Unified 154-pound champion and Philadelphia-native Julian "J-Rock" Williams and hard-hitting contender Jeison Rosario went face to face at a press conference Tuesday as they previewed their showdown that headlines FOX PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes Saturday, January 18 from Temple University's Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. (photos by Stephanie Trapp)
Williams will make a homecoming defense of his WBA and IBF titles after taking the belts from Jarrett Hurd in their May battle that is a frontrunner for 2019 Fight of the Year. It is Williams first fight in front of his hometown crowd since 2011, while the Dominican Republic's Rosario brings an eight-bout winning streak into his first world title fight.
The broadcast begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and will also feature undefeated rising star Chris "Prime Time" Colbert taking on former champion Jezreel Corrales for the Interim WBA Super Featherweight Title as the co-main event.