By Reynaldo 'El Papi Chulo' Sanchez
HOLLYWOOD, FL - Undefeated lightweight world champion Rances "Kid Blast" Barthelemy (24-0, 13 KOs) will make his first title defense against former world champion Mickey "The Spirit" Bey (22-1-1, 10 KOs) in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Spike Friday, June 3 at the Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
Undefeated bantamweight Emmanuel Rodriguez (14-0, 10 KOs) will battle experienced Mexican Alberto "Metro" Guevara (24-2, 9 KOs) in the 10-round co-main event of Premier Boxing Champions on Spike Friday, with televised coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.
An exciting undercard of action will feature rising undefeated knockout artist Gervonta "The One" Davis (15-0, 14 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight showdown with Mexico's Mario Macias (28-18, 14 KOs) and unbeaten prospect Caleb "Sweet Hands" Plant (12-0, 9 KOs) against Columbia's Carlos Galvan (12-4-1, 11 KOs) in a middleweight bout.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Kings Promotions, Warriors Boxing, Mayweather Promotions and Panther Promotions, are priced at $130, $80, $60 and $35 and are on sale now. All seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.myhrl.com, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open at 5:30 pm, with the first fight set to begin at 6:30 p.m. *Additional fees may apply.
A Cuban amateur national champion, 29-year-old Barthelemy has yet to taste defeat since turning pro in 2009. Born in Cuba but now fighting out of Las Vegas, he won a super featherweight world title in July 2014 by defeating Argenis Mendez in impressive fashion, and followed that up with a second round TKO victory over Angino Perez. After dominating former champion Antonio DeMarco in June, he won a world title in a second division when he impressively defeated Denis Shafikov in December.
Bey won his world title in 2014 with a decision victory over long reigning champion Miguel Vasquez. The 32-year-old vacated his title due to inactivity and injuries but returned in December to defeat previously unbeaten Naim Nelson by decision to earn himself a shot at the very title he vacated. Bey's previous victories include defeats against Alan Herrera, Carlos Cardenas and Hector Velazquez.