Super welterweight contender Luis “Cuba” Arias takes on Jimmy Williams in a 10-round showdown, while exciting welterweight contender Jalil “Major” Hackett takes on undefeated Jose Belloso for a six-round attraction in undercard bouts experience streaming live on the Showtime Sports YouTube page this Saturday, May 28 at a Premier Boxing Champions event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The streaming action begins at 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT and leads into the highly-anticipated Showtime PPV lineup featuring WBA Lightweight Champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis, boxing’s hottest young attraction takes on undefeated No. 1 contender and mandatory challenger Roland Romero.
The Showtime PPV begins at 9pm ET/6pm PT and features two-part world champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara defending his WBA middleweight title against the heavy hitter Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan in the co-main event. Also, young star Jesús “Mono” Ramos takes on Luke Santamaría in a 10-round super welterweight showdown, while Eduardo Ramírez takes on Puerto Rico’s Luis Meléndez in a 10-round super featherweight showdown.
Tickets for the live event, promoted by Mayweather Promotions, GTD Promotions and TGB Promotions, are available now and can be purchased through seatgeek.com and barclayscenter.com. Tickets are also available from the American Express Box Office in the Barclays Center.
Milwaukee native Arias (19-3-1, 9 KOs) of Mayweather Promotions (19-3-1, 9 KOs) will try to recover on Saturday night from a split decision loss to Vaughn Alexander in December. Prior to that fight, Arias had a career-best win in June 2021 when he picked up a decision win over former unified champ Jarrett Hurd on the undercard Mayweather vs. Paul Showtime PPV. Arias has also fought former champion Daniel Jacobs and owns a tie against veteran challenger Gabriel Rosado. He will face off against Williams of New Haven, Connecticut (18-7-2, 6 KOs), who will also be looking to return to the Victory Column after losing a contest in March to undefeated Tyron James. Williams, 35, has a win over former champion Yuri Foreman in 2021 and has fought anywhere from 140-160lbs throughout his career, having faced top contenders like Brandun Lee and Abel Ramos.
Hackett (3-0, 2 KOs), a fast-rising player in the Mayweather Promotions stable, will be looking to continue his path to becoming the next big fighter for Washington, DC as he continues his burgeoning pro career Saturday night. The 19-year-old turned pro in June 2021 and scored a knockout on Angelo Diaz in the first round. This was followed by another first-round KO in October before earning a four-round unanimous decision against Darynn Levya in December. He will play against the also undefeated Belloso (4-0, 4 KOs), who has yet to go the distance since turning pro in June 2021. The 29-year-old is originally from Carson, California and now resides in Arkansas. after stopping Anthony Woods in three laps last December.
In non-televised undercard matches, New York native Arnold Gonzalez (9-0, 5 KOs) meets Tracey McGruder (6-2, 4 KOs) and Adrian in a six-round welterweight bout Cincinnati’s Benton (6-0, 4 KOs) takes on Mexico’s Jose Antonio Meza (8-6, 2 KOs) in a six-round super lightweight duel, while Baltimore’s Cuttino Oliver (1-0, 1 KO) takes on Jahden Lewis of South Carolina (2-1, 1 KO) in a four-round super bantamweight attraction and Mia Ellis of Baltimore (4-0, 3 KOs) takes on Jaica Pavilus of Haiti (2-1, 1 KO), to contest a six-round lightweight showdown.
A Showtime press release was used in this article.