Showtime won't just be televising the Errol Spence Jr vs. Carlos Ocampo fight for the WBO welterweight title, but also a second world title fight.
The network officially announced the co-main event bout of the June 16 Showtime Championship Boxing taking place at The Star in Frisco, Texas. The co-main event bout will be the WBA super bantamweight title fight between Danny Roman and Moises Flores.
This will be Roman’s first world title defense in the United States after defending his title in Japan earlier this year. Roman won the title last year by beating Shun Kubo in Japan and then stayed in Japan for his first title defense against Ryo Matsumoto.
Flores, who held the interim WBA title, had been owed a shot at the full WBA title since last year when he fought Guillermo Rigondeaux last summer on pay-per-view. The fight ended in a no contest after Rigondeaux hit him after the end of the first round.
Rounding out the June 16 card is a 140-pound fight between former world champion Javier Fortuna and Adrian Granados. That fight will be the opening fight for the television card. Fortuna most recently fought IBF lightweight champion Robert Easter Jr. this past January in Brooklyn, but Fortuna missed weight and was ineligible to win the IBF title. Granados has not fought since last year when he lost to Shawn Porter in a bout that also took place in Brooklyn. Granados also lost another fight in 2017 which was a 10-round decision defeat to Adrien Broner.