Austin Trout 155 vs. Terrell Gausha 154.8
Chordale Booker 154 vs. Wale Omotoso 153
Ahmed Elbiali 176 vs. Marlos Simoes 174.2
Efe Apochi 198.4 vs. Earl Newman 202.2
Amon Rashidi 149.6 vs. Alexander Centeno
Habib Ahmed 159.6 vs. Juan De Angel 162
FOX Sports announcesd that WBC World Super Welterweight Champion Tony Harrison joins International Boxing Hall of Famer Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and Emmy Award-winning host Chris Myers to call FS1 PBC FIGHT NIGHT: AUSTIN TROUT VS. TERRELL GAUSHA on Saturday, May 25 (8:00 PM ET) live from Beau Rivage Resort Casino in Biloxi, Miss. In addition, Jordan Hardy reports and interviews fighters, while Ray Flores serves as host on FS2 and FS1 ring announcer. Marcos Villegas works as unofficial scorer. On FOX Deportes, blow-by-blow announcer Adrian Garcia Marquez is joined by Jaime Motta to call the fights in Spanish.
The week’s PBC programming kicks off on Wednesday, May 22 (10:00 PM ET) on FS1 with a new episode of INSIDE PBC BOXING, where host Kate Abdo and analysts Shawn Porter and Abner Mares preview Saturday’s headliner between Trout and Gausha, as well as catch up with Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman ahead of their PPV showdown. They also talk to Caleb Plant and Mike Lee about their upcoming battle.
On Saturday, boxing begins with the FS2 PBC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS live at 6:00 PM ET on FS2, FOX Deportes and streamed on the FOX Sports app, as Ray Flores calls the fights with Harrison and Mancini. Puerto Rican Olympian Carlos Negron (20-2, 16 KOs) takes on Daniel Martz (18-6-1, 15 KOs) in an eight or 10-round heavyweight match, while hard-hitting cruiserweights Efe Apochi (7-0, 7 KOs) and Earl Newman (10-1-1, 7 KOs) battle in an eight-round matchup. The prelims also feature top prospect Amon Rashidi (6-0, 4 KOs) facing Alexander Centeno (4-0, 2 KOs) in a four- or six-round welterweight attraction.
The PBC FIGHT NIGHT main card continues at 8:00 PM ET on FS1, FOX Deportes and the FOX Sports app headlined by former super welterweight champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (31-5, 17 KOs) and former title challenger Terrell Gausha (21-1, 10 KOs) in a 10-round super welterweight bout. In the co-feature, unbeaten super welterweight contender Chordale Booker (14-0, 7 KOs) battles rugged veteran Wale Omotoso (27-3, 21 KOs) in a 10-round match, plus light heavyweight contender Ahmed Elbiali (18-1, 15 KOs) battles Marlos Simões (13-1-2, 5 KOs) in a 10-round showdown.
Following the fights, Myers, Mancini and Harrison recap the evening on the 30-minute FS1 PBC POSTFIGHT SHOW at 10:00 PM ET, while reporter Hardy interviews winners.
PBC programming continues on FS1 on Sunday, May 26 (8:30 PM ET) with the premiere of FS1 PBC FACE TO FACE: DEVON ALEXANDER VS. IVAN REDKACH, immediately followed by FS1 PBC COUNTDOWN: DEVON ALEXANDER VS. IVAN REDKACH at 9:00 PM ET, previewing their upcoming headliner.
The squared circle heads to Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, Calif., the following week for FS1 PBC FIGHT NIGHT: DEVON ALEXANDER VS. IVAN REDKACH live on FS1 and FOX Deportes on Saturday, June 1 (8:00 PM ET), headlined by former two-division world champion Devon Alexander “The Great” taking on exciting Ivan “El Terrible” Redkach in a 10-round clash.
Light heavyweight contender Ahmed Elbiali will battle Marlos Simões in a 10-round showdown as part of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes action Saturday, May 25 from Beau Rivage Resort Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. Elbiali will replace the previously scheduled bout featuring Eimantas Stanionis, as Stanionis was forced to withdraw because of a hand injury suffered in training.
