Unbeaten contenders Hugo “The Boss” Centeno Jr. (24-0, 12 KOs) and Maciej Sulecki (22-0, 8 KOs) will meet in a 10-round middleweight bout that highlights Premier Boxing Champions on NBCSN action on Saturday, June 18 from UIC Pavilion in Chicago.
The June 18 event features a primetime Premier Boxing Champions on NBC tripleheader that is headlined by Polish star Andrzej Fonfara against hard-hitting New Yorker Joe Smith Jr. Televised coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT and features the bantamweight world title rematch between Juan Carlos Payano and Rau’Shee Warren plus undefeated rising star Erickson Lubin against Mexico’s Daniel Sandoval.
PBC action will switch over to NBCSN at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT. Additional fights airing on NBCSN will depend on which fights fit into the primetime broadcast.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Warriors Boxing and Star Boxing, are priced at $201, $101, $61 and $41, not including applicable service charges, and are on sale now. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or UIC Pavilion Box Office at (312) 413-5740. Tickets are also available at www.ticketmaster.com or by visiting the UIC Pavilion Box Office (Thursday or Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.).
Undercard action features a bevy of Chicago prospects as unbeaten welterweight Alex Martin (12-0, 5 KOs) takes on Dominican Juan Carlos Abreu (19-2-1, 18 KOs) in an eight-round bout, Jose Quezada (10-0, 6 KOs) competes in a six-round super lightweight bout against Hawaii’s Cameron Krael (8-10-2, 1 KO) and Ramiro Carrillo (10-0, 7 KOs) enters the ring in an eight-round super lightweight bout.
Rounding out the night of fights are two more Chicago prospects as lightweight Josh Hernandez (2-0, 2 KOs) competes in a four-round showdown against Puerto Rico’s Eric Gotay (3-3, 1 KO) while Chicago’s Jessica McCaskill (1-0, 1 KO) faces Katonya Fisher in a four round lightweight bout.
Oxnard, California’s Centeno had long been one of boxing’s top prospects with victories over Ayi Bruce, Keandre Leatherwood, Angel Osuna and Gerardo Ibarra. In December 2014 he faced his stiffest test to date against James De La Rosa and passed with flying colors, scoring a spectacular fifth-round knockout. The 25-year-old has followed that up with victories over Lukasz Maciec and Josue Ovando heading into this June 18 showdown.
Fighting in the U.S. for the fourth straight time, the 27-year-old Sulecki most recently stopped Derrick Findley in the seventh round in January. Before coming to the U.S., Sulecki picked up impressive victories over previously unbeaten Robert Swierzbinski, former world title challenger Grzegorz Proksa and Lukasz Wawrzyczek. The fighter out of Warsaw, Poland was a three-time Polish Junior tournament champion and accumulated a 110-30 amateur record.