Dirrell and Rubio headline PBC on CBS


Anthony DirrellFormer two-time world champion Daiki Kameda (29-4, 18 KOs) takes on Mexican slugger Victor Ruiz (19-5, 14 KOs) in bantamweight action in a stacked lineup of undercard attractions as Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on CBS airs live from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas Sunday, September 6. The telecast kicks off at 4 PM ET/1 PM PT.

The event is headlined by former world champion Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (27-1-1, 22 KOs) taking on Mexico’s Marco Antonio “El Veneno” Rubio (59-7-1, 51 KOs) and features the rematch between bantamweight world champion Jamie McDonnell (26-2-1, 12 KOs) and exciting brawler Tomoki “El Mexicanito” Kameda (31-1, 19 KOs).

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Leija Battah Promotions and Warriors Boxing, are priced at $111, $95, $51, $40 and $19, not including applicable service charges and taxes and are on sale now. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com, the American Bank Center Box Office or by calling Leija Battah Promotions at (210) 979-3302. To charge by phone call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

The action inside the arena will feature top undefeated prospects putting their unblemished records on the line as Miguel Flores (16-0, 7 KOs) faces John “Bam Bam” Johnson (31-10, 23 KOs) in an eight-round super featherweight bout, Mario “Golden Boy” Barrios (10-0, 5 KOs) battles Jonathan “Popeye” Perez (33-12, 27 KOs) in eight rounds of super featherweight action and Ryan “Cowboy” Karl (8-0, 6 KOs) competes in a six-round welterweight affair.

Additional early action will also include 25-year-old New Jersey-born Rickey Edwards (7-0, 2 KOs) against 19-year-old Marco Solis (3-1, 1 KO) of Round Rock, Texas in a six-round lightweight attraction, 23-year-old Corpus Christi-born Jeremy Longoria (7-5, 1 KO) squaring off against “The Outlaw” Jesse James Anguiano (2-5-3) of San Antonio in six rounds in the super featherweight division and Robstown own Robert “Boom Boom” Vela (12-1-2) meets Cesar Martinez (0-5-3) of Round Rock, Texas in a five-round lightweight contest.

A costal bend bout between Raymond Guzman (2-0) of Corpus Christi, Texas against fellow undefeated boxer, Beeville’s own Robert Serna (2-0) in Super Middleweight division. Rickie Gutierrez (1-0) of Robstown, Texas in a four-round super featherweight bout against San Antonio’s Theo Johnson (1-8). Alberto Navarro (3-10) of Kingsville will also be in a lightweight contest against an opponent to be announced.

The middle brother of the fighting Kameda brothers, the only group of brothers to simultaneously hold world titles, 26-year-old Daiki will make his U.S. debut on September 6 in Corpus Christi. Fighting out of Tokyo, he won world titles with victories over Denkaosan Kaovichit and Rodrigo Guerrero. He will return to the ring for the first time since 2013, looking to make another run at a world title beginning with the 24-year-old Ruiz out of Tijuana, Mexico, who most recently delivered a first round knockout over Felix Rubio.

An undefeated fighter from Michoacan, Mexico, but fighting out of Houston, Miguel Flores, has not lost since turning pro in 2009, at just 17 years old. The 23-year-old made headlines in May with a victory over German Meraz and followed that up by defeating Juan Ruiz in July. He will take on John Johnson, who fights out of San Antonio.

Representing San Antonio, Mario Barrios looks for his fourth victory of 2015 on September 6. The 20-year-old hopes to build on his momentum and continue to grow his fan base in his home state when he takes on the 28-year-old Colombian Perez.

An undefeated prospect representing Houston, Ryan “Cowboy” Karl, had an excellent amateur career that ended with him ranked third in the nation in the 141-pound division. The 23-year-old has already won three times in 2015 and most recently stopped Rigoberto Flores in July.