FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 1st, 2016
NBCSN PRESENTS PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS THIS SAT., SEPT. 3, LIVE AT 8 PM ET FROM SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Darwin Price Faces Javontae Starks in Lightweight Bout
Rickey Edwards Takes on Kent Cruz in Battle of Unbeaten Super Lightweights
Coverage Streamed Live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 1, 2016 – NBCSN presents Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) this Saturday, September 3, at 8 p.m. ET, with Darwin Price (10-0, 5 KOs) and Javontae Starks (13-1, 7 KOs) facing off in an eight-round super lightweight bout from San Antonio, Texas.
NBCSN’s coverage begins with unbeaten super lightweights Rickey Edwards (11-0, 3 KOs) and Kent Cruz (10-0, 6 KOs) competing in an eight-round bout.
Kenny Rice calls the action alongside analyst and professional boxer B.J. Flores, with host/reporter Todd Harris ringside.
A LOOK AT THE MATCHUPS
Originally from St. Louis, Darwin Price trains out of Houston, Texas. The 26-year-old, who turned pro in 2013, took home four victories in 2015, including a win in his first eight-round bout against Alvaro Ortiz in November. Fighting out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Javontae Starks racked up an impressive 98-16 amateur record before turning pro in 2009. At nearly six-foot, Starks used his length and skills to win the first 13 fights of his pro career including victories over Jeremiah Wiggins and Carlos Galvan.
A former New Jersey Golden Gloves champion from Paterson, N.J., Rickey Edwards fights out of Houston and is unbeaten since turning pro in 2013. The 26-year-old racked up five victories in 2015, including a knockout over Marco Antonio Solis. Edwards has defeated previously unbeaten boxers John Delperdang and Azriel Paez in his last two fights. Edwards faces Kent Cruz, a 23-year-old who turned pro in 2013. The undefeated Cruz has 10 wins, including six knockouts with four in the first round.
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. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.
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