The PBC train shows no signs of slowing down, as the organization has announced the main events for cards on November 7th (on NBC Sports Network) and November 10th (on Fox Sports 1).
In the former, Canada's Kevin Bizier faces Ghana-born puncher Fredrick Lawson at welterweight, with Walter Castillo vs. Keita Obara serving as the co-main event. The latter will see Alejandro Gonzalez, Jr. take on Karim Guerfi at bantamweight.
Last December Bizier (24-2, 16 KO) lost by split decision to Jo Jo Dan for the second time in thirteen months, missing out on a shot at Kell Brook in the process. He's fought once in 2015, a majority decision over Fouad El Massoudi, and will be making his first appearance outside his native Quebec.
Lawson (24-0, 20 KO) managed a streak of fifteen consecutive knockouts, but has gone to the judges in three of his last four. He faced his biggest test in May in the form of Breidis Prescott, edging the Colombian vet via split decision. This fight will mark his fourth straight in America after a long run of, let's not mince words, can-crushing in his native Ghana.
Castillo (26-3, 19 KO) made his Showtime debut on the undercard of April's "Chavez vs. Fonfara" card, facing young blue-chipper Amir Imam in the co-main event. Though he wound up losing the decision, the tough Nicaraguan gave Imam some trouble early and went the distance with the dangerous "Young Master."
Obara (15-1, 14 KO), who achieved some minor notoriety after sparring with Manny Pacquiao and being sent home after two rounds, hasn't lost since his pro debut and hasn't seen the judges since his third pro fight. He's also never fought outside of Tokyo, making this a rather new experience for the OPBF champion.
If Alejandro Gonzalez's (25-2-2, 15 KO) name is familiar to you, it's probably because he's the guy who dropped Carl Frampton twice a few months ago in a losing effort. At just 22, "Cobrita" showed some promise against Frampton, but Guerfi is an opponent more his speed.
Guerfi (22-3, 6 KO) has won two straight since getting his face peeled off by Zhanat Zhakiyanov last year. I'll admit to not being as knowledgeable in the field as some of my co-workers, but I'm not sure why a fight between him and Gonzalez is being made a PBC main event.
Perhaps we were not meant to know such things.
Any of these fights do anything for you?