MIAMI (October 14, 2015) – Welterweights Kevin Bizier (24-2, 16 KOs) and Fredrick Lawson (24-0, 20 KOs) will meet in a 12-round contest as Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBCSN comes to Miccosukee Resort and Gaming in Miami, Florida on Saturday, November 7 with televised coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
The telecast opens with an exciting clash as Walter Castillo (26-3, 19 KOs) takes on Keita Obara (15-1, 14 KOs) in a 12-round super lightweight contest.
”An opportunity like this is exactly what I was waiting for,” said Bizier. “It is now my turn to prove I belong at the world class level. I am going to make the most of this opportunity.”
“I’d like to thank my whole team for this opportunity,” said Lawson. “I would also like to commend Kevin Bizier for having the courage to accept this fight. I know he is a good fighter, but this time he is way out of his league. Come November 7, I will show him why I’m the future of the welterweight division. This is the beginning of another era. Dig your graves friends, General OKUNKA the ‘Baby Face Assassin’ is in town!”
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Warriors Boxing, are priced at $25, $50 and $100, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased by calling Warriors Boxing at (954) 985-1155 or by visiting www.warriorsboxing.com. You may also call Ticket Force at (877) 840-0457 or visit Ticket Force online at http://tickets.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1434.
An accomplished amateur fighting out of Quebec, Canada, Bizier is once again nearing a long-awaited world title opportunity. The 31-year-old has fought exclusively on his home soil and will be making his U.S. debut on November 7. Bizier owns victories over Lanardo Tyner, Carlos Herrera and most recently was triumphant against Fouad El Massoudi in April.
Born in Ghana but fighting out of Chicago, Lawson is unbeaten since turning pro in 2011 and stopped 19 of the first 20 opponents he faced. The 26-year-old racked up 23 wins fighting in Ghana before making his U.S. debut in March 2014. Since arriving in the U.S., Lawson has remained unbeaten with victories over Mohammed Kayongo, Ray Narh and Breidis Prescott.
The 26-year-old Castillo is an exciting brawler who never takes a step back and will look to put on a show for fans in Miami. The Managua, Nicaragua-born knockout artist ended 12 of his first professional 14 victories inside of the distance. Most recently, he stopped Ammeth Diaz in the third round of their July bout.
Since dropping his pro debut, Keita Obara has been on fire, delivering knockouts in 14 of his next 15 fights, all victories. The 28-year-old from Tokyo will be making his U.S. debut on November 7 and is looking for his third knockout victory of 2015.