Rising star Prichard “Digget” Colon (16-0, 13 KOs) faces undefeated Terrel Williams (14-0, 12 KOs) on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC Saturday, October 17 from EagleBank Arena at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
The 10-round welterweight bout between Colon and Williams will replace the previously announced battle between Andre Dirrell and Blake Caparello after Dirrell had to withdraw for medical reasons.
The October 17 event is headlined local favorite and former world champion Lamont Peterson (33-3-1, 17 KOs) taking on 2008 Olympic Gold medalist from the Dominican Republic Felix Diaz Jr. (17-0, 8 KOs) with televised coverage beginning at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT. Peterson’s brother, Anthony Peterson (35-1, 23 KOs) will be featured in a 10-round super lightweight bout as part of the exciting lineup of undercard fights.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with HeadBangers Promotions, are priced at $250, $150, $85, $65 and $40, plus applicable service charges, and are on sale now. Tickets will be available through all Ticketmaster outlets including the EagleBank Arena box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com and via Phonecharge at 1-800-745-3000. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities by calling 703-993-3035. Please visit www.eaglebankarena.com for more information.
Peterson, the younger brother of main event participant Lamont, is the owner of wins over Daniel Attah, Dominic Salcido and Marcos Leonardo Jimenez, the Washington, D.C. product is looking to win his six consecutive fight on October 17. Most recently he stopped Ramesis Gil in the sixth-round on July 11.
Adding to the local flavor is Virginia’s-own Jimmy Lange (38-6-2, 25 KOs), who will be fighting for the 17th time at EagleBank Arena, as he takes on Mike Sawyer (6-4, 4 KOs) in an eight-round light heavyweight bout, undefeated 28-year-old D.C.-product David “Day-Day” Grayton (12-0, 9 KOs) taking on 26-year-old Mexican Christopher Degollado (13-5, 11 KOs) in an eight-round welterweight affair and 22-year-old Demond Nicholson (14-1, 14 KOs) facing 28-year-old Colombian Milton Nunez (28-14-1, 25 KOs) in an eight-round super middleweight contest.
Rounding out the action is undefeated 30-year-old Brooklyn-native Lenox Allen (19-0-1, 12 KOs) against 25-year-old Hungarian Istvan Zeller (24-8, 7 KOs) in a 10-round super middleweight bout, 20-year-old D.C.-native Kareem Martin (6-0-1, 3 KOs) in a six-round welterweight fight, 26-year-old Tommy Logan (3-1, 3 KOs) out of Winter Haven, Florida in a four-round lightweight affair and undefeated 23-year-old Alantez Fox (16-0-1, 6 KOs) of Forrestville, Maryland in an eight-round middleweight bout.
As an amateur, Colon was a five-time Puerto Rican national champion prior to turning pro in 2013. Trained by his father, Colon has been stylistically compared to fellow countryman Felix Trinidad, with all but one of his knockouts coming in five rounds or less. The 23-year-old scored a spectacular knockout over tough veteran Michael Finney in August and in September he knocked out former world champion Vivian Harris.
An undefeated fighter out of Los Angeles, Williams looks to make his mark when he faces Colon on October 17. The hard puncher has already picked up two victories in 2015 with a stoppage of Tavorus Teague and most recently, a decision over John Williams in August. Prior to the decision in his last bout, Williams had racked 12-straight victories within the distance.