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Salido vs Lopez Undercard: Showtime Extreme Lineup Feat. Top Puerto Rican Prospects

Showtime Extreme will have preliminary bouts from the Salido vs Lopez II card on Saturday night.
Showtime Extreme will have preliminary bouts from the Salido vs Lopez II card on Saturday night.
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

For those who asked about the Showtime Extreme lineup on Saturday night, which starts at 8 p.m. before the 10 p.m. Showtime Championship Boxing double-header (Orlando Salido vs Juan Manuel Lopez II, Mikey Garcia vs Bernabe Concepcion), here's what you're going to see early from San Juan.

Lightweights, 10 Rounds
Jose Gonzalez (18-0, 13 KO) vs Daniel Attah (26-9-1, 9 KO)

Gonzalez is a bit older than you might expect at 28, and has yet to fight outside of Puerto Rico since turning pro in 2008. Attah, 35, is a familiar name to most of you, at this point a knockaround guy at 135 whose career never really got rolling. He's lost his last two, and starting with his "0" loss to Acelino Freitas in 2002, is just 6-9 overall. We've recently seen him blown out by Roman Martinez (TKO-6) and Anthony Peterson (UD-8).

Attah is also supposedly slated to face Argenis Mendez on March 17 (Martinez vs Macklin), so if this one falls off, don't be surprised.

Flyweights, 10 Rounds
McWilliams Arroyo (10-1, 9 KO) vs Luis Maldonado (36-7-1, 27 KO)

Maldonado, 34, was once upon a time a pretty good fighter, but those days are gone. He's never really recovered from his 2006 loss to Vic Darchinyan, after which he won a handful of easier fights only to run smack dab into Nonito Donaire in 2007. Following Donaire, he lost to Fernando Montiel and Rodrigo Guerrero, sat out about two years, and returned to lose to Eric Morel and Juan Mercedes. He did win his last fight in August, beating a guy who was 4-10-1.

Arroyo, 26, is the better of the McBrothers even though he lost a fight against fellow youngster Takashi Okada back in 2010, which was a hell of a four-round war. Forget the loss -- he's worth tuning in to see, and might be a contender at 112 sooner than later.

Flyweights, 6 Rounds (Swing Bout)
Jonathan Gonzalez (8-0, 7 KO) vs Erickson Martell (8-3-1, 6 KO)

If there is time, this fight will be shown. Of the 500 or so current PR fighters named Jonathan Gonzalez, this is the flyweight from Caguas.

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