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Showtime Bantamweights Headed to Tacoma

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

After originally scheduling the show in Leon, Mexico, promoters for Showtime's December 11 bantamweight double-header were met with reluctance from the network, so the show moved to Los Angeles. Apparently, no venue was located there, but finally there is an official site for the event. Fight fans in the great northwest can head to the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma for the event, which features a rematch of a great 2009 fight between Yonnhy Perez and Joseph Agbeko, and the always-entertaining Vic Darchinyan facing Abner Mares.

The winners of the two fights will meet in 2011, with the losers obligated to meet in a second fight, too. What happens if there's a draw in December? Oh, why be that way. Knock on wood and all that.

This show will go head-to-head (well, it'll start a little earlier) with a junior welterweight double-header from HBO, featuring Amir Khan-Marcos Maidana and Victor Ortiz-Lamont Peterson. Which card are you more excited about?

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