Undefeated light heavyweight prospect Ahmed Elbiali (13-0, 11 KOs) will enter the ring in an eight-round bout against Andrew Hernandez (10-3-1, 2 KOs) as part of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes on Tuesday, January 12 from the Dancehall in San Antonio.
Live coverage begins at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT and is headlined by the featherweight showdown between undefeated prospect Miguel Flores (18-0, 9 KOs) and Mexico’s Mario “Maca” Briones (27-4-2, 20 KOs).
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Leija Battah Promotions, are priced at $100, $70, $38 and $20 and $650 for VIP tables, $260 for balcony tables and $200 for stage tables, before taxes and fees and are on sale now. To purchase tickets call Leija Battah Promotions at (210) 979-3302, visit www.leijabattahpromo.com/tickets or buy online at http://lbtickets.ticketleap.com/.
Additional action features undefeated welterweight Bryant Perrella (12-0, 11 KOs) in an eight-round bout against Ramon Ayala (23-5-1, 11 KOs), brother of world champion Rances, Leduan Barthelemy (7-0, 3 KOs) takes on Darryl Hayes (5-5, 1 KO) in featherweight action and brother of undefeated Omar, Brandon Figueroa (4-0, 2 KOs) battles Harold Reyes (2-2) in a six-round bantamweight affair.
Also entering the ring are a trio of San Antonio-natives as 23-year-old prospect Joseph Rodriguez (10-0, 2 KOs) faces Christian Santibanez (3-5, 2 KOs) in a four-round super featherweight fight and Girban Ruiz (1-0) taking on Rudy Lozano (2-1-1) in a four-round welterweight bout.
Rounding out the action and continuing the slew of San Antonio talent on this card is Saul Amaya (0-1) against Gregorio Herrera (1-2) in a four-round featherweight contest, the pro debut of Dustin Southichack in a four-round lightweight bout against Daniel Sanchez (0-15) and Daniel Baiz (3-0, 2 KOs) in a four round super welterweight battle with Andrew Sosa (0-8-1).
A native of Cairo, Egypt now residing in Miami, the 24-year-old Elbiali had success in two TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAY appearanceslast year, as he defeated Fabiano Pena and Mariano Hilario to account for two of his five wins in 2015. He will be opposed by the 30-year-old Hernandez out of Phoenix who picked up victories over Jerry Odom, Jeff Page and Eduardo Tercero last year.
An undefeated 26-year-old out of Fort Myers, Florida, Perrella comes in off a first-round stoppage over Chaquib Fadli in November. He picked up five knockouts in a row in 2015 and looks to make it ten in a row overall on January 12 when he faces the 26-year-old Mexican Ayala.
Originally from Cuba, but fighting out of Las Vegas, Barthelemy is the youngest brother of world champion Rances and Olympic Gold medalist Yan. The 26-year-old won three times in 2015 as he earned decisions over Michael Gaxiola, German Meraz and Juan Sandoval. He takes on the 26-year-old Houston-born Hayes who is looking for his third straight victory.
The brother of former world champion Omar, the 19-year-old Figueroa turned pro in May by defeating Hector Gutierrez and has followed that up by stopping Ricardo Mena and Ramiro Ruiz. The Weslaco, Texas-product most recently defeated Francisco Muro in December and will battle the 24-year-old Reyes of Puerto Rico.