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Lamont Peterson vs. Felix Diaz, Jr. and Andre Dirrell vs. Blake Caparello set for October 17th in Fairfax

PBC on NBC has its first scheduled October card.

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PBC on NBC rolls on this October with an intriguing double header.

The organization announced today that Lamont Peterson will face 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Felix Diaz, Jr. in the main event of an October 17th show at Fairfax, Virginia's EagleBank Arena. In addition, Andre Dirrell will look to bounce back from his loss to James DeGale against Australia's Blake Caparello.

Peterson (33-3-1, 17 KO) put on a hell of a performance this past April against Danny Garcia, outslugging the unbeaten "Swift" late in the fight before ultimately losing a razor-thin decision. Since that fight was at Dannyweight, however, he kept his IBF super lightweight title, which he won from Amir Khan and has officially defended thrice.

Diaz (17-0, 8 KO) took gold in 2008 as a super lightweight, but really hasn't made anything of himself as a pro. He's currently ranked #11 by the WBC (behind Mauricio Herrera) and #9 by the IBF (behind Ik Yang). Peterson figures to be his toughest opponent by a large margin, which isn't helped by the fact that the 5'5" Dominican will give up four inches of height.

Dirrell (24-2, 16 KO) had his first real fight since the Super Six back in May, when he took on England's James DeGale for the vacant IBF title. Dirrell managed to survive two second-round knockdowns and take over late, but lost a close decision to the 2008 gold medalist.

If the name Caparello (21-1-1, 6 KO) rings a bell, it's because he's the guy who managed to "knock down" Sergey Kovalev before getting his insides turned to mush in the second round. This is only his second fight at 168 after a win over French victim Affif Belghecham in June.

It's...certainly an interesting card. What do you guys think?

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