Nothing has been made official just yet, but Golden Boy is working on finalizing all the deals to announce the expected December 14 Showtime pay-per-view event to be headlined by Adrien Broner defending his WBA welterweight title against Marcos Maidana from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Today, it was reported at BoxingScene.com that Leo Santa Cruz will likely be on that show, defending his WBC super bantamweight belt against Cesar Seda Jr, a former super flyweight title challenger. Santa Cruz (25-0-1, 15 KO) had been trying to secure a fight against Cristian Mijares for November 2, but that isn't going to happen. Seda (25-1, 17 KO) had been scheduled to fight on October 26 on the Hopkins-Murat card, but will now pass on that to face Santa Cruz in December.
Also likely for the show, it appears, is a welterweight fight between Keith Thurman (21-0, 19 KO) and Jesus Soto Karass (28-8-3, 18 KO). Thurman, who pointlessly holds the WBA interim title, which you can see definitely needs to exist given that he'll be fighting on the same date as the guy who holds the full title, is coming off of an exciting win over Diego Chaves in July. That same night, Soto Karass upset Andre Berto in the main event from San Antonio.
After the hits from Mayweather-Canelo, Bradley-Marquez, and Pacquiao-Rios, will you be buying this show, especially given that it's right in the panicky heart of the Christmas shopping season?