Premier Boxing Champions Odds and Preview for Saturday (Dec. 12)

boxing-glovesThe Premier Boxing Champions series has the main events from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas set to air on NBC this Saturday, December 12th. The live event is produced by Leija-Battah Promotions and has a massive 16 fights planned, so there is a good chance more of this card pops up at the sport books. The two feature fights have lines set for them. Super Lightweight – 12 rounds Antonio De Marco +850 Omar Figueroa Jr -1300 Note: The undefeated Figueroa Jr (25-0-1) faces the seasoned veteran in DeMarco, who is (31-5-1). DeMarco is a former Lightweight World Champion, but Figueroa Jr. held a World title at Lightweight as well. In his last outing, Figueroa Jr. defeated England’s Ricky Burns, so a win over DeMarco would give him a second win in a row over a former world title holder. DeMarco has lost his last two outings, though he took undefeated fighters Jessie Vargas (25-0) and Rances Barthelemy (22-0) the distance. Both men are moving up to Super Lightweight, but you can look for the stocky Figueroa to be the stronger and faster of the two men. Heavyweight – 10 rounds Travis Kauffman +160 Chris Arreola -185 Note: Arreola (36-4-1) is still only 34 years old and he is looking to mount yet another comeback. Back in September of 2009, Arreola was defeated by Vitali Klitschko in a WBC World title fight that saw arreola get bludgeoned to a stoppage. He took a year off after a February of 2012 win over Eric Molina, and he returned to face Bermane Stiverne for a vancat WBC Silver title. He lost to Bermane Stiverne a second time, this time with the WBC World Heavyweight title on the line. Arreola has gone (1-0-1) in 2015, looking terrible in a draw against Fred Kassi in his last outing. For all his faults, if Arreola is at 90 percent of his best, he represents a huge step up in competition for Kauffman. In 2009 Kauffman took the only loss of his career (30-1) to a guy named Tony Grano. That isaround when Arreola lost to Vitali. See the difference? The notables on the card that could appear at the books during the week include well known welterweight veteran Victor Ortiz (30-5-2) as he returns to face Orlando Lora (31-6-2). The enigmatic Ortiz has been off for a year and he is best remembered for being knocked out by Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their September of 2011 bout, but Ortiz is still just 28 years old and he will surely be looking for a big money fight if he sustains his comeback. There is a big heavyweight match pitting undefeated fighters Dominic Breazeale and Charles Martin. Breazeale (16-0) is a 2012 US Olympian, while Martin, who is (22-0-1) is suddenly one of the hottest names in boxing as the IBF has named him as a potential opponent for Vyascheslav Glazkov in a match to fill their vacant Heavyweight title and the WBC has declared him the mandatory challenger for Deontay Wilder’s WBC belt. Also in a 4 round bout is young Brandon Figueroa, who is already (3-0) in his career. Brandon is the 18 year old younger brother of headliner Omar Figueroa Jr. and considering they are from Weslaco, Texas, the Figueroa’s figure to have a lot of crowd support on hand for their fights this Saturday.

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