IMMOKALEE, FL. (January 12, 2016) – Undefeated rising star Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (13-0, 10 KOs) out of Orlando returns to take on Mexican brawler Jose De Jesus Macias (18-4-2, 9 KOs) in a 10-round super welterweight battle as Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round on Bounce TV returns on Sunday, January 31 from Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee in Immokalee, Florida.
Televised coverage on Bounce TV begins at 9:00 p.m. ET and features Puerto Rican Olympian Alex “El Pollo” De Jesus (21-1, 13 KOs) in an eight-round showdown against Florida’s Joseph Elegele (14-2, 10 KOs).
“I am excited and ready to shine in my first main event,” said Lubin. “It means a lot to headline in my home state of Florida. The whole crowd will be on my side and they will expect a lot. I am going to have a big 2016. I am training hard, staying focused and I want to make sure the whole world knows who Erickson Lubin is.”
“I’m very happy to be part of this show and to be featured in the main event,” said De Jesus Macias. “Training camp has been excellent and I will have to give 100 percent in the ring against Erickson Lubin. I will have to move a lot and get inside and have a tight defense so I don’t get hit by one of Lubin’s bombs.”
“Erickson Lubin has deservedly so been touted as one of the best prospects in the sport and I look forward to seeing him in action on January 31,” said Marshall Kauffman of King’s Promotions. “He has built up a great base in Florida and we look forward to seeing all of his fans at this great card on January 31.”
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King’s Promotions in association with Panther Promotions, are priced at $25 and $50, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. To purchase tickets click HERE.
A highly-regarded prospect with an exciting style, the 20-year-old Lubin has burst onto the scene looking to engage and finish opponents early. He blew out Ayi Bruce and previously unbeaten Kenneth Council with first round knockouts and outclassed experienced veterans Michael Finney and Norberto Gonzalez, all since November 2014. To close out his year, Lubin dominated veteran Orlando Lora before stopping him in the sixth-round in September and in November he delivered a sensational one-punch knockout over Alexis Camacho.
A pro since 2011, the 23-year-old De Jesus Macias picked up victories in 2015 over Gabriel Agramon and Jose Zuniga. Trained by Rigoberto Alvarez, brother of Canelo, the Guadalajara, Mexico-native will make his U.S. debut on January 31. In addition to having a wealth of experience at such a young age, De Jesus Macias rode a 14 fight unbeaten streak from October 2010 through 2013.
An accomplished amateur who won several regional titles in his native Puerto Rico, De Jesus represented his home in the 2004 Olympics and was the first Puerto Rican to win an Olympic boxing match since 1996. The 32-year-old won a Latino title and went on to defend it four times including victories over Bulmaro Solis, Steve Quinonez and Jose Antonio Izquierdo. Most recently he defeated Javier Garcia in February 2015.
After piling up an amateur record of 69-8, Elegele turned pro in 2009 and reeled off 12 victories to start his career. Fighting out of Winter Haven, Florida, he owns victories over Manuel Aguilar, Angel Hernandez and Lanard Lane. Most recently, the 31-year-old earned a victory over Jonathan Garcia.