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Unbeatens Alejandro Luna, David Benavidez & Ahmed Elbiali set to kick off the year in next few weeks

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Undefeated lightweight Alejandro “El Charro” Luna (19-0, 14 KOs) will meet Mexico’s Alan Herrera (34-7, 22 KOs) in a 10-round bout as part of a full night of undercard action on Saturday, January 23 from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

The event is headlined by the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on FOX and FOX Deportes telecast that features three exciting contests in primetime. In the main event undefeated Danny “Swift” Garcia and former world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero battle in a 12-round welterweight bout. Preliminary action on FOX begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and features undefeated rising star Sammy “The Sergeant” Vasquez taking on Los Angeles-native Aron Martinez, plus a matchup between heavyweights Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale and Amir “Hardcore” Mansour.

Additional undercard action features South Korea’s Min Wook Kim (12-1, 10 KOs) in a junior welterweight attraction and 22-year-old Mexican-American Luis Bello (6-3, 2 KOs) in a six-round lightweight bout.

Rounding out the exciting night of fights is the pro debut of Los Angeles’ Sergio Quiroz in a six-round super bantamweight affair, cousin of undefeated star Leo Santa Cruz, Antonio Santa Cruz (1-1, 1 KO) in a four-round bantamweight fight and Huntington Park, California’s Jose Gomez (4-0) in four-rounds of featherweight action.

At just 24-years old, Lunahas already put together an impressive 19 professional wins since turning pro in 2010. Fighting out of Bellflower, California, he defeated former world champion Cristobal Cruz over eight rounds in June and knocked out Sergio Lopez in August to close his 2015. Before 2015 he had put together victories over experienced fighters Daniel Attah and Sergio Rivera while knocking out six of his last nine opponents.

Opposite Luna will be the battle-tested Herrera out of Sinaloa, Mexico. Herrera was featured in a 2014 Fight of the Year candidate in Pittsburgh against hometown favorite Monta Meza Clay. The outstanding two way action inside of the ring thrilled the electric crown and nationally televised audience as both men showed incredible bravery before the fight was stopped in the 10th and final round. Herrera has won his last two fights and is coming off of a knockout of Isaias Cabrera.

A pro since 2010, the 28-year-old Kim dropped his debut but has reeled off 13 wins since then. After fighting in his native South Korea and China for the first several years of his career, Kim knocked out Lizandro De Los Santos in Mexico in March before stopping Luis Alberto Pelayo in his U.S. debut in July.

Ahmed Elbiali Back on Jan 12th

Undefeated light heavyweight prospect Ahmed Elbiali (13-0, 11 KOs) will enter the ring in an eight-round bout against Andrew Hernandez (10-3-1, 2 KOs) as part of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes on Tuesday, January 12 from the Dancehall in San Antonio.

Live coverage begins at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT and is headlined by the featherweight showdown between undefeated prospect Miguel Flores (18-0, 9 KOs) and Mexico’s Mario “Maca” Briones (27-4-2, 20 KOs).

Additional action features undefeated welterweight Bryant Perrella (12-0, 11 KOs) in an eight-round bout against Ramon Ayala (23-5-1, 11 KOs), brother of world champion Rances, Leduan Barthelemy (7-0, 3 KOs) takes on Darryl Hayes (5-5, 1 KO) in featherweight action and brother of undefeated Omar, Brandon Figueroa (4-0, 2 KOs) battles Harold Reyes (2-2) in a six-round bantamweight affair.

Also entering the ring are a trio of San Antonio-natives as 23-year-old prospect Joseph Rodriguez (10-0, 2 KOs) faces Christian Santibanez (3-5, 2 KOs) in a four-round super featherweight fight and Girban Ruiz (1-0) taking on Rudy Lozano (2-1-1) in a four-round welterweight bout.

Rounding out the action and continuing the slew of San Antonio talent on this card is Saul Amaya (0-1) against Gregorio Herrera (1-2) in a four-round featherweight contest, the pro debut of Dustin Southichack in a four-round lightweight bout against Daniel Sanchez (0-15) and Daniel Baiz (3-0, 2 KOs) in a four round super welterweight battle with Andrew Sosa (0-8-1).

A native of Cairo, Egypt now residing in Miami, the 24-year-old Elbiali had success in two TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAY appearanceslast year, as he defeated Fabiano Pena and Mariano Hilario to account for two of his five wins in 2015. He will be opposed by the 30-year-old Hernandez out of Phoenix who picked up victories over Jerry Odom, Jeff Page and Eduardo Tercero last year.

An undefeated 26-year-old out of Fort Myers, Florida, Perrella comes in off a first-round stoppage over Chaquib Fadli in November. He picked up five knockouts in a row in 2015 and looks to make it ten in a row overall on January 12 when he faces the 26-year-old Mexican Ayala.

Originally from Cuba, but fighting out of Las Vegas, Barthelemy is the youngest brother of world champion Rances and Olympic Gold medalist Yan. The 26-year-old won three times in 2015 as he earned decisions over Michael Gaxiola, German Meraz and Juan Sandoval. He takes on the 26-year-old Houston-born Hayes who is looking for his third straight victory.

The brother of former world champion Omar, the 19-year-old Figueroa turned pro in May by defeating Hector Gutierrez and has followed that up by stopping Ricardo Mena and Ramiro Ruiz. The Weslaco, Texas-product most recently defeated Francisco Muro in December and will battle the 24-year-old Reyes of Puerto Rico.

David Benavidez Returns on Jan 19th

Undefeated prospect David Benavidez (11-0, 10 KOs) will take on Kevin Cobbs (10-1, 4 KOs) in eight rounds of super middleweight action as “Fight Week on FOX in L.A.” kicks off with Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes on Tuesday, January 19 from Club Nokia at L.A. Live.

Televised coverage begins at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT and is headlined by undefeated prospect Jamal James (18-0, 9 KOs) taking on 2008 U.S. Olympian Javier “El Intocable” Molina (17-1, 8 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight battle. PBC action continues on Saturday, January 23 with PBC on FOX and FOX Deportes beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT at STAPLES Center and headlined by Danny “Swift” Garcia taking on Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero.

Also entering the ring is undefeated rising middleweight prospect Caleb Plant (11-0, 8 KOs), who will look to kick off 2016 in a big way when he battles Adasat Rodriguez (11-4-2, 7 KOs) in an eight-round middleweight affair.

Further action features 25-year-old Malcolm McAllister (6-0, 6 KOs) in a six-round middleweight bout against Chicago’s Cerresso Fort (18-4-1, 12 KOs) and Philadelphia’s Thomas Velasquez (3-0, 2 KOs) in a four-round super featherweight bout.

Rounding out the night of fights is 26-year-old Ronald Mixon (5-0, 4 KOs) in a six-round light heavyweight contest and the pro debut of Ireland’s Con Sheehan ashe looks to build off of his stellar amateur career in a four-round heavyweight bout.

The younger brother of undefeated Jose Benavidez, David racked up a perfect 11 wins in 11 starts at just 19-years-old. Fighting out of Phoenix, Benavidez picked up four victories via stoppage in 2015 and most recently scored a sensational knockout over Felipe Romero in November. He will be opposed by the Burlington, Vermont-native Cobbs who enters this fight on a four-bout win streak.

A 2011 National Golden Gloves champion, Plant has begun to make his name in the professional ranks since turning pro in 2014. Last year, the 23-year-old picked up six victories including hard fought triumphs over Jamar Freeman in September and Tyrone Brunson in October. Fighting out of Nashville, he will battle the 28-year-old Rodriguez of Islas Canarias, Spain.