Premier Boxing Champions is presenting a talent-stacked fight card live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on July 30.
Former two-division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia will make his anticipated super-welterweight debut when he goes toe-to-toe with the formidable Jose Benavidez Jr. in the evening’s main event.

The fight card will be streaming live on Showtime, but before the main event, we’ll witness a double-header of instant classics leading into the Garcia/Benavidez showdown. 

Polish standout and hometown hero Adam Kownacki will collide with Turkish Olympic star Ali Eren Demirezen in the co-main event, and the undefeated – newly crowned champion – Gary Antuanne Russell will defend his family legacy when he faces Rances Barthelemy in a Super Lightweight bout. 

Tom Brown, President of TGB Promotions, shared his thoughts on the upcoming event:

“This card on July 30 has everything a boxing fan could ask for and is set up to deliver compelling action from start to finish,” Brown said. 

He continued: “Philidelphia’s Danny Garcia has established a solid fan base in Brooklyn and will look to give them a show in his 154-pound debut against the always tough Jose Benavidez Jr.

“The heavyweight clash in the co-main event will be full of action as well, as popular heavyweight contender Adam Kownacki takes on Ali Eren Demirezen, with both fighters looking to take a big step up the heavyweight ladder. Plus, Gary Antuanne Russell has garnered recognition as a future pound-for-pound star. He can continue solidifying those credentials battling the crafty former champion Rances Barthelemy opening up the action on Showtime.” 

Mexico vs. Puerto Rico: The Rivalry 

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Mexico and Puerto Rico boast an extensive rivalry in the world of professional boxing, and both Garcia and Benavidez cannot wait to defend their heritage. 

Garcia (36-3, 21 KOs) was born in Philadelphia and has brought an extensive fan base to every fight. As the betting favorite, he’ll naturally own more tickets from the Pennsylvania sports betting crowd, and outside of PA, he’s additionally earned a reputation at the fight night location, Brooklyn. 

Expect a continued shift in the betting odds as Garcia will return to the Barclays Center, where he made his professional debut, and it’ll be the ninth time he competes for the Brooklyn crowd. 

“This is my 11th fight on SHOWTIME, and it’s been a journey creating history at Barclays Center or wherever we fight,” Garcia commented during the event’s press conference. “I’ve been off for a little bit, but I’m back in the gym like I never left. I feel great mentally, physically, and spiritually. I’m ready to give the fans a great fight. 

“I have a lot of young guys in this camp here with me, and they keep me on my toes. The hunger that they have gives me that motivation. Boxing is a grueling sport, so you have to find time to have fun. I’m doing that again, and I know that no one can touch me once I’m happy.” 

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Benavidez Jr. (27-1-1, 18 KOs) stems from a boxing family and is the brother of world champion David Benavidez – both trained by and cornered by their father, Jose Sr. 

After losing the 147-pound champion Terence Crawford, Benavidez has set his sights on the super welterweight division. His debut in the weight class resulted in a drawn contest with Emanuel Torres last time, but it was notably his first fight in nearly three years.

The Phoenix-raised fighter is known for his stand-and-bang style, an approach he was frustratingly held back from versus his technical style of Torres.

“My last opponent was running and running,” Benavidez commented at the press conference. “And I’m looking forward to going toe-to-toe with Danny. I hit hard, he hits hard, so there’s going to be a knockout whether we look for it or not. I’m staying in shape, and I’m focused. 

“I want to fight the best of the best. I don’t duck or dodge anyone. I don’t care about the record. I train to win. This is an exciting fight with Danny, and it’s a fight the fans will want to see. Danny was the perfect pick for my next opponent.” 

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