The fight announcement of note during Saturday night’s Gary Russell Jr. vs. Tugstsogt Nyambayar WBC Featherweight World Title main-event telecast, Showtime Sports announced a tripleheader set for March 28 at Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas headlined by former world champion Luis Nery against fellow undefeated contender Aaron Alameda in a WBC Super Bantamweight Title Eliminator.
The SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION event begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and is presented by Premier Boxing Champions. A 10-round co-main event will feature heavyweight contenders Otto Wallin and Lucas Browne.
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The telecast will open with light heavyweights Joseph George taking on Marcos Escudero in a 10-round rematch of their November showdown on ShoBox: The New Generation that saw George win a close split decision.
Nery (30-0, 24 KOs) and Alameda (25-0, 13 KOs) is an all-Mexico matchup between two fighters who have combined for 55 wins against no defeats. Nery was originally scheduled to be in action on the Wilder-Ortiz pay-per-view against Emmanuel Rodriguez back in November but failed to make weight. The failed weight removed Nery’s spot as the mandatory challenger at Bantamweight, causing the new contest at 122.
Sweden’s Wallin (20-1, 13 KOs) will make his return to Las Vegas where last June he dropped a decision against former unified heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. The fight was nearly ended after Fury suffered a cut above his right eye but was allowed to continue amid controversy which Wallin was winning at the time the eye cut occurred.
Wallin made his U.S. debut last April on ShoBox. Australia’s Browne (29-2, 25 KOs) won his first 25 pro fights, including a stoppage of Ruslan Chagaev in 2016 to capture the WBA heavyweight title. His two professional losses were to British heavyweights Dillian Whyte and David Allen. Browne was last in a ction against John Hopoate in November with a second-round stoppage victory in St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia.