HOLLYWOOD, FL. (June 1, 2016) – Undefeated bantamweight Emmanuel Rodriguez (14-0, 10 KOs) will battle experienced Mexican Alberto “Metro” Guevara (24-2, 9 KOs) in the 10-round co-main event of Premier Boxing Champions on Spike Friday, June 3 from Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida with televised coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.
An exciting undercard of action will feature rising undefeated knockout artist Gervonta “The One” Davis (15-0, 14 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight showdown with Mexico’s Mario Macias (28-18, 14 KOs) and unbeaten prospect Caleb “Sweet Hands” Plant (12-0, 9 KOs) against Columbia’s Carlos Galvan (12-4-1, 11 KOs) in a middleweight bout.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Kings Promotions, Mayweather Promotions, and Panther Promotions, are priced at $130, $80, $60, and $35 (additional fees may apply) and are on sale now. All seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.myhrl.com,www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the first fight set to begin at 6:30 p.m.
Additional undercard action features Homestead, Florida’s Courtney Jackson in a four-round super lightweight contest against Anthony Woods of the Bahamas, Miami’s Steven Geffrard taking on veteran Samuel Miller in a six-round light heavyweight battle and veteran Dyah Davis against Leosvy Mayedo in a six-round super middleweight contest.
Rounding out the night of fights is Vero Beach, Florida’s Dat Nguyen in a six-round featherweight bout against Jesus Lule, super featherweight prospect Antonio Williams in a four-round contest against Puerto Rico’s Hector Fernandez and Las Vegas prospect LaTondria Jones (3-0, 2 KOs) in a four-round middleweight bout against Latoya Burton.
At just 23-years-old, Rodriguez has been on a fast track towards a world title fight since turning pro in 2012. He made his U.S. debut in November by stopping Eliecer Aquino after previously taking down Gabor Molnar, Luis Hinojosa and Alex Rangel in 2015. The Manati, Puerto Rico-born fighter will bring his exciting style into the ring against another tough opponent on June 3. He will be opposed by the 25-year-old Mexican Guevara. The Sinaloa-native has challenged for world titles against Leo Santa Cruz and Shinsuke Yamanaka and has won six fights in a row entering June 3.
A highly-regarded prospect who won the 2012 National Gloves championship, the 21-year-old Davis recorded five victories inside of the distance in 2015. The Baltimore-native stopped former world champion Cristobal Cruz during that streak and most recently recorded a TKO victory over Guillermo Avila in April. He takes on the veteran Macias out of Distrito Federal, Mexico.
A 2011 National Golden Gloves champion, Plant has begun to make his name in the professional ranks since turning pro in 2014. Last year, the 23-year-old picked up six victories including hard fought triumphs over Jamar Freeman in September and Tyrone Brunson in October. Fighting out of Nashville, he kicked off his 2016 campaign by stopping Adasat Rodriguez in January and will return to battle the Colombian Galvan who most recently knocked out William Moreno Anaya in April.