Julio Cesar Chavez pulls son from Wilder v Fury, Williams-Castro replaces

Ringside 26/11/2018

Top super welterweight contender Julian “J-Rock” Williams will take on Mexico’s Javier Francisco Castro in a 10-round bout on Saturday night.

It adds to an exciting night of undercard action presented by Premier Boxing Champions from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

A huge heavyweight world championship showdown headlines the event. WBC champion Deontay Wilder and lineal champion Tyson Fury square-up live on SHOWTIME PPV® presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

The Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. vs. Alfredo Angulo bout, originally scheduled to appear on the December 1 SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION® telecast, is off because Chavez’s father, Julio, Sr., and his team didn’t believe Chavez Jr. was ready to return to the ring.

Chavez, Jr. will return at some time in the future. Angulo will still appear in a bout on the undercard.

The December 1 SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION telecast will now begin at 7:45 p.m. ET/4:45 p.m. PT live on SHOWTIME.

Also featured is one-fight coverage from Canada. Boxing’s longest-reigning world champion Adonis Stevenson makes the 10th defense of his WBC Light Heavyweight Title against unbeaten challenger Oleksandr Gvozdyk.

SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION will also stream live for free on the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel and Facebook page immediately preceding the Wilder vs. Fury SHOWTIME PPV.


Tickets for the event, which is promoted by BombZquad Enterprises and Queensberry Promotions, in association with TGB Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, are on sale now and are available via AXS.com. Wilder vs. Fury will be produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV. The suggested retail price (SRP) for the pay-per-view telecast is $64.99 for standard definition.

Williams (25-1-1, 15 KOs) is back in the title picture at 154-pounds since his only defeat pro defeat, a loss to Jermall Charlo in a 2016 title fight.

Since that setback, the 28-year-old of Philadelphia has rattled off three straight victories. They include triumphs over former champion Ishe Smith and hard-hitting contender Nathaniel Gallimore.

The 34-year-old Castro (28-8, 23 KOs) is from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. He’s coming off a TKO victory over Carlos Urrea in his last fight in 2017.

Castro has challenged Errol Spence Jr. amongst his 36 pro fights.


Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury pits the WBC Heavyweight World Champion Wilder against the lineal heavyweight champion. Wilder v Fury is on SHOWTIME PPV® Saturday, December 1 from STAPLES CENTER in Los Angeles and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

The PPV undercard begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and will feature unbeaten unified super welterweight world champion Jarrett Hurd returning to take on Jason Welborn.

Cuban heavyweight slugger Luis Ortiz faces off against Travis Kauffman. Undefeated heavyweight Joe Joyce battles Joe Hanks.