Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN (PBC on ESPN) will feature live coverage on Wednesday, Nov. 25 of Cuban sensation Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (21-2-2, 12 KOs) defending his super welterweight title against Jan Zaveck (35-3, 19 KOs), from Hialeah Park Racing and Casino in Miami, Fla. The live telecast begins at 8:00 pm ET with the co-feature event featuring undefeated Batamweight prospect Emmanuel Rodriguez (13-0, 9 KOs) against Eliver Aquino (17-1-1, 11 KOs).
ESPN3 will carry the undercard action between Daquan Arnett and Yudel Jhonson in a super welterweight contest live at 7 pm.
Lara, 32, is from Guantanamo, Cuba. His many amateur titles include a national championship at welterweight, and he participated in the 2007 Pan-Am games. In addition to his recent victory over Delvin Rodriguez on a June 12 PBC card, he has career wins over Alfredo Angulo, Austin Trout, Ishe Smith and Freddy Hernandez.
Zaveck, 39, is a former welterweight world champion and seven-time national champion in his native Slovenia. He has won three straight fights, including his most-recent victory over Sasha Yengoyan in April 2015. His career highlights include a world title victory over Isaac Hlatshwayo, and he defended his title against Rodolfo Martinez, Rafal Jackiewicz and Paul Delgado.
At just 23-years-old, Rodriguez has been on a fast track towards a world title fight since turning pro in 2012. On November 25 he makes his U.S. debut after taking down Gabor Molnar, Luis Hinojosa and Alex Rangel in 2015. The Manati, Puerto Rico-born fighter will bring his exciting style into the ring against his toughest test to date when he fights on November 25.
Undefeated in his first 18 pro fights, Aquino looks to bounce back from a narrow majority decision loss to undefeated Adam Lopez in his last outing. The 28-year-old hadn’t gone the distance since 2012 before his last bout, having stopped seven of his previous eight opponents. Born in Higuey, Dominican Republic, he will be fighting in the U.S. for the second time as a professional.