ANAHEIM, CALIF. (July 20, 2016) – Former multi-divisional world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-4-1, 18 KOs) meets Argentine slugger David Emanuel “El Pirata” Peralta (25-2-1, 14 KOs) in 10-rounds of welterweight action that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on Spike Saturday, August 27 from Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT and features hard-hitting Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo (24-5, 20 KOs) battling veteran Freddy Hernandez (33-8, 22 KOs) in a 10-round middleweight matchup of Mexican brawlers plus 2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha (18-0, 9 KOs) putting his undefeated record on the line against the Bronx’s Steve Martinez (16-2, 13 KOs) in 10-rounds of super welterweight action.
“I’m very excited to get back in the ring,” said Guerrero. “This is an exciting time for boxing fans across the world. It’s a blessing to be fighting back in Southern California. My opponent is a tough fighter from Argentina. Everybody knows that fighters from Argentina always come to fight, so I must be prepared and I’m expecting a war. All combat sports fans should be tuning in to see this all-action fight between two warriors. Expect to see fireworks like in all of my fights.”
“I’m thrilled to enter the ring and fight in front of the passionate Southern California boxing fans for the first time,” said Peralta. “Guerrero is a great fighter and a former world champion and I’m training very hard to be victorious on August 27. This is a great opportunity for me and I’m going to take full advantage.”
Tickets for the August 27 event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, are priced at $31, $58, $108 and $203, plus applicable fees, and are on sale Thursday, July 21. Tickets are available via ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster retail locations or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the Honda Center Box Office.
Born and raised in Gilroy, California, Guerrero is always in exciting contests having gone toe-to-toe with world champions Danny Garcia and Keith Thurman sandwiched around a hard fought victory over Aron Martinez. Prior to 2015, the 33-year-old picked up victories over Andre Berto, Secluk Aydin and Michael Katsidis while winning world titles in multiple divisions. The brawling warrior has been in several “Fight of the Year” candidates throughout his career, including a toe-to-toe clash in Southern California with Yoshihiro Kamegai in 2014, and will hope to again invigorate fans with a thrilling battle against the hard-charging Peralta.
A hard fighting Mexican battler born in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico but fighting out of Coachella, Calif., Angulois looking for another big victory in front of his Southern Californian fans. Always ready to challenge the best in the sport, the 33-year-old has gone toe-to-toe with some of the best fighters in the world and holds knockout victories over Gabriel Rosado, Joachim Alcine and Joel Julio while most recently earning a knockout victory over Hector Munoz in August. Angulo returns to take on Mexico City’s Hernandez, who enters this fight on a three-bout winning streak.
Born and raised in Cleveland, Gaushawas a decorated amateur who won gold medals at the U.S. National Championships in 2009 and 2012 and represented the US as part of the 2012 Olympic Team. The 28-year-old is undefeated since turning pro in 2012. In 2015 he earned victories over Norberto Gonzalez, Luis Grajeda, Eliezer Gonzalez and Said El Harrak before making his 2016 debut with a victory over Orlando Lora. He faces the 26-year-old Martinez from the Bronx who most recently stopped Jorge Melendez in the second round.