BOXING: Co-featured bout for Guerrero-Aydin announced

Top-rated welterweight prospect “Showtime” Shawn Porter faces his toughest foe to date, two-time world title challenger Alfonso Gomez, for the NABO Welterweight Title on July 28 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, it was announced Friday.

The bout will lead off the Showtime Championship Boxing telecast. Guerrero versus Aydin for the vacant WBC Interim Welterweight world title main event will follow.

Porter (19-0, 14 KOs) is unbeaten in 19 fights since his debut in 2008 and has two regional titles, the NABO junior middleweight crown and the NABF welterweight belt, en route to announcing his arrival at the elite level of the game.

On April 28, he scored his first win of 2012 with a sixth round technical knockout over Patrick Thompson.

Gomez (23-5-2, 12 KOs), the winner in five of his last six fights with his only loss coming in a courageous effort against 154-pound World Champion Canelo Alvarez last September, is originally from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

He also appeared on NBC’s boxing reality show “The Contender.”

• Guerrero vs. Aydin is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arena-Box Promotion and sponsored by Corona, DeWalt Tools and AT&T. The Showtime Championship Boxing telecast will air live at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast.) Preliminary fights will air live on Showtime Extreme® beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Tickets, priced at $252, $127, $62 and $26, are available for purchase at the HP Pavilion ticket office, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or online at

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