Two boxers with a genuine disdain for each other will duke it out with bad intentions for a third time when Diego “Chico” Corrales defends his World Boxing Council (WBC) and RING lightweight titles against former world champion and longtime adversary, southpaw Joel “El Cepillo” Casamayor, on Saturday, Oct. 7, during a Free Preview Weekend on SHOWTIME.
In the co-feature bout of a world championship doubleheader that begins at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast), rising superstar Vic “The Raging Bull” Darchinyan (26-0, 21 KOs) will risk his International Boxing Federation/International Boxing Organization (IBF/IBO) flyweight crowns and his undefeated record against world-ranked Glenn “The Filipino Bomber” Donaire (16-2-1, nine KOs).
Saturday’s SHOWTIME BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP telecast is the second night of fight cards airing on the network during the Free Preview Weekend that runs Friday, Oct. 6 through Monday, Oct. 9. On Oct. 6, “ShoBox: The New Generation” will air two semi-final bouts as the super middleweight tournament continues live at 11 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME (delayed on the west coast).
JOEL CASAMAYOR (33-3-1, 21 KOs)
“Corrales’ time is up. He is (expletive withheld). He has given me a lot of (same expletive withheld). He has given me no respect. He needs to be more of a man. He is talking a lot because he is scared. On October 7, I will prove that he is nothing.”
“I was ready to take the third fight when (Jose Luis) Castillo did not make weight, but I never got the call.”
“This fight is going to happen, and it is going to happen ugly. This is personal. Corrales got into it with me.”
“I think Corrales is more dangerous when he’s hurt than when he is not.”
“Corrales needs to thank God and Margaret Goodman that she did not let him go back. If he would have kept going, it would have been life threatening.”
“I blew a kiss at Corrales at the press conference because I do not like him. He is a joke to me.”
“I will fight Corrales on the inside, on the outsideâ€¦ “Diego, how do you want me to fight you? You tell me’.”
“This is my moment now. This is the fight for my family, my kids, Latinos, Cubans, but mostly for me because it is personal.”
“Go ahead and look at me like the bad guy. I like it better that way. I have been fighting in the street for food since I was five.”