World Bantamweight Championship Fight Headlines Debut of Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round on Bounce TV Sun. Aug. 2 at 9:00 pm (ET)
PBC – The Next Round Live from Orlando Features World Title Fight Between Juan Carlos “Baby Pacquiao” Payano (16-0) and Rau’shee “Nuke” Warren (13-0)
Plus Junior Middleweight WBC Four-Man Tournament: Olympic Silver Medalist Yudel Jhonson (17-1, 9 KOs) vs Jorge Cota (24-1, 22 KOs) & Olympian John Jackson (19-2, 15 KOs) vs Dennis Laurente (49-5, 30 KOs)
ATLANTA (July 2, 2015) -– Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) comes to Bounce TV on Sunday, August 2 at 9:00 p.m. (ET), with the debut of the new monthly series, PBC – The Next Round, which will showcase the sport’s future stars and potential champions.
The main event for the series premiere of PBC – The Next Round will be a 12-round World Bantamweight Championship fight between Juan Carlos “Baby Pacquiao” Payano (16-0, 8 KOs) and Rau’shee “Nuke” Warren (13-0, 4 KOs). Both fighters are Olympians – Payano for the Dominican Republic and Cincinnati southpaw Warren, a three-time Olympian for the United States. Each fighter brings an undefeated record to the battle for the title.
The co-feature is a two-fight, WBC Tournament in the Junior Middleweight division: A 10-round match of Olympic Silver Medalist Yudel Johnson (17-1, 9 KOs) taking on the knockout machine Jorge Cota (24-1, 22 KOs), plus 10 rounds of Olympian John Jackson (19-2, 15 KOs) battling Dennis Laurente (49-5, 30 KOs). The winners of the two bouts will face-off on a date to be announced soon.
PBC – The Next Round, promoted by Warriors Boxing, will take place at Full Sail Live, the state-of-the-art performance venue on the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida.
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