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Showtime unveils spring/summer boxing schedule featuring Leo Santa Cruz vs. Carl Frampton

Showtime unveils spring/summer boxing schedule featuring Leo Santa Cruz vs. Carl Frampton

Showtime unveiled its spring/summer boxing schedule Friday, a slate that includes the postponed Keith Thurman-Shawn Porter welterweight title fight in a prime-time CBS show, heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder versus Alexander Povetkin and super-middleweight champion Badou Jack facing Canada’s Lucian Bute.

The network also announced it will air a late-summer World Boxing Assn. featherweight title defense by unbeaten champion Leo Santa Cruz of Los Angeles versus unified super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton of Ireland.

The fighters have verbally agreed to the bout within the last 24 hours, and the bout is expected to land in Southern California or Las...

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