PETER QUILLIN TAKES ON MICHAEL ZERAFA IN FEATURED PREMIER BOXING CHAMPION

QUILLIN-ZERAFA

TOP NORTHEAST PROSPECTS SHOWCASED

ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 AT FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO IN MASHANTUCKET, CONNECTICUT

PETER QUILLIN TAKES ON MICHAEL ZERAFA

IN FEATURED PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON NBC BOUT

AT 4 P.M. ET/1 P.M. PT

Action Begins Inside the Arena at 1 p.m. ET!

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (August 31, 2015) – Some of the top prospects from the Northeast including undefeated super featherweight Bryant “Pee Wee” Cruz (15-0, 8 KOs) will be showcased on a stacked undercard Saturday, September 12 live from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT with the first bout beginning at 1 p.m. ET.

The September 12 Premier Boxing Champions on NBC card is headlined by undefeated middleweight star Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (31-0-1, 22 KOs) taking on Michael “Pretty Boy” Zerafa (17-1, 9 KOs) in a 10-round middleweight bout with world title implications on the line for former world champion Quillin. Super welterweight world champion Cornelius “K-9” Bundrage (34-5, 19 KOs) will defend his title against undefeated rising star Jermall Charlo (21-0, 16 KOs) in the co-main event. Live coverage begins at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT on NBC.

As part of the previously announced featured undercard bouts, two of the most promising prospects in boxing will put their undefeated records on the line as 2012 U.S. Olympian and highly-touted light heavyweight “Sir” Marcus Browne (15-0, 11 KOs), takes on former world champion Gabriel Campillo (25-7-1, 12 KOs), and undefeated middleweight Hugo “The Boss” Centeno (22-0, 12 KOs) meets Poland's Lukas Maciec (22-2-1, 5 KOs).

The Browne or Centeno fight could end up as a swing bout for the NBC broadcast pending the outcome of the two scheduled televised bouts.

Fighting on the non-televised portion of the undercard are top prospects representing New England, New York and Washington D.C.

The Undefeated super featherweight Cruz, fighting out of Port Chester, NY, puts his perfect record on the line in an eight-round bout.

Popular New York City super featherweight Gary Stark Jr. (24-3, 8 KOs) will be gunning for his second straight win of his comeback bid against former African champion Anthony Napunyi (15-15, 6 KOs) in a six-round match.

Washington D.C. super featherweight Antonio Russell (3-0, 2 KOs), the younger brother of reigning world super featherweight champion and 2008 U.S. Olympian Gary Russell, Jr., will compete in a six-round bout while undefeated super bantamweight world championShelly “Shelito's Way” Vincent (14-0, 1 KO) squares off against former Youth championBrittany “Pretty Girl” Cruz (10-6-2, 2 KOs) in an eight-round non-title fight.

Also fighting on the undercard in a four-round matchup is Elmont, NY super featherweightTitus Williams (1-0), a 2013 New York Golden Gloves champion, taking on Benjamin Burgos (2-12-1), and a four-round featherweight bout featuring Timmy Ramos (1-0, 1 KO) of Framingham, MA.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, are priced at $150, $85 and $45, not including applicable service charges and taxes, and are on sale now. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com and www.foxwoods.com or by visiting the Foxwoods' Box Office. To charge by phone, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

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-brownsugar :

The less said about this the better, hopefully after this rust removing formality has been dispenced with, we can get Quillin vs Jacobs in December.


-deepwater2 :

This fight should not be a featured bout.This fight is a very good example why I criticize PBC. Zerfafa is barely even a middleweight and a part time boxer.This fight is at a catchweight of 163 requested by Quillin. The NY boxing scene considers Quillin as a big joke and everytime he fights he loses more credibility. Let quillin earn the fight with a decent win over a live guy at 160,say Eubank Jr or someone like that.


-King Beef :

This fight should not be a featured bout.This fight is a very good example why I criticize PBC. Zerfafa is barely even a middleweight and a part time boxer.This fight is at a catchweight of 163 requested by Quillin. The NY boxing scene considers Quillin as a big joke and everytime he fights he loses more credibility. Let quillin earn the fight with a decent win over a live guy at 160,say Eubank Jr or someone like that.
Haven't heard about the rest of the card, but this doesn't sound like it will be too appealing if this is the feature. I an curious what you thought about this past Saturday's card Deep? (if you tuned in)


-deepwater2 :

Haven't heard about the rest of the card, but this doesn't sound like it will be too appealing if this is the feature. I an curious what you thought about this past Saturday's card Deep? (if you tuned in)
For me,It was the most enjoyable card as of yet. I thought the undercard fight between, Ruiz vs Ceja, stole the show. I picked LSC by dec and the fight was a decent scrap.I didn't give Mares much of a chance but he did respectable. It wasn't Gatti Ward or Castillo vs Corrales, but compared to the rest of the mismatches by PBC,it was good.


-King Beef :

For me,It was the most enjoyable card as of yet. I thought the undercard fight between, Ruiz vs Ceja, stole the show. I picked LSC by dec and the fight was a decent scrap.I didn't give Mares much of a chance but he did respectable. It wasn't Gatti Ward or Castillo vs Corrales, but compared to the rest of the mismatches by PBC,it was good.
Gotta agree with you on that!! Ruiz / Ceja was a damn good scrap, and did steal the show for me as well, hopefully PBC will slip more of these in and this Quillin match-up is just a hiccup before something better.


-stormcentre :

Agreed. Quillin will lose more respect than is already the case unless he performs in a real fight soon and/or next. Hopefully "next" will be Jacobs, Lee, Golovkin, Lemieux, or somebody else formidable. :) :)