LAS VEGAS (August 3, 2016) – The Premier Boxing Champions series will be featured every weekend in August as the series continues to bring exciting action from coast-to-coast across multiple broadcast networks over fight great fight nights.
Coming off of the thrilling “Fight of the Year” candidate between Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz, August will feature undefeated rising star Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (20-0, 17 KOs) headlining PBC on NBC action Sunday, August 21 in a world title eliminator against once- beaten Leonard “The Lion” Bundu (33-1-2, 12 KOs). Televised coverage from Brooklyn begins at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT following coverage of the Olympic Men’s Basketball Gold Medal game.
On Saturday, August 27th, former world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-4-1, 18 KOs) returns to battle David Emanuel Peralta (25-2-1, 14 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight showdown from Anaheim that headlines a great triple-header on Spike. The fights begin at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT and will also feature hard-hitting Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo (24-5, 20 KOs) battling veteran Freddy Hernandez (33-8, 22 KOs) in a 10-round middleweight matchup of Mexican warriors plus 2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha (18-0, 9 KOs) putting his undefeated record on the line against the Bronx’s Steve Martinez (16-2, 13 KOs) in 10-rounds of super welterweight action.
PBC’s TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes will feature rising middleweight Caleb “Sweet Hands” Plant (13-0, 10 KOs) looking to impress as he takes on Juan De Angel (18-4-1, 17 KOs) in a 10-round matchup on Tuesday, August 23 from Bethlehem, Pa. The action begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features a pair of undercard bouts as unbeaten prospect Earl Newman (9-0, 7 KOs) takes on Detroit’s Leo Hall (8-1, 7 KOs) in eight-rounds of light heavyweight action while Carlos Gongora (5-0, 4 KOs) faces Ronald Mixon (7-0, 6 KOs) in an eight-round matchup of undefeated light heavyweight prospects.
PBC on ESPN and ESPN Deportes returns with back-to-back Friday night shows on August 5 and August 12 featuring a bevy of young talent. August 5 will see hard-hitting 19-year-old David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez (15-0, 14 KOs) taking on experienced 168-pound contender Denis Douglin (20-4, 13 KOs) in the 10-round main event live from Philadelphia. Lightweight action between Alejandro “El Charro” Luna (20-0, 15 KOs) and Stephen “The Rock” Ormond (21-2, 11 KOs) kick-off the night at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
The following week will see undefeated featherweight Miguel Flores (20-0, 9 KOs) in a 10-round showdown against once-beaten contender Ryan Kielczweski (25-1, 7 KOs) that serves as the main event in Verona, New York. Undefeated welterweight Bryant Perrella (14-0, 13 KOs) will matchup with Cuban Olympian Yordenis Ugas (15-3, 7 KOs) in a 10-round bout that kicks off the telecast at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
See below for the chronological schedule:
Friday, August 5 on ESPN and ESPN Deportes- David Benavidez vs. Denis Douglin; Alejandro Luna vs. Stephen Ormond from 2300 Arena in Philadelphia (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).
Friday, August 12 on ESPN and ESPN Deportes – Miguel Flores vs. Ryan Kielczweski; Bryant Perrella vs. Yordenis Ugas from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).
Sunday, August 21 on NBC – Errol Spence Jr. vs. Leonard Bundu from Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn (5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT).
Tuesday, August 23 on FS1 and FOX Deportes – Caleb Plant vs. Juan De Angel; Earl Newman vs. Leo Hall & Carlos Gongora vs. Ronald Mixon from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, PA (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).
Saturday, August 27 on SPIKE – Robert Guerrero vs. David Emanuel Peralta; Alfredo Angulo vs. Freddy Hernandez & Terrell Gausha vs. Steve Martinez from Honda Center in Anaheim, CA (9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT).