STAMFORD, Conn. – October 28, 2015 – Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) coverage continues this Saturday, October 31 live at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN, highlighted by a super welterweight bout between undefeated rising star Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (26-0, 11 KOs), fighting in front of his hometown crowd, and former titleholder Joachim Alcine (35-7-2, 21 KOs) from NRG Arena in Houston, Texas.
Coverage begins with a super welterweight bout between Tony Harrison (21-1, 18 KOs) and Cecil McCalla (20-2, 7 KOs). Todd Harris calls the action alongside analysts “Sugar” Ray Leonard and B.J. Flores, with Paul Burmeister reporting from ring-side.
A LOOK AT THE MATCHUPS
Fighting out of Houston, Jermell Charlo is the identical twin of current super welterweight titleholder Jermall Charlo. A tall fighter for his division, the 25-year-old delivered consecutive unanimous decision victories over Gabriel Rosado, Charlie Ota and Mario Lozano last year. Earlier this year, he delivered one of his most impressive victories to date, beating highly-ranked Vanes Martirosyan in March.
A veteran of the sport for more than 15 years, Joachim Alcine is unbeaten in his last three bouts. The 39-year-old won a title in 2007 with a victory over previously unbeaten Travis Simms, and defended his title against Alfonso Mosquera. Born in Haiti, Alcine owns a victory over David Lemieux and most recently fought to a split-draw decision with Delvin Rodriguez in May 2014.
25-year-old Tony Harrison recorded a 10-fight knockout streak before dropping his last bout to Willie Nelson. The Detroit-native looks to bounce back with a win Saturday against Cecil McCalla. Harrison’s last three victories have come against Pablo Munguia, Antwone Smith and Tyrone Brunson.
McCalla entered 2015 on a 20-fight win streak, but he has lost both of his bouts this year. He looks to bounce back from a loss against Ishe Smith in April. The 30-year-old fights out of Baltimore, Maryland.
NBC Sports Group will present more than 50 hours of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) coverage in 2015, including cards on NBC and NBCSN, and NBCSN pre- and post-fight programming for NBC telecasts. The Premier Boxing Champions series is created for television by Haymon Boxing. The PBC on NBC will feature many of today’s brightest stars, in their most compelling matches.
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