Chris “Ludacris” Bridges is stepping into the ring to help Bounce TV promote the debut of Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round via a new series of promotional videos for the nation’s first and only broadcast television network designed for African American audiences. The spots featuring the multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY®-award winning artist and actor are rolling out on Bounce TV; Click here to watch.
Premier Boxing Champions comes to Bounce TV on Sunday, August 2 at 9:00 p.m. (ET), with the debut of the new monthly series PBC – The Next Round, which will showcase the sport’s future stars and potential champions. The network will also stream the telecast live on BounceTV.com.
The main event for the series premiere of PBC – The Next Round will be a 12-round World Bantamweight Championship fight between Juan Carlos “Baby Pacquiao” Payano (16-0, 8 KOs) and Rau’shee “Nuke” Warren (13-0, 4 KOs). Both fighters are Olympians – Payano for the Dominican Republic and Cincinnati southpaw Warren, a three-time Olympian for the United States. Each fighter brings an undefeated record to the battle for the title.
The co-feature is a two-fight tournament in the junior middleweight division: A 10-round match that sees Olympic Silver Medalist Yudel Jhonson (17-1, 9 KOs) taking on the knockout machine Jorge Cota (24-1, 22 KOs), plus 10 rounds of Olympian John Jackson (19-2, 15 KOs) battling Dennis Laurente (49-5, 30 KOs). The winners of the two bouts will face-off on a date to be announced soon.
Payano vs. Warren: PBC – The Next Round, promoted by Warriors Boxing and Sampson Boxing, will take place at Full Sail Live, the state-of-the-art performance venue on the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida.