CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS (August 25, 2015) – Former two-time world champion Daiki Kameda (29-4, 18 KOs) takes on Mexican slugger Victor Ruiz (19-5, 14 KOs) in bantamweight action in a stacked lineup of undercard attractions as Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on CBS airs live from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas Sunday, September 6. The telecast kicks off at 4 PM ET/1 PM PT.
The event is headlined by former world champion Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (27-1-1, 22 KOs) taking on Mexico’s Marco Antonio “El Veneno” Rubio (59-7-1, 51 KOs) and features the rematch between bantamweight world champion Jamie McDonnell (26-2-1, 12 KOs) and exciting brawler Tomoki “El Mexicanito” Kameda (31-1, 19 KOs).
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Leija Battah Promotions and Warriors Boxing, are priced at $109, $93, $49, $38 and $15, not including applicable service charges and taxes and are on sale now. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com, the American Bank Center Box Office or by calling Leija Battah Promotions at (210) 979-3302. To charge by phone call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.
The action inside the arena will feature top undefeated prospects putting their unblemished records on the line as Miguel Flores (16-0, 7 KOs) faces John “Bam Bam” Johnson (31-10, 23 KOs) in an eight-round super featherweight bout, Mario “Golden Boy” Barrios (10-0, 5 KOs) battles Jonathan “Popeye” Perez (33-12, 27 KOs) in eight rounds of super featherweight action and Ryan “Cowboy” Karl (8-0, 6 KOs) competes in a six-round welterweight affair.
Additional early action will also see 25-year-old New Jersey-born Rickey Edwards (7-0, 2 KOs) against 19-year-old Marco Solis (3-1, 1 KO) of Round Rock, Texas in a six-round lightweight attraction, 23-year-old Corpus Christi-born Jeremy Longoria (7-5, 1 KO) squaring off against 28-year-old Alberto Espinoza of San Antonio in six rounds in the super featherweight division and Corpus Christi’s own Robert Vela in a six-round super featherweight contest.
Kicking-off the undercard will be 23-year-old Kingsville native Omar Rojas (3-3, 1 KO) as he takes on 30-year-old Alberto Espinoza (3-7) of Laredo, Texas in six rounds of super welterweight action and Rickie Gutierrez (1-0) of Robstown, Texas in a four-round super featherweight bout against San Antonio’s Theo Johnson (1-8).
The middle brother of the fighting Kameda brothers, the only group of brothers to simultaneously hold world titles, 26-year-old Daiki will make his U.S. debut on September 6 in Corpus Christi. Fighting out of Tokyo, he won world titles with victories over Denkaosan Kaovichit and Rodrigo Guerrero. He will return to the ring for the first time since 2013, looking to make another run at a world title beginning with the 24-year-old Ruiz out of Tijuana, Mexico who most recently delivered a first round knockout over Felix Rubio.
An undefeated fighter from Michoacan, Mexico, but fighting out of Houston, Flores has not lost since turning pro in 2009 at just 17 years old. The 23-year-old made his 2015 debut in May with a victory over German Meraz and followed that up by defeating Juan Ruiz in July. He will take on Johnson who fights out of San Antonio.
Fighting in his home state and representing San Antonio, Barrios looks for his fourth victory of 2015 on September 6. The 20-year-old hopes to build on his momentum and continue to grow his fan base in his home state when he takes on the 28-year-old Colombian Perez.
An undefeated prospect representing Houston, Karl had an excellent amateur career that ended with him ranked third in the nation in the 141-pound division. The 23-year-old has already won three times in 2015 and most recently stopped Rigoberto Flores in July.