4/16 – Shinsuke Yamanaka (23-0-2, 17 KO’s) vs. Diego Ricardo Santillan (23-1, 15 KO’s) – Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
It’s the eighth defense of the WBC bantamweight crown for Yamanaka, who’s stopped five of hios last six opponents. Santillan is a former WBC Latino and WBC Mundo Hispano title holder in the same weight class. Though undefeated, he hasn’t faced anyone on Yamanaka’a level.
*Yamanaka won via KO 7
4/17 – Junior Witter (43-7-2, 23 KO’s) vs. Ahmed El Mousaoui (21-1-1, 5 KO’s) – La Palestre, Le Cannet, Alpes-Maritimes, France
The 41 year old Brit hasn’t been the same since losing to Timothy Bradley in 2008; he’s gone 7-5 since with a short reign as BBBofC welterweight champ. He comes in off two wins over sub .500 opposition. Mousaoui is the newly crowned EBU-EU welterweight title holder, defending for the first time. Also a former holder of the French welterweight crown, his record isn’t overly impressive.
4/17 – Dusty Hernandez Harrison (25-0, 13 KO’s)_ vs. Henry Auraad (16-9-1, 13 KO’s) – Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA
The undefeated welterweight prospect picks up an eight rounder on a FOX Sports under card. With less than four years as a pro, the D.C. native has made some big strides, stayed busy, and fought the right opposition as he continues to sharpen his skills.
4/17 – Denis Hogan (20-0-1, 7 KO’s) vs. Tyrone Brunson (22-4-1, 21 KO’s) – Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota, USA
The vacant NABA super welterweight crown is up for grabs in CBS Sports main event. Hogan is a former Australian middleweight and WBA Oceana super welterweight title holder, Brunson held the mid-American and mid-west middleweight belts in 2006, but has lost four of his last five bouts.
4/18 – Hector Camacho Jr. (58-6-1, 32 KO’s) vs. Arturo Mijares (10-4, 4 KO’s) – El Paso, Texas, USA
You don’t see much of “Machito”, but he he’s still at it, fighting a few times a year against various levels of opposition. Mijares doesn’t bring much to the table.
4/18 – Joe Smith Jr. (17-1, 14 KO’s) vs. Cory Cummings (18-8-1, 13 KO’s) – Paramount Theatre, Huntington, New York, USA
The hard hitting “Irish Bomber” grabs the headlining spot at the Paramount, taking on a former regional title holder in Cummings, who’s definitely seen better days. It’s Smith’s first 10 rounder, but but it’s doubtful the fight will last that long.
4/18 – Chazz Witherspoon (32-3, 24 KO’s) vs. Galen Brown (43-29-1, 25 KO’s) – GPG Events Center, Pennsauken, New Jersey, USA
The nephew of “Terrible Tim” continues to rebuild his career after a third round TKO loss to Seth Mitchell in 2012. Brown is 2-7, being stopped five times in his last nine bouts.
4/18 – Omar Chavez (32-3-1, 22 KO’s) vs. Richard Gutierrez (28-15-1, 17 KO’s) – StubHub Center, Carson, California, USA
Fighting on the under card of his brothers main event, “El Terremoto” looks to rebound from a close loss to Ramon Alvarez that cost him the NABO super welterweight title. At 2-11 since 2010, Gutierrez fits the bill perfectly.