Julian Williams vs. Javier Francisco Castro On Stacked
Undercard Dec. 1 From STAPLES Center;
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Alfredo Angulo Match Is Off
Top super welterweight contender Julian “J-Rock’’ Williams
will take on Mexico’s Javier Francisco Castro in a 10-round
bout that has been added to an exciting night of undercard
action presented by Premier Boxing Champions Saturday,
December 1 from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
The event is headlined by the heavyweight world championship
showdown between WBC champion Deontay Wilder and lineal
champion Tyson Fury live on SHOWTIME PPV® presented by
Premier Boxing Champions.
The Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. vs. Alfredo Angulo bout,
originally scheduled to appear on the December 1 SHOWTIME
BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION® telecast, is off because Chavez’s
father, Julio, Sr., and his team didn’t believe Chavez Jr.
was ready to return to the ring. Chavez, Jr. will return at
some time in the future. Angulo will still appear in a bout
on the undercard.
The December 1 SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION telecast
will now begin at 7:45 p.m. ET/4:45 p.m. PT live on SHOWTIME
and feature one-fight coverage from Canada as boxing’s
longest-reigning world champion Adonis Stevenson makes the
10th defense of his WBC Light Heavyweight Title against
unbeaten challenger Oleksandr Gvozdyk. SHOWTIME BOXING:
SPECIAL EDITION will also stream live for free on the
SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel and Facebook page
immediately preceding the Wilder vs. Fury SHOWTIME PPV.
Tickets for the event, which is promoted by BombZquad
Enterprises and Queensberry Promotions, in association with
TGB Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, are on sale now
and are available via AXS.com. Wilder vs. Fury will be
produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV. The suggested
retail price (SRP) for the pay-per-view telecast is $64.99
for standard definition.
Williams (25-1-1, 15 KOs) is back in the title picture at
154-pounds since his only defeat pro defeat, a loss to
Jermall Charlo in a 2016 title fight. Since that setback,
the 28-year-old of Philadelphia has rattled off three
straight victories, including triumphs over former champion
Ishe Smith and hard-hitting contender Nathaniel Gallimore.
The 34-year-old Castro (28-8, 23 KOs), who is from Ciudad
Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico is coming off a TKO victory over
Carlos Urrea in his last fight in 2017 and has challenged
Errol Spence Jr. amongst his 36 pro fights.