Williams-Medina; Alvarez-Johnson on Showtime Extreme
Undefeated junior middleweight Julian Williams will face Michael Medina and unbeaten light heavyweight Eleider Alvarez will clash with once-beaten Alexander Johnson on Showtime Extreme on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET/PT, being delayed on the West Coast, Showtime announced on Monday.
The 24-year-old Williams (15-0-1, 9 knockouts) will be after his third straight win, having stopped Freddy Hernandez in the third round of his last fight in March. The 27-year-old Medina (26-4-2, 19 KOs) was stopped in the first round of his last bout in March of 2013 by Willie Nelson.
Alvarez (14-0, 8 KOs) turned 30 last month and is coming off January's unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Andrew Gardiner. Johnson (15-1, 6 KOs), 32, will be after his fourth consecutive win, having last been in the ring for a unanimous decision over DeLeon Tinsley in December.
Both fights will air on Showtime Extreme prior to the 9 p.m. ET/PT Showtime Championship Boxing tripleheader from the Bell Centre in Montreal headlined by RING/WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (23-1, 20 KOs) against Andrzej Fonfara (25-2, 15 KOs).
Also on the Showtime telecast of Stevenson-Fonfara will be middleweight David Lemieux (31-2, 29 KOs) opposite Fernando Guerrero (26-2, 19 KOs), and junior middleweight Jermell Charlo (23-0, 11 KOs) against Charlie Ota (24-1-1, 16 KOs).