Unbeaten rising prospect Fabian “TNT” Maidana (9-0, 6 KOs) will square-off against Puerto Rico’s Jorge “Machito” Maysonet (13-1, 11 KOs) in eight-rounds of welterweight action that serves as the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on NBCSN Saturday, July 23 from the Scottish Rite Auditorium in San Antonio.
Televised coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT and will feature unbeaten prospect Alan Castano (10-0, 7 KOs) taking on brawler Aaron Garcia (15-5-1, 10 KOs) in an eight-round middleweight bout and undefeated prospect Brandon Figueroa (8-0, 5 KOs) in a super bantamweight attraction.
“I’m very excited to be facing Jorge Maysonet on July 23 in San Antonio,” said Maidana. “I’ve been training hard and I’m ready to put my undefeated record on the line and put on a great show. There are great boxing fans down in San Antonio and I look forward to them getting to know me better.”
“I can’t wait for this fight on July 23,” said Maysonet. “I know Fabian’s brother was a world champion, but this is my time to shine. Fabian’s never faced anyone like me. I have a lot of pride and I will bring it to the ring.”
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Leija Battah Promotions and TGB Promotions, are priced at $100, $85, $50 and $20 plus $1000 and $850 for tables, not including fees, and are on sale now. To purchase tickets call 210-988-8821, click HERE or visit Champion Fit Gym at 6824 San Pedro Ave. San Antonio, Texas 78216.
Possessing the same furious style as his brother Marcos, the 24-year-old Maidana has taken home dominant decisions in his last two bouts after scoring six straight knockouts following his pro debut in 2014. Representing Santa Fe, Argentina, Maidana went eight-rounds in each of his last two bouts as he picked up victories over Peter Oluoch and Andres Amarillla.
The son of Puerto Rican Olympian Jorge Maysonet, the 26-year-old looks for his third straight victory on July 23. A pro since 2010, Maysonet was born Catano, Puerto Rico but fights out of Queens, New York and has split his time fighting in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic throughout his career.
A young brawler from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Castano turned pro and won his first eight fights before making his U.S. debut in August of last year with a knockout victory over Tom Howard. The 23-year-old most recently stopped Christoper Degollado in the third round of their November 2015 showdown. He takes on the 22-year-old Garcia who was born in Guadalajara but trains out of Chicago.
The brother of former world champion Omar, the 19-year-old Figueroa turned pro in May of last year by defeating Hector Gutierrez and followed that up by stopping Ricardo Mena, Ramiro Ruiz and Francisco Muro to close out the year. The Weslaco-native has stayed busy in 2016 picking up four more victories via stoppage over Oldier Landin, Harold Reyes, Jahaziel Vazquez and Jonell Nieves.