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Showtime ending 2014 with quadruple-header on SHO Extreme

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Showtime will end a busy month and their boxing year with a quadruple-header live on December 20, which will air on Showtime Extreme from the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington.

In the main event, Jesus Cuellar (25-1, 19 KO) will face Ruben Tamayo (25-4-4, 17 KO) in a 12-round featherweight bout. Argentina's Cuellar, 27, holds the interim WBA belt, which in theory makes him a top contender to Nicholas Walters. Cuellar last fought on September 11, knocking out Juan Manuel Lopez in the second round.

Tamayo, a Mexican southpaw, scored a win over Efrain Esquivias on April 25 in his last fight. That was an eight-round majority decision victory, and the fight was at lightweight, but Tamayo has spent his career 122 and 126 pounds.

Anthony Peterson (34-1, 22 KO) will be back in a 10-round junior welterweight fight, facing Yakubu Amidu (21-5, 19 KO). You may remember Amidu as the Ghanain lightweight managed by actor Vince Vaughn of Swingers and Fred Claus fame. He's 1-3-1 in his last five bouts, and hasn't beaten anyone with a winning record since 2011. His last fight was on February 21, when he lost to Chris Rudd in the quarterfinals of the lightweight Boxcino tournament on ESPN2.

Peterson, 29, really has never gotten his career back on track after a 2010 DQ loss to Brandon Rios on HBO, but he's 4-0 since then, at least, and this will be his third fight in 2014, signaling that he might be ready to make a real push in 2015. He last fought on August 9, beating Edgar Riovalle via first round knockout in Brooklyn.

Philadelphia junior middleweight Julian "J Rock" Williams (17-0-1, 10 KO) will face Edgar Ortega (15-2, 10 KO), and Julius "The Chef" Jackson (18-0, 14 KO) will take on Jonathan Nelson (19-1, 9 KO) in a super middleweight fight. Both are set for 10 rounds.

Goossen Promotions will promote the event in association with Tuto Zabala and All Star Boxing.

Tentatively scheduled for off-TV action are featherweight Gary Russell Jr, middleweight Dominic Wade, and middleweight Tony Harrison.

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