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Lara Replaces Huck As 6/12 PBC on Spike TV Headliner

By Jake Donovan
 
There has been a shake-up in the proposed lineup for the June 12 edition of Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions series, which airs live on Spike TV from Chicago, IL. The show will now be headlined by top-rated junior middleweight Erislandy Lara against an opponent to be determined.

Delvin Rodriguez has previously been floated as the possible foe for Lara, but merely remains in the running along with at least two other potential candidates. 
 
The show will also feature Artur Szpilka, a local heavyweight slugger who thrilled the Chicago crowd with his two-round destruction of Ty Cobb this past Friday at the UIC Pavilion. His bout came moments after the cameras stopped rolling following the live tripleheader topped by Badou Jack’s upset win over Anthony Dirrell.
 
Confirmation has not yet been made as to whether Szpilka will appear on the televised portion of the June 12 card.
 
Marco Huck was originally scheduled top the event in what would have served as his stateside debut, but sources have informed BoxingScene.com that the cruiserweight titlist from Germany by way of Serbia will no longer appear on the card. Representatives from PBC declined comment. There has not been any indication as to whether or not his opponent - unbeaten Krzysztof Glowacki - will remain on the show.
 
Lara (20-2-2, 12KOs) is coming off of a 12-round points win over Ishe Smith last December in San Antonio, Texas. The slick Cuban southpaw previously came up short in a disputed split decision loss to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in their catchweight bout last July in in Las Vegas.
 
Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by justinussery87 on 04-28-2015

THis is great! Lara is an amazing boxer!

Comment by MasterPlan on 04-27-2015

Devon Alexander he hasn't fought yet.

Comment by Mitchell Kane on 04-27-2015

Interesting development. Wonder what's going on with Huck. Seems like a serious downgrade for this fight card. Huck-Glowacki was a good match-up, and with Glowacki being Polish, it probably would've gotten some interest in Chicago. Not sure Lara-TBA and possibly…

Comment by Spray_resistant on 04-27-2015

I would much rather have seen Huck.

Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 04-27-2015

Damn,, I was really looking forward to the huck fight.. He is perfect for network TV.., good fighter and usually in thrilling, compelling matchups

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