Coverage is Highlighted by a Bout Between Lamont Peterson (33-3-1, 17 KOs) and Felix Diaz (17-0, 8 KOs)
Marv Albert Calls the Action from George Mason University Alongside “Sugar” Ray Leonard and B.J. Flores
Coverage Streamed Live on NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – October 15, 2015 – Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) coverage continues this Saturday, October 17 live at 4 p.m. ET on NBC, highlighted by a welterweight bout between former titleholder Lamont Peterson (33-3-1, 17 KOs) and 2008 Olympic Gold medalist Felix Diaz (17-0, 8 KOs) from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
Coverage also includes rising welterweight star Prichard “Digget” Colon (16-0, 13 KOs) vs. the undefeated Terrel “Tyger” Williams (14-0, 12 KOs). Marv Albert calls the action alongside analysts “Sugar” Ray Leonard and B.J. Flores, with host Paul Burmeister, and Kenny Rice reporting from ring-side.
A LOOK AT THE MATCHUPS
The 31-year-old Peterson will be fighting just minutes outside of his native Washington, D.C. and looks to pick up his sixth career victory in the DC metropolitan area. He comes off a decision loss against Danny Garcia in April’s PBC on NBC broadcast. A pro since 2004, he owns victories over Victor Manuel Cayo, Kendall Holt and Dierry Jean in addition to his title-winning performance against Amir Khan. He successfully defended his title three times.
A two-time Olympian representing the Dominican Republic, Diaz won a gold medal at his second Olympic games in 2008 in Beijing. Now fighting out of the Brooklyn, the 31-year-old has slowly increased the level of his competition, and owns victories over Emmanuel Lartey, Adrian Granados and most recently Gabriel Bracero in a dominating performance on PBC on NBC in April.
Prior to turning pro in 2013, Colon was a five-time Puerto Rican national champion as an amateur. Colon has been stylistically compared to fellow countryman Felix Trinidad, with all but one of his knockouts coming in five rounds or less. The 23-year-old scored a spectacular knockout over tough Michael Finney in August and in September he knocked out former world champion Vivian Harris.
An undefeated fighter out of Los Angeles, Williams looks to make his mark when he faces Colon. The hard puncher has already picked up two victories in 2015 with a stoppage of Tavorus Teague and most recently, a decision over John Williams in August.
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