Unbeaten super welterweight contender Terrell Gausha will compete in the biggest fight of his professional career thus far on Saturday when he takes on Luis Grajeda. The 140-pound clash will headline the Premier Boxing Champions card on NBC Sports Network, which will air live at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT.
The event will be held inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas directly following the huge event on NBC from the same venue featuring welterweight star Adrien Broner taking on Shawn Porter. The Premier Boxing Champions on NBC card will go live on the network starting at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.
Gausha (14-0, eight KOs) is a former multiple-time amateur champion from Cleveland and has looked tremendous since turning pro in 2012. He’s feasted largely on regional opposition, but he stepped up against the seasoned Norberto Gonzalez in his last outing, stopping the tough Mexican veteran in the second. Only Jermall Charlo stopped Gonzalez previously, which came in the seventh round.
In Mexico’s Grajeda, Gausha will be facing a man determined to get his career back on track. Grajeda is coming off a seventh round TKO loss to former world champion Austin Trout; he had won only once in his previous four bouts. Grajeda (18-4-2, 14 KOs) has taken on several quality opponents throughout his career and has the experience to hand Gausha his first loss. He knocked out Hector Camacho Jr. in 2012 and dropped a hard-fought decision to Jermall Charlo’s twin brother, Jermell, two years before that.
Also set to be featured on the NBCSN card is a lightweight scrap between undefeated Robert Easter Jr. (13-0, 10 KOs) and Miguel Mendoza (21-5-2, 21 KOs). In what could be an explosive fight, Easter is looking to extend his unblemished pro ledger against who is arguably his most experienced opponent to date. Mendoza is trying to snap a three-fight losing streak in the process.
A full slate of unbeaten prospects round out the remainder of the card as 2012 U.S. Olympian Michael Hunter (7-0, 4 KOs) battles Deon Elam (14-2, 8 KOs) in a six-round heavyweight bout while Ladarius “Memphis” Miller (7-0, 1 KO), Kevin “The Second Coming” Newman (2-0-1, 1 KO) and Sanjarbek Rakhmmanov will all be featured in separate bouts.
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