FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 21st, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS THIS SAT., JULY 23, LIVE AT 8:30 PM ET ON NBCSN FROM SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Fabian “TNT” Maidana vs. Jorge “Machito” Maysonet in Welterweight Bout
Alan Castano vs. Aaron Garcia in Middleweight Bout
Coverage Streamed Live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 21, 2016 – NBC Sports Group presents Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) this Saturday, July 23, live at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, highlighted by an eight-round welterweight bout between the unbeaten Fabian “TNT” Maidana (9-0, 6 KOs) and Puerto Rico’s Jorge “Machito” Maysonet (13-1, 11 KOs) from the Scottish Rite Auditorium in San Antonio, Texas.
NBCSN’s coverage also features unbeaten prospect Alan Castano (10-0, 7 KOs) taking on Aaron Garcia (12-5-1, 10 KOs) in an eight-round middleweight bout, and undefeated prospect Brandon Figueroa (8-0, 5 KOs) vs. Puerto Rico’s Adalberto Zorrilla (6-1, 6 KOs) in an eight-round super bantamweight attraction.
Kenny Rice calls the action alongside analyst B.J. Flores.
A LOOK AT THE MATCHUPS
Representing Santa Fe, Argentina, Maidana has posted dominant decisions in his last two bouts after scoring six straight knockouts following his pro debut in 2014. Maidana, the younger brother of a two-division champion Marcos Maidana, went eight rounds in each of his last two bouts as he picked up victories over Peter Oluoch and Andres Amarillla. Maidana faces Maysonet, who looks for his third straight victory.
Castano, who hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina, won his first eight fights before making his U.S. debut with a knockout victory last August. He takes on Garcia, who was born in Guadalajara but trains out of Chicago.
Figueroa turned pro in May 2015, and has won all eight of his fights. He now takes on Zorilla, who fights out of his native Puerto Rico.
The Premier Boxing Champions series is created for television by Haymon Boxing. The PBC on NBC features many of today’s brightest stars, in their most compelling matches.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will stream Premier Boxing Champions coverage. The NBC Sports app, Powered by Playmaker Media, is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
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