

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Uzcategui-Shishkin, Potapov-Astrolabio In IBF Eliminators on Martin-Rivera Showtime Card​

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BY KEITH IDEC
Published Thu Nov 17, 2022, 02:50 PM EST
A pair of IBF elimination matches will round out Showtime’s tripleheader December 17 in Las Vegas.
BoxingScene.com has learned that the network will televise a 12-round, 168-pound eliminator between Jose Uzcategui and Vladimir Shishkin as its co-feature before unbeaten lightweights Frank Martin and Michel Rivera square off in the main event at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. In the opener of Showtime’s three-bout broadcast, bantamweight contenders Nikolai Potapov and Vincent Astrolabio have agreed to meet in a 12-round, 118-pound eliminator.
Uzcategui is the IBF’s seventh-ranked contender for one of Canelo Alvarez’s four super middleweight titles. The Venezuelan veteran initially thought his fight against WBC interim champion David Benavidez would be rescheduled for some point in January, but Benavidez instead will face rival Caleb Plant, a former IBF champ, at some point in March in a pay-per-view main event.
The 31-year-old Uzcategui (32-4, 27 KOs) has won three bouts by knockout or technical knockout since American Lionel Thompson (22-5, 12 KOs) upset him by 10-round unanimous decision in December 2019 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. Tijuana’s Uzcategui was supposed to battle Benavidez in a “Showtime Championship Boxing” main event last November 13 at Footprint Center in Phoenix, but he tested positive for recombinant erythropoietin (EPO), which is on the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association’s list of banned substances.
Uzcategui was replaced by Kyrone Davis (16-3-1, 6 KOs), whom Benavidez beat by seventh-round technical knockout.
Shishkin (13-0, 8 KOs), a 31-year-old Russian contender, is ranked ninth by the IBF in the super middleweight division.
Russia’s Potapov (23-2-1, 11 KOs) is the IBF’s third-ranked contender for its bantamweight champ, Japanese star Naoya Inoue (23-0, 20 KOs). Potapov, 32, has won three straight fights since he suffered a controversial 12-round, majority-decision defeat to Chicago’s Joshua Greer Jr. (22-3-2, 12 KOs) in July 2019 at Prudential Center in Newark.
The Philippines’ Astrolabio (17-3, 12 KOs) upset former super bantamweight and bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (20-3, 13 KOs) by unanimous decision in their 10-rounder February 26 in Dubai. Astrolabio, 25, is the IBF’s sixth-ranked contender in the bantamweight division.
Indianapolis’ Martin (16-0, 12 KOs) and the Dominican Republic’s Rivera (24-0, 14 KOs) will square off in a WBA lightweight elimination match in the main event.
 

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Uzcategui-Shishkin, Potapov-Astrolabio In IBF Eliminators on Martin-Rivera Showtime Card​

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BY KEITH IDEC
Published Thu Nov 17, 2022, 02:50 PM EST
A pair of IBF elimination matches will round out Showtime’s tripleheader December 17 in Las Vegas.
BoxingScene.com has learned that the network will televise a 12-round, 168-pound eliminator between Jose Uzcategui and Vladimir Shishkin as its co-feature before unbeaten lightweights Frank Martin and Michel Rivera square off in the main event at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. In the opener of Showtime’s three-bout broadcast, bantamweight contenders Nikolai Potapov and Vincent Astrolabio have agreed to meet in a 12-round, 118-pound eliminator.
Uzcategui is the IBF’s seventh-ranked contender for one of Canelo Alvarez’s four super middleweight titles. The Venezuelan veteran initially thought his fight against WBC interim champion David Benavidez would be rescheduled for some point in January, but Benavidez instead will face rival Caleb Plant, a former IBF champ, at some point in March in a pay-per-view main event.
The 31-year-old Uzcategui (32-4, 27 KOs) has won three bouts by knockout or technical knockout since American Lionel Thompson (22-5, 12 KOs) upset him by 10-round unanimous decision in December 2019 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. Tijuana’s Uzcategui was supposed to battle Benavidez in a “Showtime Championship Boxing” main event last November 13 at Footprint Center in Phoenix, but he tested positive for recombinant erythropoietin (EPO), which is on the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association’s list of banned substances.
Uzcategui was replaced by Kyrone Davis (16-3-1, 6 KOs), whom Benavidez beat by seventh-round technical knockout.
Shishkin (13-0, 8 KOs), a 31-year-old Russian contender, is ranked ninth by the IBF in the super middleweight division.
Russia’s Potapov (23-2-1, 11 KOs) is the IBF’s third-ranked contender for its bantamweight champ, Japanese star Naoya Inoue (23-0, 20 KOs). Potapov, 32, has won three straight fights since he suffered a controversial 12-round, majority-decision defeat to Chicago’s Joshua Greer Jr. (22-3-2, 12 KOs) in July 2019 at Prudential Center in Newark.
The Philippines’ Astrolabio (17-3, 12 KOs) upset former super bantamweight and bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (20-3, 13 KOs) by unanimous decision in their 10-rounder February 26 in Dubai. Astrolabio, 25, is the IBF’s sixth-ranked contender in the bantamweight division.
Indianapolis’ Martin (16-0, 12 KOs) and the Dominican Republic’s Rivera (24-0, 14 KOs) will square off in a WBA lightweight elimination match in the main event.

the undercard for what it is is good....that potapov vs astrolabio is a sleeper...i still feel for potapov when he was robbed some time back against greer..i remember all of us in the media row thought potapov should have won that
 
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