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Darwin Price pitted against Javontae Starks on Sept 3

Super lightweight prospects Darwin Price (10-0, 5 KOs) and Javontae Starks (13-1, 7 KOs) will meet in an eight-round battle that headlines Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBCSN action Saturday, September 3 from the Dancehall in San Antonio.

The action begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and features unbeaten super lightweights Rickey Edwards (11-0, 3 KOs) and Yordan Frometa (10-0, 7 KOs) competing in an eight-round bout.

“This is another step for me after my win in June,” said Price. “I’ve prepared hard in training and I’m anxious to return to San Antonio to fight Javontae Starks. I’m planning on another impressive performance.”

“I’m very thankful for this opportunity to return to the ring and fight Darwin Price,” said Starks. “This is a perfect time to show the boxing world that I’m recovered from my loss and that I still have what it takes to become a world champion.”

Originally from St. Louis, Price’s road has led him to Houston where he now trains with Ronnie Shields. An exceptional athlete who was highly regarded in track and field as a teenager, the 26-year-old turned pro in 2013. His activity ramped up in 2015 as he took home four victories including a win in his first eight-round bout against Alvaro Ortiz in November.

Fighting out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Starks racked up an impressive 98-16 amateur record before turning pro in 2009. At nearly six-foot, Starks used his length and skills to win the first 13 fights of his pro career including victories over Jeremiah Wiggins and Carlos Galvan. He suffered his first defeat to unbeaten Samuel Figueroa but will look to bounce back with a win on September 3.

A former New Jersey Golden Gloves champion from Paterson, Edwards fights out of Houston and is unbeaten since turning pro in 2013. The 26-year-old was busy in 2015 as he racked up five victories including a knockout over Marco Antonio Solis. Edwards has defeated previously unbeaten boxers John Delperdang and Azriel Paez in his last two fights.

After a successful career in the Cuban amateur program, Frometa turned pro in 2015 and has fought out of Quito, Ecuador. The 27-year-old is unbeaten having fought three times in the U.S. in addition to bouts in Ecuador and the Dominican Republic. Frometa has been busy with six wins in 2016 including a stoppage of Antonio Rodriguez in his last contest.