It all starts tonight.
An anticipated two-stage, single-elimination Bantamweight tournament begins tomorrow/Saturday, Dec. 11, on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/PT at Emerald Queen.
In the opening 12-round bout on the telecast, features two-time division titlist Vic Darchinyan (35-2-1, 27 KOs) and undefeated, world-ranked Abner Mares (29-0-1) fighting for the World Boxing Council Silver Belt.
IBF 118-pound champion Yonnhy Perez (20-0-1, 14 KOs) will defend against former IBF belt-holder and the boxer he dethroned, Joseph Agbeko (27-2, 22 KOs) in the second fight.
The winners of each semifinal will clash in the final in 2011 with the losing boxers competing in a consolation fight.