On Saturday, Aug. 26, Golden Boy Promotions brings high level boxing back to the Stub Hub Center in Carson, Calif., for Cotto vs. Kamegai.
In the evening’s main event, Puerto Rican boxing legend Miguel Cotto takes on Japan’s Yoshihiro Kamegai for the vacant WBO world super welterweight title. Cotto steps back into the ring after dropping his last fight and WBC title to “Canelo” Alvarez nearly two years ago. Kamegai fights for a major title for the first time in his 32-fight career. The Japanese slugger has won 27 bouts, including 24 by way of knockout.
The WBC world super bantamweight title is on the line when undefeated champion Rey Vargas attempts to defend his title against challenger Ronny Rios. Mexico’s Vargas took a decision from Gavin McDonnell to become the WBC titlist in his most recent outing. Rios has put together a five fight win streak with three straight stoppages.
The event airs live 9 p.m. ET on HBO, Canal Space (Latin America), and RPC Channel 4 (Panama).
Below are the results of the event’s weigh-ins which took place Friday, Aug. 25, as well as a photo gallery shot by Amanda Armstrong for Combat Press.
Rey Vargas (121.6) vs. Ronny Rios (122) – for WBC world super bantamweight title