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Photos: James DeGale Ready For Ring Return With Munoz

Unbeaten featherweight contender Brandon Figueroa takes on rugged veteran Oscar Escandon in the 10-round main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes this Sunday, September 30 from Citizen's Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. (photos by Luis Mejia).

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John Molina, Jr., who was scheduled to be in the main event, will be rescheduled to return to the ring soon. And former welterweight champion Victor Ortiz, who was slated to face Molina, will no longer be on the card.
 
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and will feature 2016 Olympic silver medalist Joe Joyce facing Iago Kiladze in a 10-round heavyweight attraction.

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WEIGHTS

Figueroa 122.4, Escandon 123

Joyce 263, Kiladze 218

Spencer 155.8, Macon 153

Ajagba 238, Jones 213.6

Davies 175, Fenderson 174.8

Balderas 118.8, Martino 118.8

DeGale 172, Munoz 170

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The exciting night of fights will also see rising unbeaten prospects enter the ring as 2016 Nigerian Olympian Efe Ajagba (6-0, 5 KOs) steps in for a six-round heavyweight bout, sensational super welterweight prospect Joey Spencer (4-0, 4 KOs) competes in a four-round match and featherweight prospect Stephen Fulton (13-0, 6 KOs) looks to remain unbeaten in an eight-round match.

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Tickets for the event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions and Ringstar Sports, are on sale now and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.
 
Figueroa (16-0, 11 KOs), the brother of former lightweight world champion Omar Figueroa, Jr., continues to climb the ladder in the featherweight division with a step up match against the tough former title challenger Escandon. The 21-year-old out of Weslaco, Texas was busy last year as he won all four of his matches and he has logged two knockout victories this year, beating Giovanni Delgado in March and Luis Roy Suarez Cruz in his last fight on August 4, with three of those six wins coming on FS1 and FOX Deportes.

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The 34-year-old Escandon (25-4, 17 KOs), who fought in the 2004 Olympian for Colombia, is a hardnosed veteran from Ibague, Colombia looking to rebound from two tough losses to Tugstsogt Nyambayar on May 26 on FS1 and WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell, Jr. in 2017.

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A 6-foot-6 heavyweight, Joyce (5-0, 5 KOs) won the silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as a super heavyweight from Great Britain and now trains in Big Bear, California with Abel Sanchez. The 32-year-old from London turned pro in 2017 and has been on a knockout roll since. Joyce, whose nickname is 'Juggernaut,' has ended four of his five fights inside of two rounds. He scored a first-round KO victory over Ivica Bacurin in his last fight on June 15.
 
Kiladze (26-3, 18 KOs) is an experienced veteran who will test Joyce early in his young career. The 32-year-old out of Ukraine who now lives in Los Angeles and will be looking to rebound from back-to-back losses to Michael Hunter and Adam Kownacki. Before those losses he had put together a six-match win streak.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by b00g13man on 09-30-2018

Ducked Uzi claiming to be going for "money", and this is what we get? Smh.

Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 09-29-2018

DeGale is done like medium rare, Badou Jack took away his prime after that beating he took with a dubious draw! Did y’all see DeGale post fight interview? He was looking like and rambling around like a toothless hobo bum…

Comment by The3 on 09-29-2018

Just move to 175

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 09-29-2018

DeGale is a punk this other bloke fought at welterweight last year how is this trash sanctioned. If he's moving up at least fight a bum at 175. What the hell?!

Comment by _Rexy_ on 09-29-2018

[QUOTE=OctoberRed;19151306]Degale looks a little soft for light heavyweight[/QUOTE] wait, he's fighting a career WW at LHW?!? [QUOTE=Jubei;19151575]How the f.. does Degale weigh in at Light Heavyweight and face a welterweight with 18 losses?? WTF is this trash fight?[/QUOTE] yeah...I looked…

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