Boxing Preview: Staples Center Has PBC on FOX This Saturday (Jan. 23)

Danny+Garcia+Amir+Khan+v+Danny+Garcia+Media+ap89tq9jb02lThe Staples Center in Los Angeles, California hosts the Premier Boxing Champions series this Saturday (January 23, 2016) as promoter Tom Brown has a 10-fight boxing card that sees the main events air on FOX in the United States. The three featured fights scheduled for the broadcast already have lines up at the sport books. There are no over/under lines available as of yet. The vacant WBC World Welterweight title is on the line as undefeated 31-0 Danny Garcia faces Robert Guerrero (33-3-1) in a 12-round bout. Garcia is a former world champion at Light Welterweight, and Guerrero has held world titles at Featherweight and Super Featherweight so both are decorated fighters who are looking to add a belt in a new weight class to their resumes. Though Garcia is coming off a pair of lackluster performances, the books have him a heavy favorite at -800. Garcia has also been criticized for his slow move to welterweight, taking fights against lesser opposition at catchweights. Guerrero is returning at +550, and most observers feel that his best days are behind him. The main bout in support of Garcia vs Guerrero also comes at Welterweight and is scheduled for 10 rounds as undefeated prospect Sammy “The Who Can Mexican” Vasquez (20-0) looks to continue his rise in the division as he faces tough Aaron Martinez (20-4-1). Vasquez, a 29-year old veteran of the armed services, went 3-0 in 2015. Martinez went 1-1 for the year, but his last outing saw him defeat Devon Alexander. Vasquez is paying -400 as the favorite in the bout, with Martinez coming back at (+325). The heavyweight 10-round bout between 2012 Olympian Dominic Breazeale (16-0) and veteran Amir Mansour (22-1-1) has the closest line of the evening and is a near pick ’em fight. Right now Breazeale is a -130 favorite, with Mansour coming back at +110.┬áBreazeale will have big height and reach advantages of more than 6 inches on Mansour, and he is 13 years younger. Mansour may be 43 years old, but he is always in top shape and he fought twice in 2015, going 1-0-1. Breazeale is trying hard to shake the stigma that follows members of the 2012 team that went without a single medal. The Premier Boxing Champions aired 46 shows in 2015, and this is already the third PBC event of the new year.

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