Undefeated Middleweight Star Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin Faces Michael Zerafa
Coverage Begins With a Bout Between Cornelius “K-9” Bundrage & Jermall Charlo in the Super Welterweight Division
Coverage Streamed Live on NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 10, 2015 – Premier Boxing Champions returns to NBC this Saturday, September 12 at 4 p.m. ET, featuring undefeated middleweight star Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (31-0-1, 22 KOs) in a 12-round bout against Michael Zerafa (17-1, 9 KOs) from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn.
Coverage begins with a bout between super welterweight titleholder Cornelius “K-9” Bundrage (34-5, 19 KOs) and undefeated rising star Jermall Charlo (21-0, 16 KOs).
Marv Albert handles blow-by-blow for the telecast, joined by analysts “Sugar” Ray Leonard and BJ Flores, host Liam McHugh, and Kenny Rice reporting from ring-side.
A LOOK AT THE MATCHUPS
Peter Quillin returns to action on September 12 fresh off of a hard-fought draw against middleweight world champion Andy Lee on PBC on NBC in April, and looks to keep his undefeated record intact. He won a middleweight title in 2012 with his star-making, six-knockdown performance against Hassan N’Dam in the first boxing card hosted at Barclays Center. Born in Chicago but fighting out of New York City, the 31-year-old went on to defend that title against strong contenders Fernando Guerrero, Gabriel Rosado and Lukas Konecny.
After turning pro at 18-years-old, Michael Zerafa won the first 15 starts of his career while fighting out of his native Australia. The 23-year-old Zerafa makes his U.S. debut on Saturday against Quillin. He owns wins over previously unbeaten fighters Bruno Carvalho and Luke Sharp, and is coming off of a fourth-round TKO over Yodmongkol Singmanasak in March.
Since winning a world title in 2010 over Cory Spinks, Cornelius Bundrage went on defend the title against Sechew Powell and Spinks. The Detroit-native lost the title in 2013, but quickly earned another shot against Carlos Molina, who he defeated by unanimous decision to become a two-time world titleholder.
The 24-year-old undefeated Jermall Charlo is primed for his first world title opportunity. In 2014, he posted dominant victories over Hector Munoz, Norberto Gonzalez and Lenny Bottai, and started 2015 with a win over Michael Finney in March.
NBC Sports Group will present more than 50 hours of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) coverage in 2015, including cards on NBC and NBCSN, and NBCSN pre- and post-fight programming for NBC telecasts. The Premier Boxing Champions series is created for television by Haymon Boxing. The PBC on NBC will feature many of today’s brightest stars, in their most compelling matches.
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