Tomorrow night on Showtime, Robert Easter Jr and Rances Barthelemy square off for the vacant WBA “world” lightweight title in the main event of a three-fight card from Las Vegas, also featuring Viktor Postol vs Mohamed Mimoune and Efe Ajagba vs Michael Wallisch.
Showtime has put together some nice video packages on the main event fighters, both former titleholders looking to get back to some glory. Easter (21-1, 14 KO) hasn’t fought since his loss last July to Mikey Garcia, while Barthelemy (27-1, 14 KO) did win in a December tune-up, but this is his first real challenge since his loss to Kiryl Relikh in March 2018.
Barthelemy’s feature focuses on his defection from Cuba, and his work with a childhood hero, his trainer Joel Casamayor:
Easter’s video is about him going back to his roots for training camp after his first loss:
Showtime’s card goes live on Saturday night at 10:00 pm ET, and Bad Left Hook will be here for live coverage.