PBC on FS1 and FOX Deportes begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and is headlined by former super welterweight champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout returning to the ring to take on former title challenger Terrell Gausha in a 10-round super welterweight battle.
PBC Prelims on FS2 and FOX Deportes will begin at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT and be headlined by Puerto Rican Olympian Carlos Negron taking on Daniel Martz in an eight or 10-round heavyweight match and top prospect Amon Rashidi competing in a four or six-round welterweight attraction. Prelims will also feature in the opening bout hard hitting cruiserweights as undefeated Efe Apochi steps in against Earl Newman for an eight round matchup.
Tickets for the event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, are on sale now and can be purchased at the Beau Rivage Theatre box office and through Ticketmaster.
The 28-year-old Elbiali (18-1, 15 KOs) is coming off an exciting third round knockout victory over Allan Green on Jan. 13 on FS1. Elbiali, an Egyptian-American who lives in Miami, Florida, knocked down Green in all three rounds before scoring the victory. It was his second straight victory by knockout – the other coming against Zoltan Sera last June 10 – since losing the first fight of his career against former world champion Jean Pascal in 2017. Simões (13-1-2, 5 KOs) is coming a stoppage victory over Jefferson Luis De Sousa in December. The 30-year-old of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil suffered the only loss of his career against Manuel Ceballos last June.
After representing his native Puerto Rico at the 2008 Olympics, Negron (20-2, 16 KOs) was unbeaten in his first 13 pro fights. Now residing in Miami, the 32-year-old carried a seven-fight winning streak before losing to Dominic Breazeale in December on FOX. He will look to bounce back in his 2019 debut on May 25. Negron will face Clarksburg, West Virginia’s Martz (18-6-1, 15 KOs), who enters this contest the winner of his last two and three of his last four outings. The 28-year-old lost to Luis Ortiz in December 2017 on FS1.
Rashidi (6-0, 4 KOs), who was born in Dallas, Texas and now lives in Desoto, is coming off an exciting TKO victory over Gabriel Gutierrez at AT&T Stadium on March 16. The 26-year-old is unbeaten since turning pro in 2015 and has scored knockouts in three of his last four fights.
An accomplished amateur from Nigeria, Apochi (7-0, 7 KOs) turned pro in the U.S. in 2017 and has racked up knockouts in each fight since. The 31-year-old trains in Houston and scored more four knockouts in 2018 before making his 2019 debut in February and stopping Raymond Ochieng.
A former New York Golden Gloves Champion, Newman (10-1-1, 7 KOs) will look to rebound from a decision loss to Lionell Thompson that came after fighting Paul Parker to a draw on FS1 in 2017. The 27-year-old from Brooklyn was unbeaten in his first 10 pro fights after turning pro in 2014.
In non-televised action Ghanaian super middleweight Habib Ahmed (26-1-1, 18 KOs) meets Colombia’s Juan De Angel (21-10-1, 19 KOs) in an eight round bout, Orlando’s Antonio Tarver, Jr. (5-0, 4 KOs) battles Milwaukee’s Thomas Hill (8-2, 1 KO) in an eight round middleweight match and Burlington, North Carolina welterweight Willie Jones (7-1, 4 KOs) takes on Garden Grove, California’s Lucas Santa Maria (9-1, 7 KOs) in an eight-round attraction.
Also in action are undefeated Atlanta light heavyweight Brandon Glanton (8-0, 7 KOs) in a six round match and Chicago’s Shawn Simpson (9-0, 3 KOs) looking to keep his unbeaten streak alive in a six or eight round bantamweight bout. A duo of undefeated Dallas, Texas boxers battle in separate bouts as Burley Brooks (2-0, 2 KOs) fights in a four-round super middleweight match and Fernando Garcia (12-0, 7 KOs) fights in an eight-round featherweight bout.