BoxingScene.com's Rick Reeno reports that Showtime is setting up an October 31 double-header featuring bantamweight titlist Joseph "King Kong" Agbeko's return to the ring. Agbeko is coming off of the biggest win of his career, an upset decision over a red-hot Vic Darchinyan.
Agbeko (27-1, 22 KO) would face undefeated Yonnhy Perez (19-0, 14 KO) in a main event that could produce fireworks. Perez is a 30-year old Colombian now living in California, and earned his title shot by stopping Silence Mabuza in the 12th round in Mabuza's home country of South Africa in May. Mabuza's only two losses prior to that fight came at the hands of Rafael Marquez.
The other fight would pit Showtime favorite Antonio DeMarco (22-1, 16 KO) against Jose Alfaro (23-4, 20 KO), another potential banger of a matchup. DeMarco is also sitting on a mandatory and a fight against Alfaro is no gimme. He knocked out Anges Adjaho on the Agbeko-Darchinyan undercard in July.
Right now, all Showtime officially has set up for their Showtime Championship Boxing series is Super Six shows and the September 12 Kessler and Ward showcase, which is meant to mostly promote the two fighters and their inclusion in the Super Six. Adding a card like this would be most welcome. Without it, October is looking quite thin, with only the Abraham-Taylor and Froch-Dirrell show truly a "major" card on the schedule.