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Barthelemy vs DeMarco fight set for June 21 PBC on CBS card

Rances Barthelemy and Antonio DeMarco will headline a Sunday card on CBS in June.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Fights on a Sunday? Fights on a Sunday! And on network TV! What a world we're living in here in the year of 2015. On Sunday, June 21, PBC on CBS will have a fight between Rances Barthelemy and Antonio DeMarco, marking the first time since a date I'm not going to bother to look up that boxing will air live on a Sunday afternoon on American TV.

Barthelemy (22-0, 13 KO) held the IBF super featherweight title briefly before vacating it after a single successful defense, and jumped up to a catchweight between lightweight and junior welterweight for his last bout, a March 26 win over Angino Perez in Florida. The 28-year-old Cuban has the height (5'11") to move up, but DeMarco (31-4-1, 23 KO) will certainly be a tougher test than Perez was.

Most last saw Barthelemy in his win over David Saucedo last October on Showtime.

That said, the 29-year-old DeMarco is coming off of a loss to Jessie Vargas last November, which was an undercard bout on the Pacquiao-Algieri pay-per-view that you still regret paying to see, stealing the show in the opening fight of the broadcast, with two-way action that Vargas did largely dominate. Like Barthelemy, DeMarco is tall (5'10") and lean for the weight, and has even fought a couple of times as a welterweight, winning bouts with Fidel Monterrosa and Lanardo Tyner.

DeMarco held the WBC lightweight title for 13 months in 2011-12.

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