Undefeated rising star Sergeant Sammy “The Who Can Mexican” Vasquez (20-0, 14 KOs) will square off against Los Angeles-native Aron Martinez (20-4-1, 4 KOs) in a welterweight showdown as part of the inaugural Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on FOX and FOX Deportes Saturday, January 23 from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
The return of primetime boxing to FOX is headlined by undefeated Danny “Swift” Garcia (31-0, 18 KOs) and former world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-3-1, 18 KOs) in a 12-round welterweight showdown. The night of televised action begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on FOX and in Spanish on FOX Deportes
“I’m exciting to be fighting Aron Martinez and to be fighting on this big stage in a fight that I think the fans will really enjoy,” said Vasquez. “This is just another stepping stone for me to move closer to my goal of fighting for a world title. This will be my first time fighting in California and I’m sure the fans out there will enjoy my exciting style of fighting. I’ve always wanted to fight at STAPLES Center and now I have my chance. I’ll be a long way from home but it’s a nice feeling that all of my fans who can’t make it will get to watch me on FOX.”
“This is a great opportunity that I am very thankful for,” said Martinez. “Sammy is a great fighter that I have a lot of respect for but Los Angeles is my home. I intend on defending my turf and coming out victorious at STAPLES Center on January 23.”
This battle of welterweights pits one of the rising stars of the division, Vasquez, against an experienced fighter who has made a mark in 2015, in the hometown fighter Martinez.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, are priced at $300, $200, $100, $50 and $25, not including applicable fees and service charges, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at AXS.com or by phone at 888-929-7849 or at STAPLES Center.