NASHVILLE, TN - Undefeated Middleweight prospect, Caleb "Sweet Hands" Plant (9-0, 8 KOs), makes a speedy return to the ring as he will face an opponent TBA on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Fox Sports 1 will televise the card headlined by Julian Williams vs. Luciano Cuello. Plant will open up the telecast which begins at 9PM ET / 6PM PT live on Fox Sports 1.
With seven first round knockouts to his credit, Plant, a rising star, is rapidly establishing himself as one of the most feared fighters in the middleweight division. He's currently riding a seven fight knockout streak, having gone the distance only once in his career.
In his last bout, which took place on August 15, 2015, Plant demolished late sup Zoltan Sera (20-6, 12 KOs) by way of a first round knockout. Look for Caleb Plant to continue with an aggressive style when he steps into the ring on Sept, 22.
"Although I have a few first round knockouts, I really like to take my time and pick my shots in my fights," said Caleb Plant. "Fortunately, I've been able to get my opponents hurt early and get them out of there. I'm prepared to go the distance if I have to, but there is no doubt, if I get my opponent hurt, I'm going for the knockout."
Fighting on television for the first time in his last outing, Plant is relishing on the fact that his fight will be broadcasted live on Fox Sports 1. Managed by Al Haymon, Plant sees a bright future.
"It's really exciting to know all my fans and family back home will be able to tune in and watch me fight," Plant continued. "In addition, those who haven't had a chance to see me in action, will now get their opportunity. When you have a person like Al Haymon in your corner, it's a very satisfying feeling, because you with hard work opportunities will be there. My goal is to keep working hard and take advantage of every opportunity that comes my way. I'm very pleased to be making a quick return to the ring."
SAN ANTONIO, TX - Super-Featherweight prodigy, Mario Barrios (10-0, 5 KOs), has a new opponent for his upcoming bout this Sunday, September 6, 2015 at the American Bank Center, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Barrios who was slated to face Jonathan "Popeye" Perez, will now face Jose Cen Torres (13-8, 1 KO) in an 8-round bout. Barrios speaks on his new opponent.
"Late substitutions are part of boxing," said Barrios. "That's why you must be prepared for any style. Nothing has changed as far as what I'm going to do in the ring. Our game plan is set and we will be ready for anything Torres brings to the ring. I'm just excited to be fighting in Texas once again. I'm looking forward to fighting in front of the fans who will be there to support me. Texas boxing fans are great!"
The event is headlined by former world champion Anthony "The Dog" Dirrell (27-1-1, 22 KOs) taking on Mexico's Marco Antonio "El Veneno" Rubio (59-7-1, 51 KOs) and features the rematch between bantamweight world champion Jamie McDonnell (26-2-1, 12 KOs) and exciting brawler Tomoki "El Mexicanito" Kameda (31-1, 19 KOs). Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on CBS will air the event live from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas Sunday, September 6. The telecast kicks off at 4 PM ET/1 PM PT.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Leija Battah Promotions and Warriors Boxing, are priced at $109, $93, $49, $38 and $15, not including applicable service charges and taxes and are on sale now. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com, the American Bank Center Box Office or by calling Leija Battah Promotions at (210) 979-3302. To charge by phone call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000
MIAMI, FL - On Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California, undefeated light heavyweight power puncher, Ahmed Elbiali (11-0, 10 KOs) is scheduled to fight on the televised portion of the Premier Boxing Champions on Fox Sports 1 card headlined by Austin Trout (29-2, 16 KOs) vs. Joey Hernandez (24-3-1, 14 KOs) . Elbiali will face an Fabiano Pena (12-3-1, 8 KOs) in an 8-round bout. The PBC telecast will begin at 9PM ET / 6PM PT live on Fox Sports 1.
Elbiali, who's known for having heavy hands, is one of the most exciting fighters in the light heavyweight division. With a 90% knockout ratio, Elbiali is being touted as the next great knockout artist. He'll look to continue that trend against Pena.
"I'm always looking to end the fight early if I get my opponent hurt," said Ahmed Elbiali. "A couple of fights ago I went the distance for the first time and I felt good knowing I can fight into the later rounds if need be. I love to let my hands fly and bring exciting fights to the fans. That's what I try to do in all my fights. On September 8th, I'll be looking to do the same."
With Al Haymon guiding the career of Elbiali, sky is the limit.
"Working with Al Haymon has been great for my career." Elbiali continued. "Fighting on TV once again is bringing great exposure my fighting style, and I'm very appreciative to Haymon for all his hard work. My goal is to become a world champion and be known as one of the most exciting fighters in my division."
Tickets priced $28.50 - $78.50 not including fees, are on sale in person at the Palladium box office or online at here. Doors open at 5PM PT, with the first televised fights starting at 6PM PT.