At the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York Saturday TGB Promotions – Tom Brown brings heavyweights Adam “Baby Face” Kownacki against Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola and Olympian “Sir” Marcus Browne taking on former WBC world champion Jean Pascal in defense of his interim WBA and WBC Silver Light Heavyweight Title’s he won in January. This will also be covered over USA FOX.
In the co-feature WBA and WBC No.1 contender southpaw “Sir” Marcus Browne, 23-0 (16), defends his interim WBA and WBC Silver Light Heavyweight titles against former WBC World champion Haitian Jean Pascal, 33-6-1 (20), from Quebec, Canada, over 12 rounds.
“I’m going to punish Pascal on Saturday night. This is a great for New York with me, Adam and Curtis all representing our home city,” said Browne.
“I’m too good all-around for Marcus. This is my chance to show that I still have a lot of gas in the tank. I’m still good enough to fight at the very top level of this sport,” said Pascal.
In the Main Event heavyweight’s No. 4 IBF, No. 6 WBA, No. 7 WBC contender Adam “Baby Face” Kownacki, 19-0 (16), of Lonza, Poland, now out of Brooklyn, NY, takes on former contender Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola, 38-5-1 (33), out of Escondido, CA, over 12 rounds. Kownacki is looking for his first title fight with a win.
“This is one of my dreams come true. Since the amateurs I’ve wanted to fight at the Barclay Center and on Saturday night I’m the main event. I couldn’t be more excited. Chris Arreola is a warrior. You always know that when he fights. He has been in there with three champions, and when I take care of business on Saturday, I’ll be one step closer to becoming a world champion. Barclay Center has been my boxing home. It’s truly a great feeling having all this support from my fans here. This definitely has Fight of the Year written all over it,” said Kownacki.
“He’s (Kownacki) a volume puncher. He just keeps coming and he’s smiling at you the whole time. At the end of the day, I’m going to put a frown on his face Saturday. I’m going to come out with my hand raised,” said Arreola.
“Former world title challenger Super Welterweight Curtis “Cerebral Assassin” Stevens, 30-6 (22), out of Brownville, NY, takes on Nigerian Wale “Lucky Boy” Omotoso, 27-4 (21), now out of Oxnard, CA, over 10 rounds.
“Nobody calls me out because they know I can punch. It’s incredible to have the opportunity to fight at the Barclay Center for the first time,” said Stevens.
“He’s a big puncher who brawls. But I’m a big puncher too. He’s been there and fought everybody, but I’m going to show the world what I can do. I think it’s going to be a toe-to-toe fight. It’s going to be fought in the middle of the ring,” said Omotoso.
There are eleven bouts on the card including heavyweight Carlos Negron, unbeaten boxers featherweight Cobia Breedy, welterweight Julian Sosa and welterweight Keeshawn “The Next Big Thing” Williams.