Ring City USA will return with a series of cards on Thursdays in March from Puerto Rico on NBC Sports Network, the promoter-agnostic, upstart boxing organization announced Friday.
On March 4, Serhii Bohachuk (18-0, 18 KOs) will faceoff against former middleweight title challenger Brandon Adams (22-3, 13 KOs) in a 10-round super welterweight main event. The fight was originally scheduled to headline a Dec. 3 Ring City event at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles but Bohachuk contracted COVID-19 and had to withdraw from the fight. Adams ended up knocking out Sanny Duversonne instead.
On March 18, former champion Alberto Machado (22-2, 18 KOs) will fight undefeated rising prospect Hector Tanajara (19-0, 5 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight main event.
On March 25, in an event that has not yet been announced but is an advanced negotiations, Puerto Rican boxer champion Amanda Serrano (39-1-1, 29 KOs) will take on 126-pound titlist Daniela Bermudez (29-3-3, 10 KOs) in a featherweight unication match.
Serrano promoter Lou Dibella told BoxingScene.com that the fight is in serious discussions and is in the works toward being finalized.
“It’s far from done,” said Dibella.
Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports was first to report of the potential women’s clash on Friday.
“We are thrilled to kick off 2021 with two crossroads main event fights in Puerto Rico,” said head of boxing Evan Rutkowski. “Serhii Bohachuk has been chomping at the bit to get back in the ring and on March 4 he will meet the most dangerous opponent of his career in Brandon Adams. Then two weeks later we are right back on NBC Sports Network and Twitch with rising undefeated prospect Hector Tanajara battling former world champion Alberto Machado of Puerto Rico in a classic Mexico vs. Puerto Rico rivalry fight.”
All of the Ring City USA cards will start at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and stream worldwide on Twitch.
Ring City plans on putting on a total of 14 shows in 2021.
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