Following a back injury that sidelined Randall Bailey for his IBF welterweight world title fight against Devon Alexander, the co-featured Lucas Matthysse vs. Ajose Olusegun bout for the WBC Interim Super Lightweight World Championship has been elevated to the main event for the Saturday, Sept. 8 fight card from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, live on Showtime.
The co-featured fight of the two-fight telecast is to be determined.
For the unbeaten Nigerian Olusegun (30-0, 14 KO's) and the power-punching Argentine Lucas Matthysse (31-2, 29 KO's), this will be the first time that each will fight in the main event of an internationally televised world championship fight card.
"We're disappointed that Devon will not have the opportunity to fight Randall Bailey for the title this weekend, but we're hopeful that Randall will recover quickly so we can reschedule this great fight," said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. "As ...