Luis Collazo Viciously Knocks Out Sammy Vasquez Jr. In 6

👊💣👀💤 #PBConFS1 pic.twitter.com/nbxmG3bYY8 — PBC (@premierboxing) February 3, 2017 TUNICA, MS (February 2, 2017) – Former world champion Luis Collazo (37-7, 20 KOs) delivered an early “Knockout of the Year” candidate with a sixth-round knockout of welterweight contender Sammy Vasquez Jr. (21-2, 15 KOs) Thursday night in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes from Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino in Tunica, Mississippi. The Brooklyn-native Collazo started slow as Vasquez Jr. looked to control the fight with his movement and jab. The action began to pick-up in the third round as Collazo struck the first major blow of the fight, connecting on a right hand that sent Vasquez Jr. to…

Badou Jack vs. Lucian Bute Press Conf. Quotes & Photos

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 4, 2016) – WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Badou Jack and former world champion Lucian Bute hosted a media roundtable on Friday night to discuss their championship showdown taking place Saturday, April 30 from the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. and live on SHOWTIME. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT with IBF Super Middleweight World Champion James DeGale defending his title against top contender and Mexican brawler Rogelio Medina. Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Interbox in association with Matchroom Boxing, are priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, and are on sale now. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster…

Patrick “The Punisher” Hyland Fighting For Irish Boxing History

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (April 4, 2016) – Always tough Patrick “Punisher” Hyland (31-1, 15 KOs) will be fighting for Irish boxing history Saturday, April 16 as he challenges WBC Featherweight World Champion Gary Russell Jr. (26-1, 15 KOs) in the 12-round main event, airing live on SHOWTIME from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast kicks off at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT with undefeated IBF Super Lightweight World Champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (21-0, 12 KOs), of Cidra, Puerto Rico, defending against mandatory challenger Stephen “Swifty” Smith (23-1, 13 KOs), fighting out of the United Kingdom. Hyland is on the verge of joining a pair of exclusive Irish boxing clubs. The 32-year-old…

Adrien Broner Defeats Theophane In 9; Calls Out Mayweather

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 2, 2016) – Four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner didn’t have much of a problem beating and stopping Ashley “The Treasure” Theophane at 1:10 in the ninth round in the main event of tonight’s Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Spike event in front of a sold out crowd of 8,172 at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. At 26-years-old, Broner, who lost his 140-pound world title on the scale when he failed to make the bout’s weight limit, improved his record to 32-2, 24 KOs. The controversial fighter from Cincinnati, Ohio, displayed his strength and range of skills against a seasoned Theophane, whose record dropped to 39-7-1, 11 KOs. Tonight’s show…

Berto: “He (ORTIZ) Barks But His Heart is WEAK”

At Wednesday’s press conference to announce the upcoming rematch between Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto (a rematch five years in the making) Berto says Ortiz will not find the same success he experienced in their first meeting. when asked the difference between his foe then and now, Berto says Ortiz does a lot of barking but largely doesn’t have the heart to go the distance.  

Ortiz: “Berto Couldn’t Cut It Without Stuff”

If you were hoping to see Victor Ortiz on the big screen in the near future, you may have a long wait. Speaking with the media at Wednesday’s press conference in Los Angeles to promote his April 30th rematch against Andre Berto, “Vicious” Ortiz says he’s recommitted himself to boxing and is making the necessary steps to put himself back in the title hunt, starting with a win against Berto. When asked what he expects from the long overdue rematch, Ortiz says he expects the fight will not go the distance with no different outcome than what happened previously. He also says Berto couldn’t according to him “cut it without stuff” and “Berto blames me for…

Photos/Quotes: Theophane, Love Media Workout

LAS VEGAS (March 18, 2016) – 140-pound contender Ashley “The Treasure” Theophane and super middleweight contender J’Leon Love hosted a Las Vegas media workout Thursday as they prepared for their respective showdowns on Friday, April 1 from the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. Theophane takes on super lightweight world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Spike beginning at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. Love will compete in a non-televised undercard attraction. Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by About Billions Promotions and Mayweather Promotions in association with HeadBangers Promotions, are priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, and are on sale now. To purchase…

Long-Awaited Ortiz vs Berto Rematch Set For 4/30

CARSON, CALIF. (March 17, 2016) – Former welterweight world champions “Vicious” Victor Ortiz (31-5-2, 24 KOs) and Andre “The Beast” Berto (30-4, 23 KOs) will meet again in a 12-round welterweight rematch in primetime on Saturday, April 30 as Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on FOX and FOX Deportes comes to StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.   Televised coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and features two exciting undercard attractions. Light heavyweight sluggers Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (28-1, 19 KOs)and Thomas “Top Dog” Williams Jr. (19-1, 13 KOs)meet in a 10-round brawl plus former three-division world champion Fernando “Cochulito” Montiel (54-5-2, 39 KOs) faces unbeaten Mexican brawler Jorge Lara (27-0-2, 19 KOs) in a 10-round featherweight battle.   Ortiz and Berto first faced off in their 2011 welterweight world title barnburner that garnered significant…

Shawn Porter To Stream Exhibition Match On Saturday

LAS VEGAS (March 7, 2016) – “Showtime” Shawn Porter will hold a special 12-round exhibition match on Saturday, March 12 that will stream live on the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) Facebook page (www.facebook.com/premierboxingchampions.com) in lieu of his cancelled welterweight title showdown against Keith Thurman. In an effort to stay active and give his fans an opportunity to see him in live action, Porter will hold an old-fashioned exhibition against Lanardo Tyner (30-10-2, 19 KOs) at his gym – Porter Hy-Performance Center at 7 p.m. PT on Saturday. After the bout, Porter will host a 30-minute Facebook Live video Q&A to interact directly with fans about what’s next for him that will also be on the PBC Facebook page. Porter was as disappointed as…

Thurman vs Porter OFF; Thurman Suffers Injury Fight Postponed

If you were looking forward to the highly anticipated bout between Keith “One Time” Thurman and “Showtime” Shawn Porter to truly determine who’s time it is, unfortunately you’ll have to wait a little bit longer. On Monday night a press release made the rounds advising that the fight has been post-poned due to a groin injury suffered by Keith Thurman. The full press release is below. ***** KEITH THURMAN SUSTAINS INJURY FORCING POSTPONEMENT OF TITLE DEFENSE AGAINST SHAWN PORTER   DiBella Entertainment, Mohegan Sun and Showtime Evaluating Options to Continue with the Remainder of the March 12 Fight Card   NEW YORK (Feb. 22, 2016)–Undefeated world champion Keith Thurman sustained an injury as a result of a car…