Unbeaten rising star Gary Antuanne Russell (16-0, 16 KOs) delivered a sixth-round TKO (:50) over former two-division Rances Barthelemy (29-2-1, 15 KOs) in their super lightweight clash to keep his perfect knockout streak intact.
On Saturday, May 13, 2023, hard-hitting super lightweight contender Rolando “Rolly” Romero will battle Venezuela's Ismael Barroso in a 12-round bout, live on SHOWTIME starting at 9pm ET/6pm PT. The fight card also features former two-division world champion Rances Barthelemy battling the all-action Omar “El Relámpago” Juarez in the 10-round super lightweight co-main event. Plus, top super lightweight contenders Batyr Akhmedov and SHOBOX® alum Kenneth Sims Jr., meet in a 12-round WBA Super Lightweight World Title Eliminator opening up the telecast.
Eduardo Ramirez and Leduan Barthelemy's first clash ended in a draw. In their second bout, there would be no questions about who the winner was after Ramirez TKO'd Barthelemy with less than 10 seconds left in RD4.
Gary Antunanne Russell defeated Rances Barthelemy RD6 TKO in a controversial finish on July 30, 2022.
Two-division world champion and Brooklyn fan-favorite Danny “Swift” Garcia will make his super welterweight debut against exciting contender Jose Benavidez Jr. in a 12-round showdown, live on SHOWTIME.
Watch live as Danny Garcia and Jose Benavidez share their final thoughts before facing off in a super welterweight showdown on July 30th, live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Watch live as fighters on the Danny Garcia vs Jose Benavidez PBC on SHOWTIME fight card weigh-in ahead of their respective bouts live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on July 30.
Kiryl Relikh handed former two-division world champion Rances Barthelemy the first loss of his career with a wide unanimous decision victory to capture the vacant WBA Super Lightweight World Championship.