Following a successful return to action this past week with Thomas Dulorme v. Jamal James, Premier Boxing Champions is looking to stack up its FOX cards. The promotion ended up announcing cards leading up to the end of the year.
All taking place inside the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the shows will be produced on Saturday’s and Sunday’s. There will also be FS1 programs before and after the main event. As of now, no fans will be allowed in the arena.
“The PBC back on FOX Sports is what we’ve all been working towards,” said Bill Wanger, Executive Vice President, Head of Programming and Scheduling, FOX Sports. “We’re looking forward to showcasing some of the top boxers in the sport on FOX, FS1, FOX Deportes and PPV throughout the rest of the year.”
Shows on FOX:
On Saturday, August 22, Shawn Porter will face Sebastian Formella in a WBC/IBF Welterweight Title eliminator. Porter (30-3-1) has faced a who’s who of fighters in his last six contests. After losing to Keith Thurman for the WBA Welterweight Title, Porter beat Andre Berto and Adrian Granados in 2017. He would beat Danny Garcia for the WBC Welterweight Title and would retain it against Yordenis Ugas. Porter would lose the belt to Errol Spence Jr. last September in a Fight of the Year contender.
Formella (22-0) made his debut in 2015. He has only fought outside of Germany once, beating Krzysztof Szot in Sweden. The 33-year-old has ten wins via knockout and won his last three bouts via unanimous decision. Formella beat Thulani Mbenge for the IBO World Welterweight Title and defended it this past January, beating Roberto Arriaza.
On Saturday, August 29, Erislandy Lara will face Greg Vendetti for the WBA Super Welterweight Title. Lara (26-3-2) made his professional debut in 2008. The WBA Light-Middleweight Champion’s biggest test was in 2014 when he lost to Canelo Alvarez via split decision. The 37-year-old rebounded by beating Ishe Smith and Delvin Rodriguez, the latter for the IBO Light-Middleweight Title. His last bout was a TKO win over Canelo’s brother Ramon for the WBA Light-Middleweight Title. “The American Dream”, a 2005 World Championships gold medalist, has 15 wins via knockout.
Vendetti (22-3-1) is 2-1 in his last three fights and is on a two-fight win streak. His last fight was a unanimous decision win over Michael Anderson in July 2019.
On Sunday, September 6, Yordenis Ugas will face off against Abel Ramos for the WBA Welterweight Title. This comes after WBA stripped Alexander Besputin of the WBA (regular) Welterweight Title after testing positive for Ligandrol, a banned substance.
Ugas has been waiting to face some of the top fighters out there today. He earned a shot at Porter for the WBC Welterweight TItle in March 2019. Losing via split decision, the 33-year-old went on to beat Omar Figueroa Jr. in July via unanimous decision. His last fight was in February, beating Mike Dallas Jr. via corner retirement. Ramos (26-3-2) is on an eight-fight win streak since 2018. His last fight was a TKO win over Bryant Perrella back in February. The 29-year-old has 20 wins via knockout.
There will be two more shows that don’t have fights announced for them yet: November 7 and 26.
Shows on PPV
The main event of the PPV on November 21 will be Errol Spence Jr. defending his WBC and IBF Welterweight Titles against Danny Garcia.
Spence turned professional in 2012. He beat Kell Brook back in 2017 to win the IBF Welterweight Title. In a Fight of the Year contender in September, “The Truth” won the WBC Welterweight Title from Porter. This would be the first fight back for Spence (26-0) since his car accident back in October. Charged with a DUI, Spence wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the car. He suffered lacerations to his face and damage to his teeth.
Garcia (36-2) is 3-2 in his last five fights. A former Light-Welterweight Champion, Garcia won the WBC Welterweight Title in 2016 against Robert Guerrero. He lost the title when facing Keith Thurman and ended up losing to Porter for the vacant title a year later. “Swift” beat Adrian Granados via TKO in April 2019 and recently beat Ivan Redkach via unanimous decision back in January.
Below are the main events and co-features of each card. Some are still waiting for fights to be announced:
- Shawn Porter v. Sebastian Formella
- Sebastian Fundora v. Nathaniel Gallimore
- Joey Spencer
- FS1 Telecast at 10 p.m. ET
- Erislandy Lara v. Greg Vendetti – WBA Super-Welterweight Title
- Alfredo Angulo v. Caleb Truax
- FS1 Telecast at 6 p.m. ET
- Yordenis Ugas v. Abel Ramos – WBA Welterweight Title
- Rances Barthelemy v. Alberto Puello – interim WBA Super-Lightweight Title
- Jesus Ramos
- FS1 telecast at 6 p.m. ET
- Errol Spence Jr. (c) v. Danny Garcia – WBC and IBF Welterweight Titles
- FS1 telecast at 7 p.m. ET
- FS1 telecast at 6 p.m. ET.