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Tonight’s launch of Golden Boy Live! has the boxing world buzzing as a fresh era of Monday night boxing kicks off on America’s new sports network FOX Sports 1, but fans in attendance at the Best Buy Theater in New York City will get even more compelling action with the addition of 2012 United States Olympian Terrell Gausha and promising up and comer Emmanuel Gonzalez to the undercard.
In previously announced bouts, Brooklyn’s Danny Jacobs (25-1, 22 KOs) takes the biggest step in his miraculous comeback after surviving cancer when he battles fellow New Yorker Giovanni Lorenzo (32-5, 24 KOs) in the televised 10-round main event for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Title. In the co-main event, unbeaten Bronx junior middleweight Eddie Gomez (14-0, 9 KOs) faces Philadelphia’s Steven Upsher Chambers (24-2-1, 6 KOs). Plus, 2012 United States Olympian and undefeated Staten Island native Marcus Browne (5-0, 5 KOs) will face Monroe, Louisiana’s Robert Hill (1-1).
Opening the FOX Sports 1 telecast is Cleveland super middleweight Terrell Gausha (9-2, 3 KOs) who has impressed fight fans since his appearance in the 2012 London Games, winning four consecutive bouts, two by knockout. Now looking forward to his debut in the Big Apple, the 25-year-old will be pushed to the limits in a six-round bout against hard-hitting Austin Marcum (5-3, 3 KOs) of Logan, West Virginia.
Bronx junior lightweight Emmanuel Gonzalez (11-0, 7 KOs) is a popular young fighter in the New York area, making him the perfect fighter to open up the event this Monday. Coming off of an eight-round win over then 6-1 prospect Chazz McDowell in July, the 25-year-old Gonzalez will have plenty of support at the Best Buy Theater when he faces Mobile, Alabama’s Michael Doyle (2-3, 1 KO) in a four-round bout.
Best remembered by local fight fans for his classic 2011 New York Golden Gloves bout with Jose Davila, Brooklyn welterweight Gary “Buddah” Beriguette (1-0, 1 KO) got his pro career off to a rousing start with a third round technical knockout victory of Carlos Nieves on June 29. But before the 24-year-old can nab win number two, he’ll have to get by 26-year-old New York City product Kamal Muhammad (0-1) in a four-round bout which will also air on FOX Sports 1 time permitting.
Jacobs vs. Lorenzo is presented by Golden Boy Promotions. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. ET with the first bell sounding at 7:45 p.m. ET. The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes broadcast will air live at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
Tickets are $125, $60 and $35, plus applicable taxes, fees and service charges, are on sale at the Best Buy Theater Box Office between 12:00 p.m. ET and 6:00 p.m. ET.