Francisco Vargas v Stephen Smith added to Salido v Roman on Dec 9

WBN 11/11/2017

Former world super-featherweight champion Francisco Vargas will battle UK contender Stephen Smith on December 9 in an HBO addition to the Orlando Salido v Miguel Roman clash.

Vargas is warming up for a potential rematch with Salido in 2018, although Smith will feel he has something to prove following losses to US-based ex-belt holders Jose Pedraza and Jason Sosa at world level.

Also heading to what is now a TV treble, Tevin Farmer continues his comeback from being involved in a shooting as the American battles Kenichi Ogawa for the vacant IBF title in the same division.

HBO have a packed line-up in store for the rest of 2017, with undercard bouts still to be added to the middleweight title clash between Billy Joe Saunders and David Lemieux on Dec 16.

HBO’s Upcoming Boxing Schedule:

November 11: Daniel Jacobs vs. Luis Arias / Jarrell Miller vs. Mariusz Wach / Cletus Seldin vs. Roberto Ortiz – Live on HBO at 10:00 p.m.

November 25: Sergey Kovalev vs. Vyacheslav Shabranskyy / Sullivan Barrera vs. Felix Valera / Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Jason Sosa – Live on HBO at 10:00 p.m.

December 2: Miguel Cotto vs. Sadam Ali & Rey Vargas vs. Oscar Negrete – Live on HBO at 10:00 p.m.

December 9: Orlando Salido vs. Miguel Roman / Tevin Farmer vs. Kenichi Ogawa / Francisco Vargas vs. Stephen Smith – Live on HBO at 10:20 p.m.

December 16: Billy Joe Saunders vs. David Lemieux – Live on HBO at 9:40 p.m.