Lee Haskins (28-3, 12 KO’s) vs. Jason Booth (37-12, 15 KO’s) – U.K.
Haskins is the current BBBofC British bantamweight champ. He’s lost once in his last 12 outings; an eighth round stoppage to Stephane Jamoye that cost him his EBU bantamweight crown. He’s also held the BBBofC British super flyweight title, the Commonwealth super flyweight title, Commonwealth flyweight title, and the BBBofC English flyweight title. Booth is a former Commonwealth BBBofC super bantamweight title holder. He won his last bout but prior to that had dropped five straight: all being regional title bouts.
*Haskins won via 12 round decision
Hughie Fury (12-0, 7 KO’s) vs. David Gegeshidze (10-5-1, 2 KO’s) – U.K.
Brother of Tyson Fury, Hughie is on a tear since turning pro; he’s fought all 12 of his bouts in the last eight months. The competition hasn’t been top notch, but he’s staying busy. Not much to say about Gegeshidze; he’s fought five undefeated opponents, which account for all five of his losses.
*Fury won via fourth round TKO
Carlos De Leon Jr. (21-3-2, 14 KO’s) vs. Rollin Williams (23-16-2, KO’s) – Arizona, U.S.A.
The son of the former world cruiserweight champ by the same name, De Leon looks to get back on the winning track after being inactive for the past four and a half years. In his last bout he suffered a second round TKO loss to Allan Green. In what was his best accomplishment, he stopped then undefeated James McGirt Jr. in the seventh round, dropping McGirt twice in the round after being dropped himself in the sixth. As for Williams, the 47 year old hasn’t fought in over 10 years…’nuff said.
Juan Carlos Salgado (26-2-1, 16 KO’s) vs. Miguel Roman (43-11, 32 KO’s) – Mexico
Salgado, the former IBF and WBA super featherweight champion, looks to bounce back from a fourth round knockout to Argenis Mendez in a bout contested for the vacant WBC International silver lightweight title. Roman challenged for the WBC lightweight crown in 2012, but was stopped by Antonio DeMarco in five rounds. Since then he’s split a pair of bouts with Dante Jordan, and has run up a five fight winning streak, all in 2013.
Jaidon Codrington (21-3, 17 KO’s) vs. Vyacheslav Uzelkov (29-3, 18 KO’s) – Ukraine
Codrington’s best known for and his first round hi-lite reel knockout at the hands of Allan Green in 2005, then his appearance on “The Contender” in 2007 where he was stopped in the final by Sakio Bika in eight rounds. He’s only fought four times since, taking three wins over mediocre opposition and suffering a first round knockout loss to Rakhim Chakhkiev. He looks to grab the vacant International Boxing Organization International light heavyweight title over Uzelkov, the former WBO Inter-Continental light heavyweight title holder. Uzelkov’s never been stopped, but has lost to Beibut Shumenov, Eduard Gutknecht, and most recently Doudou Ngumbu. He’s coming off a first round knockout over Attila Palko.
Shinsuke Yamanaka (19-0-2, 14 KO’s) vs. Alberto Guevara (18-1, 6 KO’s) – Tokyo, Japan
Yamanaka defends the WBC bantamweight title for the fifth time since winning the vacant belt in 2011 over Christian Esquivel. Of his four prior title defenses, all have ended in knockouts with exception to Vic Darchinyan, who he comfortably outpointed. Guevara won the WBC International Silver bantamweight title in his last outing, a 10 round decision over Jonathan Vidal. His lone defeat came in December of last year; he lost a wide points decision to Leo Santa Cruz in a challenge for the IBF bantamweight championship.
Roman Gonzalez (36-0, 30 KO’s) vs. Oscar Blanquet (32-6-1, 23 KO’s) – Tokyo, Japan
The undefeated WBA Super World light flyweight champion fights on the Yamanaka-Guevara under card. Gonzalez has been a world champion since 2008, when he won the WBA minimum weight title before moving up in weight to grab the light flyweight strap two years later. He was upgraded to Super Champion last December, vacating his regular title which was won by Kazuto Ioka shortly after. Blanquet once held the WBC Continental Americas flyweight title but is coming into this fight off back to back losses; his last being a challenge for the world flyweight title against Akira Yaegashi.
Jorge Linares (34-3, 22 KO’s) vs. Francisco Contreras (21-3, 16 KO’s) – Tokyo, Japan
Linares is a former WBA featherweight and super featherweight champ. In 2011 he was stopped in the 11th round in his challenge for the WBC lightweight title by Antonio DeMarco. He followed the loss with another, this time a second round knockout due to a cut, at the hands of Sergio Thompson in a WBC lightweight elimination bout. Since then he’s notched three wins, the last two being by stoppage. Contreras, who has never challenged for a world title, was DQ’d against Vicente Mosquera early this year and followed up by winning his last three outings, though they were over lower level opposition. He’s held the WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation light welterweight title back in 2008, and lost a challenge for the NABO strap in 2011.
Takahiro Ao 24-3-1, 11 KO’s) vs. Edgar Lomeli (14-3-2, 8 KO’s) – Tokyo, Japan
Ao, the former WBC super featherweight champ, made three successful defenses of the title before losing the belt to Gamaliel Diaz a year ago. He’s fought one time since, stopping Hardy Paredes in two rounds in July. Lomeli hasn’t fought anyone of note, and has never fought outside Mexico.
Golden Boy Live on Monday, November 11th
Fox Sports 1 airs the latest Monday Night Fights from Golden Boy Promotions Monday Night. The card is headlined by Luis Ramos Jr. (23-1, 10 KO’s) facing Fidel Maldonado Jr. (16-2, 13 KO’s) in a scheduled 10 round light welterweight contest. Ramos is a former WBA Fedalatin, and NABA lightweight title holder, and is coming off a fifth round stoppage loss to former U.S. Olympian Ricardo Williams Jr. Maldonado’s defeats came back to back in 2012, one costing him his WBC Youth Silver lightweight title. He has since won three straight.
The nights co-features pits middleweight Fernando Guerrero (25-2, 19 KO’s) against Raymond Gatica (13-1, 8 KO’s). Guerrero’s fought the better opposition, and hold a win over Ishe Smith. His last bout was a WBO middleweight title challenge, which he lost by seventh round stoppage to Peter Quillin in April. Gatica lost to Mark Melligen in 2010, and was inactive before returning this year to score two stoppage wins leading up to this bout.
Also featured in the card is 2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha (6-0, 4 KO’s). The undefeated middleweight has fought five times already this year, and faces Andres Calixto Rey (4-4, 4 KO’s) on this shows under card.