Tonight at 9:00 pm EDT on Showtime, a triple-header from Chicago's UIC Pavilion will feature Andrzej Fonfara, Tomoki Kameda, and Javier Fortuna in what feel like but may not be showcase bouts. BLH will be here for live coverage.
Fonfara (25-3, 15 KO) will be headlining since he's the draw, in a 10-round light heavyweight fight against Doudou Ngumbu (33-5, 12 KO), an also-ran fighter who mostly excels as a spoiler. Originally from Congo, Ngumbu now fights out of France and does have wins over Vyacheslav Uzelkov and Aleksy Kuziemski on his record. He's certainly no world-beater, but then neither is Fonfara, and styles make fights. This could be a little more interesting than it may appear.
Most Hard Core Boxing Heads will be tuning in to see Tomoki Kameda (30-0, 19 KO) defend his WBO bantamweight title against mandatory challenger Alejandro Hernandez (28-10-2, 15 KO). Kameda is looking to soon make a claim to being the best 118-pound fighter in the world, as right now it's arguable that he trails only Shinsuke Yamanaka, who has more experience in bigger fights (despite less pro fights), and has established himself as the top guy in the division for now. If Kameda impresses tonight, he keeps moving toward that.
In the opener, super featherweights Javier Fortuna (25-0-1, 18 KO) and Abner Cotto (18-2, 8 KO) will square off in a 10-round fight. Fortuna is at times a top fighter and at times a guy waiting to have his bubble burst. We'll see which version shows up tonight.