The Showtime card originally set for Nov. 28 has been officially moved to Dec. 12, as has been expected. The idea was first reported eight days ago, when the originally planned Dec. 12 card headlined by Nordine Oubaali vs Nonito Donaire was moved to Dec. 19, with Emmanuel Rodriguez replacing Oubaali.
The Dec. 12 card will still be headlined by a 130-pound main event between Chris Colbert (14-0, 5 KO) and Jaime Arboleda (16-1, 13 KO), which is a decent matchup. It now won’t go head-to-head with the Tyson-Jones PPV, which like it or not is going to be the story of the night on Nov. 28, though it will now go head-to-head with an ESPN card headlined by Shakur Stevenson vs Toka Kahn Clary.
The Showtime event will be a triple-header, featuring veteran middleweight Matt Korobov (28-3-1, 14 KO) taking on Ronald Ellis (17-1-2, 11 KO) in a 10-round co-feature, and Richardson Hitchins (11-0, 5 KO) taking a good step up against Argenis Mendez (25-5-3, 12 KO) in a 10-round junior welterweight opener.
The show will be held behind closed doors at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., where all of Showtime’s non-PPV events have been held since A
Watch some of the best highlights from unbeaten interim WBA Super Featherweight Champion Chris “Primetime” Colbert’s career. Colbert faces the hard-hitting Jaime Arboleda in the main event of SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION Saturday, December 12 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT live on SHOWTIME from Mohegan Sun Arena
The 26-year-old Arboleda (16-1, 13 KOs) has amassed an impressive six-fight winning streak heading into the matchup against Colbert, with five of those victories coming inside of the distance. Born in Curundu, Panama, and now fighting out of Miami, Fla. Arboleda has fought professionally since 2014 and scored knockouts over two then-undefeated