Deontay Wilder,Dominic Breazeale and Charles Martin LooK to shine on Upcoming PBC on card NBC

SPOTLIGHT BACK ON AMERICAN HEAVYWEIGHTS: HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION DEONTAY WILDER AND  TOP CONTENDERS DOMINIC BREAZEALE AND CHARLES MARTIN LOOK TO SHINE ON UPCOMING PBC ON NBC CARD SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 LIVE FROM THE LEGACY ARENA IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

BIRMINGHAM, AL (September 16, 2015) – Next Saturday night, heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) will make his second world title defense in his home state when he takes on France’s Johann “Reptile” Duhaupas (32-2, 20 KOs) in the feature bout of the evening on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC live from the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama.

In the co-main event, 2012 U.S. Olympian and undefeated heavyweight prospect Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale (15-0, 14 KOs) will enter the ring against the crafty “Big” Fred Kassi (18-3-1, 10 KOs) in a 10-round heavyweight showdown that kicks off the televised coverage at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.

Also being featured on the televised portion of the card, heavyweight knockout artist Charles “Missouri” Martin (21-0-1, 19 KOs) squares off against Vicente “Bufalo” Sandez (15-4, 10 KOs) in a 10-round heavyweight affair. The Martin-Sandez bout will be part of the NBCSN broadcast, which begins at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT.

“People are finally excited again about the heavyweight division,” said Wilder. “There are a lot of young guys coming up looking to make a name for themselves, like Dominic and Charles. For the first time in a long time, an American is the heavyweight champ and the title is staying right here. For the longest time, our division was THE division in boxing and now you are seeing a resurgence of that. Fighting on network TV gives us the opportunity to showcase ourselves to such a wider audience. People in our country have been waiting for a star in the division for a very long time, and I can promise you, I am the man for the job.”

Already a superstar in his native Alabama, Wilder has seen his popularity grow exponentially since winning a piece of the heavyweight crown in January of this year. Wilder made the first defense of his title in June in a stirring homecoming before a raucous sold-out crowd at the Bartow Arena in Birmingham. He knows that another spectacular performance on Saturday, with primetime TV exposure, will help bring back the interest of the every day sports fan to what was boxing’s most prized division.

The California-native Breazeale played quarterback at the University of Northern Colorado before picking up boxing and, like Wilder, making the U.S. Olympic team after a short amateur career. Breazeale is coming off his most impressive showing to date, a devastating third-round TKO over previously undefeated fellow knockout artist Yosmany Consuegra. Breazeale is looking to parlay his latest victory and show the world that he is ready to compete at the elite level of the heavyweight division when he makes his primetime TV debut on September 26.

“This is a huge opportunity for me to show the world that I am one of the best in the entire heavyweight division. Deontay has brought real life and real interest back to the division here in the U.S. We are here to show the world that we are the best that the heavyweight division has to offer and we are here to stay,” said Breazeale.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, but fighting out of Carson, California, Martin has stopped his last 10 opponents within the distance. The 29-year-old was the 2012 National P.A.L. champion and 2012 National Golden Gloves runner-up before turning pro in October of that same year. Martin has kept a very busy pace throughout his barely-three-year career, and has already notched three victories this year alone. Like Wilder and Breazeale, Martin is excited about the opportunity to showcase his skills.

“I am excited that PBC is putting the spotlight back on the heavyweights and that it is giving us the opportunity to showcase ourselves to a much wider audience and fan-base. You have the three best American heavyweights in boxing all fighting on the same card, one of which is the heavyweight champion. It is something that you haven’t seen in many years,” stated Martin.

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COMMENTS

-Gabrielito :

The Bronze Bomber is over 30 now. What is his team afraid of?


-deepwater2 :

A top 10 boxer?


-brownsugar :

Duhaupas was a complete unknown to me, apparently according to the video I saw on utube, he recently defeated former Klitschko challenger Manual Charr. I think this fight has the potential to go the distance, JD is no walkover. If Wilder gets past Duhaupas, Provetkin should be next, unless Haye gets his wish to fight Wilder first.


-Bernie Campbell :

Pure ca ca


-deepwater2 :

The Bronze Bomber is over 30 now. What is his team afraid of?
The French pastry is not even ranked in the top 30. Shameful fight.


-Radam G :

The French pastry is not even ranked in the top 30. Shameful fight.
Hehe! Does anybody know what is going on with D-Wild? Where are you Commish? We need some answers. Holla!


-brownsugar :

The French pastry is not even ranked in the top 30. Shameful fight.
he might be a french pastry but he's better than Charr who fought Klits for the title. Personally I dont see the difference. I think its a fight Wilder needs as they work him up the ladder to better competition. I dont think he's ready for Haye or Povetkin.


-deepwater2 :

he might be a french pastry but he's better than Charr who fought Klits for the title. Personally I dont see the difference. I think its a fight Wilder needs as they work him up the ladder to better competition. I dont think he's ready for Haye or Povetkin.
Charr isn't that good either. He was stopped a few times,recently by a cruiser weight. I hope Charr recovers from the shooting he was involved in though. That is the problem with Wilder. He does need to work up the ladder to better competition because he only fought one decent boxer in Stiverne and at the same time he holds a belt. PBC introduces him as THE HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION, when in all honesty he is not even top 5. I would favor Briggs over Wilder.


-brownsugar :

True, Briggs could prove dangerous, its a fight I'd love to see.


-Gabrielito :

Shameful is a great word for it. Povetkin is most likely the guy who will tell us what the deal is with Deontay Wilder. I'm sure they know it so maybe they're making some money before they roll the dice against a legit top 5 heavy.


-Shoulder Roll Defense :

Maybe I am being a little biased because I know Charles Martin personally, but I think he beats Breazeale and Wilder. The kid is a southpaw heavyweight with good size, power, and skill. He has signed with AL Haymon, so novice fans will be seeing a lot more of him now.


-Bernie Campbell :

Firmed Unadulterated Poops! When are people gonna realize that Wilder is a creation! This next fight hes got is pitifull!


-brownsugar :

Maybe I am being a little biased because I know Charles Martin personally, but I think he beats Breazeale and Wilder. The kid is a southpaw heavyweight with good size, power, and skill. He has signed with AL Haymon, so novice fans will be seeing a lot more of him now.
Martin is an interesting guy, for a relative new comer, late starter... ( he began at 22 and had a respectable 63 fight amateur total) controls range well and seems to know just when to apply the power. Its hard to tell just how good he is, Charles doesn't always display his full ability. Hopefully he'll show why he's so highly regarded today. One thing for sure,....he aint no Seth Mitchell.


-brownsugar :

Firmed Unadulterated Poops! When are people gonna realize that Wilder is a creation! This next fight hes got is pitifull!
Bermane Stiverne is proof that Wilder is a little bit more than just a figment of Al Haymon's imagination, but I can certainly relate to why fans are frustrated with his lackadaisical level of progression which seems to be proceeding at a glacial pace. The fans are right, ... we deserve a champ who can ride without training wheels. Wilder has acknowledged the negative backlash of his progression and claims to be ready to amp up his opposition after this fight,...we shall see.


-Bernie Campbell :

Word!


-Radam G :

Firmed Unadulterated Poops! When are people gonna realize that Wilder is a creation! This next fight hes got is pitifull!
Wow! B-Camp, you are finally coming serious with it. D-Wild is no doubt a creation. Another Bunderbore, no doubt. And when he falls, it is going to be hard. Holla!