PBC on FOX action begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and 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 and features Undefeated rising star Sammy “The Sergeant” Vasquez (20-0, 14 KOs) taking on Los Angeles-native Aron Martinez (20-4-1, 4 KOs).
“This is a great opportunity for me and I’m definitely going to make the most of it,” said Breazeale. “Fighting at STAPLES Center in primetime is a dream come true. I’m a California guy and I know I have to put on a big show to make a name for myself. I want to be a world champion and Amir Mansour is standing in my way.”
“I can’t wait to put on a show January 23,” said Amir Mansour. “As a fighter, I am very humbled and appreciative to be apart of PBC on FOX debut. As a boxing fan, I am very pleased to be fighting on the undercard of one of my favorite fighters, Danny Garcia, who is also from Philly. I’m thrilled to be a part of a card like this with so many great fighters.”
“Dominic Breazeale vs. Amir Mansour is an excellent addition to the two welterweight battles already announced for January 23,” said Tom Brown of TGB Promotions. “The heavyweight division is back on the rise and will continue to be in 2016. Breazeale and Mansour are both looking to solidify their place in the division. This fight will not disappoint.”
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.
With recent upsets taking place and pivotal fights on the way in the heavyweight division, Breazeale and Mansour have an opportunity to insert themselves into the world title conversation with an impressive victory on January 23rd.
Since representing the U.S. at the 2012 Olympics, Breazeale has steadily improved and moved up the pro rankings. The 6-foot-7, 30-year-old has only gone the distance twice, including his last start when he won a 10-round unanimous decision over the tough, battled-tested Fred Kassi. The win over Kassi was Breazeale’s third of 2015 after stopping Victor Bisbal in March and Yasmany Consuegra in June. Before switching to boxing, Breazeale was a quarterback at the University of Northern Colorado.
An exciting pressure fighter, the 6-foot-1 slugger Mansour is experienced and primed for an opportunity at the best in the division. He went 20-0 before losing a 10-round decision to Steve Cunningham in a fight in April 2014 in which he dropped the former cruiserweight world champion twice. In his next start, Mansour knocked out Kassi in the seventh round. In 2015, he outpointed Joey Dawejko across 10 rounds in May and fought to a draw against unbeaten Gerald Washington in October.