Two boxers with a genuine disdain for each other will duke it out with bad intentions for a third time when 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), Vic Darchinyan will risk his International Boxing Federation/International Boxing Organization (IBF/IBO) flyweight crowns and against world-ranked Glenn Donaire.
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).
DIEGO CORRALES (40-3, 33 KO’s)
“Casamayor is a little grief stylistically. He is a southpaw and he knows all the tricks to use in that stance. My goal is to come out of this fight with no cuts.”
“I don’t care about the comments. Honestly, I am having a good time. On October 7, no one, not Louis DeCubas Jr., no one from the camp will be in that ring except Joel Casamayor.”
JOEL CASAMAYOR (33-3-1, 20 KOs)
“I have been calling him (Corrales) out for three years. On October 7, we’re going to war. I feel like fine wine. The older I get, the better I get.”
“Saturday night, I’m going to put him in his grave. It is time to end him.”
VIC DARCHINYAN (26-0, 21 KO’s)
“I think Donaire is a good fighter. He is a good puncher. He will give me a good fight. The fact that he likes to fight on the inside works right into my plan. I don’t want him running from me. I will knock him out before the 12th round.”
“I will give a good fight. I think he (Donaire) will give me a couple of good rounds before I knock him out.”
GLENN DONAIRE (16-2-1, 9KO’s)
“I am very excited to get a shot at the No. 1 fighter at 112 (pounds). I have been training for about six weeks. I have never been so prepared. I have no fearâ€¦”
“I know this fight is going to be a war. I am going to drain him. If he gets careless, I will knock him out.”