Tomorrow night's HBO show from the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City features just one televised fight, but here's the undercard for those interested. It will stream on TopRank.com at 7 p.m. EDT, with the main event going live on HBO at 10:30 p.m.
Super Featherweights, 10 Rounds
Luis Cruz (18-0, 14 KO) vs Antonio Davis (28-6, 13 KO)
Cruz, 25, is a Puerto Rican prospect moving his way up the ladder a little bit, but this is a sideways step against a veteran who has seen better days in the 39-year-old Davis. In his last fight, Cruz netted a tight decision win over Martin Honorio on the Juan Manuel Lopez vs Orlando Salido card. Davis has won two in a row, but both were six-round decisions over cans with losing records. Dating back to 2006, his fights with notable opponents resulted in losses to Joan Guzman (UD-12), Steven Luevano (UD-12), Humberto Soto (TKO-4) and Jhonny Gonzalez (TKO-2).
Welterweights, 8 Rounds
Wale Omotoso (18-0, 16 KO) vs Calvin Odom (15-10, 11 KO)
It's great to see the 26-year-old Omotoso, named our top welterweight prospect in May, make his U.S. debut. The Nigerian-born powerhouse has been tearing it up in Australia since turning pro in 2006, and he's out of competition down under. Hopefully he gets fast-tracked in the States, because he's got real talent and toughness, and could be a serious contender sooner than later. Odom, 30, just fought on August 20, and has lost six of eight.
Lightweights, 8 Rounds
Terence Crawford (14-0, 11 KO) vs Angel Rios (9-6, 6 KO)
Rios is also supposedly fighting Jose Benavidez Jr in Arizona on September 17. Crawford, 23, is a Cameron Dunkin-managed prospect out of Omaha. Usually, guys who fight from those locales are a little questionable as prospects, but Crawford has already beaten decent club fodder like Derrick Campos.
Super Bantamweights, 8 Rounds
Jorge Diaz (15-1, 9 KO) vs Salvador Garcia (14-6-2, 7 KO)
23-year-old Diaz is looking to bounce back from his March 26 loss on the last Gamboa undercard, a 12-round scorcher against Teon Kennedy that stole the show in Atlantic City. Garcia, 32, hasn't fought in four years, and hasn't won in five.
Light Heavyweights, 4 Rounds
Anthony Smith (11-0, 9 KO) vs Mickey Scarborough (6-3, 6 KO)
Smith, 26, has also been known as Anthony Caputo. Scarborough, 34 and from Kansas City, has never beaten anyone who had a win on their record coming in, beating five debuting guys and one dude who was 0-1.
Bantamweights, 4 Rounds
Miguel Cartagena (2-0, 1 KO) vs Christian Cruz (3-2, 3 KO)
Cartagena, 19, made his pro debut on the Gamboa vs Solis card, and fought a second time on the Mike Jones vs Raul Munoz show in his hometown of Philadelphia.