Undercard Attractions to Also Feature Unbeaten Prospects Luis Salazar, Rey Diaz and Atif Oberlton in Separate Showdowns Nordine Oubaali vs. Nonito Donaire Bantamweight Championship Battle Headlines Night of Action Live on SHOWTIME
CARSON, CALIF. (May 27, 2021) – Mexico’s Alejandro Barrios and the Dominican Republic’sJuan Gabriel Medina will meet in an eight-round bantamweight attraction that highlights the non-televised undercard lineup this Saturday, May 29 from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
The undercard will also see unbeaten super lightweight Luis Salazar (15-0, 3 KOs) taking on Detroit’s Kevin Johnson (8-2, 4 KOs) in an eight-round duel and Las Vegas-born Rey Diaz (4-0, 2 KOs) in a four-round super featherweight bout against California’s Sergio Gonzalez (3-4, 2 KOs).
Plus, highly decorated unbeaten amateur Otif Oberlton makes his second pro start in a six-round light heavyweight fight squaring off against Washington, D.C.’s Larry Pryor.
The non-televised undercard leads up to the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT that is headlined by WBC Bantamweight World Champion Nordine Oubaali facing future Hall of Famer Nonito Donaire.
The event is promoted by TGB Promotions. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at AXS.com. Dignity Health Sports Park will be open to fans in a limited capacity, with all guests remaining socially distanced and subject to local and state health guidelines throughout the event.
The 25-year-old Barrios (23-2-5, 12 KOs) enters this fight on a seven-bout winning streak, all coming since a split-draw in a 2018 super flyweight title bout against Jerwin Ancajas. The Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico native has fought professionally since 2012 and is unbeaten since his 11th pro fight. Barrios has also fought to draws against then unbeaten fighters Antonio Nieves and Jose Martinez and will be fighting in the U.S. for the third time on May 29. He will be opposed by the 28-year-old Medina (12-6, 11 KOs), who has split a pair of fights in 2021 so far, defeating Euclides Carcamo and losing a split-decision to Omar Cuello. The La Romana, Dominican Republic native has faced a series of big names throughout his career, including matchups against former champion Rau’shee Warren and contenders McWilliams Arroyo and Joshua Greer Jr.
ABOUT OUBAALI VS. DONAIRE
Oubaali vs. Donaire will pit undefeated WBC Bantamweight World Champion Nordine Oubaali against future Hall of Famer Nonito Donaire in a long-awaited 12-round championship showdown live on SHOWTIME Saturday, May 29 from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
In the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING co-feature, hard-hitting contenderSubriel Matias takes on undefeated Batyr Jukembayev in a 12-round IBF Junior Welterweight Title Eliminator, while unbeaten 2016 U.S. Olympian Gary Antuanne Russellfaces Jovanie Santiago in a 10-round super lightweight clash to open the telecast.
The event is promoted by TGB Promotions.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at AXS.com. Dignity Health Sports Park will be open to fans in a limited capacity, with all guests remaining socially distanced and subject to local and state health guidelines throughout the event.
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