Premier Boxing Champions on Saturday announced that its Sept. 12 middleweight showdown between Peter Quillin and Michael Zerafa has been bolstered by a solid light heavyweight bout. Rising contender “Sir” Marcus Browne (15-0, 11 KOs) will face former titleholder Gabriel Campillo (25-7-1, 12 KOs) in what could be the afternoon’s swing bout.
Another scrap added the PBC on NBC card is a middleweight tilt pitting unbeaten Hugo Centeno (22-0, 12 KOs) against Lukas Maciec (22-2-1, 5 KOs).
A 2012 Olympian, Browne has thus far met all expectations in the pro ranks, toppling the likes of Aaron Pryor Jr. and Cornelius White. Now, he is ready to take the next step up the ladder against Campillo, a tough veteran who has taken on the likes of Beibut Shumenov, Hugo Herman Garay and Thomas Williams Jr.
The card will be held inside Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. and will be televised live starting at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT.
Centeno has long been one of boxing’s top prospects with victories over Ayi Bruce, Keandre Leatherwood, Angel Osuna and Gerardo Ibarra. Maciec enters the bout on a five-fight win streak, including victories over Lanardo Tyner and previously unbeaten fighters Jussi Koivula and Sasu Karapetyan.
PBC has also announced that its Bounce TV series, “The Next Round,” will return on Friday, Sept. 18, at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Fla. Headlining the second PBC on Bounce event will be a middleweight showdown between Caleb Truax and Fernando Guerrero.
Truax (25-2-2, 15 KOs) is coming off a 12th round TKO loss to Daniel Jacobs in April and is looking to get back on the winning track. The Minnesotan had won seven of his previous eight outings coming into the bout with Jacobs, which was for the WBA 160-pound world title.
Guerrero (27-2, 19 KOs) has gone 2-2 in his last four, but those losses were at the hands of elite-level fighters David Lemieux and Peter Quillin. He last fought in April as well, where he toppled Abraham Han via 10-round decision.
In the co-main event, a welterweight scrap between unbeaten Jamal James (17-0, 9 KOs) and knockout artist Juan Carlos Abreu (18-1, 17 KOs) is scheduled. Also on the bill will be Erickson Lubin taking on Orlando Lora. The event will be televised live on Bounce TV, as well as BounceTV.com, at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
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