Joshua-Whyte won't be the only show on the airwaves this December 12th, as Main Events has completed its HBO Latino triple-header in Glendale, California.
It's been something of a roller coaster for Barrera (16-0, 11 KO) and Murat (27-2-1, 17 KO) to get here. Dan Rafael has a solid writeup, but the general timeline goes:
* Beterbiev gets injured.
* Efforts are made to pit Barrera against Igor Mikhalkin, who changes his mind after accepting.
And now here we are.
Magomedov (16-0, 9 KO), a 23-year-old Dagestani middleweight prospect who beat Derrick Webster on ShoBox earlier this year, shouldn't have any issues with Tavira (12-3, 9 KO), who's been out of the ring for a year and usually competes at super welterweight against middling opposition.
Pedro Campa (18-0, 14 KO) had a six-fight knockout streak snapped in his last fight, a decision win over Noe Nunez, and should be well-matched against Herrera (29-3-1, 18 KO), who's 4-0-1 since a knockout loss to Selcuk Aydin in 2013.
The untelevised portion will also feature Lithuanian former Olympian Egidijus Kavaliauskas (10-0, 9 KO) against no-hoper Pablo Mungula (13 KO), loser of five of his last eight.