Unbeaten interim WBA Super Featherweight Champion Chris “Primetime” Colbert and hard-hitting Jaime Arboleda previewed their upcoming showdown taking place live on SHOWTIME this Saturday, December 12 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (photos by Amanda Westcott)
Also discussing their respective clashes were rising super lightweight Richardson Hitchins and former champion Argenis Mendez, who meet in the 10-round co-main event, and middleweight contenders Ronald Ellis and Matt Korobov, who battle in a 10-round duel to open the SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION telecast.
WBA Super Featherweight Interim World Championship – 12 Rounds
Chris Colbert – 130 lbs.
Jaime Arboleda – 130 lbs.
Referee: Steve Willis (New York); Judges: John McKaie (New York), Tom Schreck (New York), Steve Weisfeld (New Jersey),
Super Lightweights – 10 Rounds
Richardson Hitchins – 140 lbs.
Argenis Mendez – 140 lbs.
Referee: Danny Schiavone (Wethersfield, Conn.); Judges: Don Ackerman (New York), Glenn Feldman (Connecticut), Steve Weisfeld (New Jersey)
Middleweights – 10 Rounds
Ronald Ellis – 166 lbs.*
Matt Korobov – 160 lbs.
*--Ellis missed the contracted 161-pound weight limit; The fight will proceed as scheduled.
Referee: Johnny Callas (Connecticut); Judges: Glenn Feldman (Connecticut), John McKaie (New York), Tom Schreck (New York)