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Spence vs Peterson undercard coming together

Marcus Browne and Adam Kownacki are coming to the Barclays Center next month.

PBC on NBC: Marcus Browne v Radivoje Kalajdzic Photo by Elsa/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

We know already that Showtime has Errol Spence Jr defending his IBF welterweight title against Lamont Peterson in the main event on January 20, and that Robert Easter Jr will defend his lightweight belt against Javier Fortuna in the co-feature.

ESPN’s Dan Rafael reports that two more fights are set for the show.

In one of them, former U.S. Olympian Marcus Browne (20-0, 15 KO) will be back in action, as the light heavyweight prospect takes on Francy Ntetu (17-1, 4 KO), a former super middleweight whose lone career loss came to David Benavidez in June 2016.

Browne, 27, is the top American prospect in the division, at least for now, and has come back from a controversial decision win over Radivoje Kalajdzic in April 2016 to knock out Thomas Williams Jr in February, followed by a quick thrashing of Seanie Monaghan in July.

Ntetu, 35, has mostly built his record in club-level fights and doesn’t really figure to be a step up from where Browne has been operating, but it keeps him busy at the very least.

The other reported undercard matchup would see heavyweights Adam Kownacki (16-0, 13 KO) and Iago Kiladze (26-1, 18 KO) square off. The 28-year-old Kownacki smashed former title challenger Artur Szpilka in July, a step-up fight that he thoroughly dominated, stopping Szpilka in the fourth round.

Kiladze, 31, is originally from Georgia (the country), and now fights out of Brooklyn. He moved up to the heavyweight division in 2017 after campaigning as a cruiserweight before. This year, he beat Byron Polley and Pedro Rodriguez, both by quick stoppage. His loss came in 2013 against Youri Kalenga.

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