TODAY/FRIDAY: Official Weigh-In – 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT SATURDAY: SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING COUNTDOWN – 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT Lara vs. Castaño | Saturday, March 2 LIVE on SHOWTIME® at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT From Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
WHAT: SHOWTIME Sports will present live streaming coverage of fight week events as former world champion Erislandy Lara challenges unbeaten Brian Castaño for his WBA Super Welterweight World Title this Saturday live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
In Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast, Cuban stars take center stage as former 154-pound world champion Lara looks to earn back a world title against unbeaten champion Castaño and top heavyweight contender Luis Ortiz clashes with Christian Hammer in the 10-round co-featured bout. The telecast begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with hard-hitting Bryan De Gracia battling veteran Eduardo Ramirez in a 12-round featherweight clash.
SHOWTIME will present live streaming undercard action and pre-fight analysis on social media platforms beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING COUNTDOWN will see hard-hitting contender Edwin Rodriguez battle Mitch Williams in a 10-round cruiserweight fight, unbeaten prospectAntonio Russell square off against Mexico’s Jose Maria Cardenas in an eight-round bantamweight showdown and Leduan Barthelemy step in for an eight-round super featherweight matchup with Mexico’s Miguel Angel Aispuro.
TODAY/FRIDAY, MARCH 1 – 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT
Official Weigh-In – Barclays Center
SHOWTIME Sports YouTube Event Page: https://s.sho.com/2XBhqWS
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SATURDAY, MARCH 2 – 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT
SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING COUNTDOWN – Barclays Center
SHOWTIME Sports YouTube Event Page: https://s.sho.com/2tFOsHr
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ABOUT LARA VS. CASTANO
Erislandy Lara vs. Brian Castaño pits former super welterweight world champion Lara against the WBA Super Welterweight Champion Castano on Saturday, March 2 in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™, and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
SHOWTIME coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and will see Cuban heavyweight contender Luis Ortiz take on Christian Hammer in a 10-round heavyweight attraction, plus hard-hitting Bryan De Gracia battling rugged veteran Eduardo Ramirez in a 12-round featherweight clash that opens the telecast.
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