Premier Boxing Champions doesn't appear to be slacking off as 2015 comes to an end, as multiple sources report that they are heading down to San Antonio's AT&T Center on December 12th for a solid card headlined by a rescheduled clash between Omar Figueroa and Antonio DeMarco.
The undercard will feature a bevy of heavyweight matchups, including Dominic Breazeale vs. Charles Martin, Chris Arreola vs. Travis Kauffman, and Artur Szpilka vs. Amir Mansour.
Figueroa (25-0-1, 18 KO) has yet to taste defeat, but has had something of a rough go recently, sandwiching a knockout of Daniel Estrada between controversial decision wins over Jerry Belmontes and Ricky Burns. Still, he seems quite likely to take out DeMarco (31-5-1, 23 KO), who is ending a ludicrously-brief retirement following losses to Jessie Vargas and Rances Barthelemy. The Mexican bruiser is tough as nails, but while there are many ways to hypothetically beat Figueroa, a firefight isn't one of them.
The rest of the fights seem a bit more interesting. Breazeale (16-0, 14 KO) struggled with Fred Kassi last time out and Martin (22-0-1, 20 KO), though untested himself, can really punch. Kauffman's (30-1, 22 KO) record seems good, but this is likely another get-well fight for the inconsistent "Nightmare" (36-4-1, 31 KO). Mansour (22-1-1, 16 KO) got shafted a bit against Gerald Washington recently and Szpilka (20-1, 15 KO) hasn't faced anyone solid since beating Tomasz Adamek last year, so this seems like solid matchmaking.
Overall, a nice offering from PBC, although I'm not too keen on watching DeMarco get beaten up again.