Mario Barrios faces Erick Daniel Martinez on March 15
NICE, CALIF. (March 11, 2016) – Exciting undefeated prospect Mario Barrios (14-0, 8 KOs) will take on Mexico’s Erick Daniel Martinez (11-4-1, 5 KOs) in an eight-round super featherweight bout on Tuesday, March 15 on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes from Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino in Nice, Calif.
Barrios vs. Martinez serves as the new co-main event after the previously announced matchup between Tugstsogt Nyambayar and Rafael Vazquez was cancelled. Televised coverage will begin at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with unbeaten Ukrainian Sergiy Derevyanchenko (7-0, 5 KOs) squaring-off against Mike Guy (8-1-1, 4 KOs) in an eight round super middleweight affair. The main event of the evening features a 10-round super lightweight showdown between Sergey Lipinets (8-0, 6 KOs)and Levan Ghvamichava (16-1-1, 12 KOs).
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, start at $20 and are on sale now. To purchase tickets call the players club at (707) 262-4000.
Further action features 23-year-old Los Angeles-native Kevin Watts (10-0, 3 KOs) against Poland’s Michal Chudecki (11-1-1, 3 KOs) in super lightweight action and unbeaten Cuban and brother of world champion Rances Barthelemy, Leduan Barthelemy (8-0, 4 KOs) taking on Mexico’s Pedro Melo (16-11-2, 7 KOs) in a featherweight bout.
A tall featherweight at over six feet, the 20-year-old Barrios picked up seven victories in a jam-packed 2015 in which he stopped five opponents inside the distance, including a and uppercut left hook combo that ended the night of Manuel Vides in December. The San Antonio-native turned pro in 2013 and is on the fast track towards a world title shot as he makes his 2016 debut. He will take on Martinez out of Tijuana, Mexico. The 24-year-old was unbeaten in his first 12 pro fights.
A highly decorated amateur who represented his native Ukraine in the 2008 Olympics, Derevyanchenko now lives and trains in Brooklyn. The unbeaten 30-year-old defeated a slew of experienced contenders in 2015 with wins over Elvin Ayala, Alan Campa, Vladine Biosse and a thrilling third-round stoppage of Jessie Nicklow. He will take on the once-beaten Guy out of Sacramento who enters this bout on a three-fight win streak.
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