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Devon Alexander-Aron Martinez set for October 14 in Arizona

by vlad on Пятница, Сентябрь 4th, 2015

The next edition of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN will take place Oct. 14 at 9 p.m. ET and will be headlined by former welterweight and junior welterweight titleholder Devon Alexander, according to the network. Alexander will take on journeyman Aron Martinez at the Gila River Arena is Glendale, Arizona. A formal announcement has yet to be made.

Alexander (26-3, 14 KOs), 28, of St. Louis, has not looked good in recent fights. He has lost two of his last three bouts and is coming off a near-shutout decision loss to Amir Khan in December.

Martinez (19-4-1, 4 KOs), 33, a Los Angeles-based native of Mexico, has lost three of his last four fights and only has boxed four times since late 2012. However, he dropped welterweight contender Robert Guerrero and gave him a serious run for his money in a debatable split decision loss June 6.

The card also will feature featherweight titlist Lee Selby (21-1, 8 KOs), 28, of Wales, who will make his first title defense when he faces Mexico’s Fernando Montiel (54-4-2, 39 KOs), 36, a former three-division titlist, who has won eight fights in a row. Selby won a 126-pound world title May 30 in London when he dominated Russia’s Evgeny Gradovich en route to an eight-round technical decision victory cut short because Gradovich suffered a cut over his right eye from an accidental head butt and was unable to continue. Selby is already in the United States training for the fight with Montiel. He was ringside Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to watch Leo Santa Cruz claim a vacant featherweight belt with a majority decision win against Abner Mares in an action-packed, fight of the year candidate that headlined a PBC on ESPN card. Selby hopes to eventually face Santa Cruz, which is entirely possible since they are both with adviser Al Haymon, the creator of PBC.

The fifth installment of PBC on ESPN is scheduled for Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving. With college football kicking off this week, the PBC on ESPN shows will be on Wednesday nights in the fall instead of Saturday nights, on which the first three took place.



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