Plus! Unbeaten Light-weight Contender Michel Rivera Duels Jerry Pérez & Undefeated Heavyweight Gurgen Hovhannisyan Takes On New York’s Michael Coffie on Telecast Starting at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT

Prelims Precede the Return of Former Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder As He Faces Robert Helenius in Major Occasion of a FOX Sports activities PBC Pay-Per-View Starting at

9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

BROOKLYN – October 11, 2022 – Thrilling rising prospect Vito Mielnicki Jr. will return to motion going through Limberth Ponce in an 8/10-round tremendous welterweight showdown that headlines PBC Prelims on FS2 and FOX Deportes this Saturday, October 15 from Barclays Heart in Brooklyn.

The FS2 telecast begins at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT and in addition options unbeaten prime light-weight contender Michel Rivera battling California’s Jerry Pérez in an eight-round matchup, and undefeated heavyweight Gurgen Hovhannisyan in an eight-round showdown towards Bronx-native Michael Coffie that kicks off the telecast.

Prelims will precede a FOX Sports activities PBC Pay-Per-View occasion at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT headlined by the return of boxing celebrity and former longtime heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder as he takes on hard-hitting Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius in a WBC Heavyweight Title Eliminator.
Tickets for the occasion, which is promoted by BombZquad Promotions and TGB Promotions, are on sale now and could be bought by means of seatgeek.com and barclayscenter.com. Tickets are additionally obtainable for buy in-person on the American Specific Field Workplace at Barclays Heart.

Representing Roseland, New Jersey, Mielnicki (12-1, 8 KOs) returns to battle at Barclays Heart for the second-straight battle after stopping Jimmy Williams in six-rounds in July. The 20-year-old will look so as to add a 3rd victory to his 2022 report, after kicking the 12 months off with a unanimous determination over Dan Karpency in April. Mielnicki first turned heads throughout his distinctive beginner profession the place he compiled a 147-22 report and was named the Most Excellent Boxer of the 2011 Junior Nationwide Golden Gloves, amongst many accolades earlier than turning professional.

Born in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico, Ponce (19-5, 11 KOs) fights out of Rock Island, Illinois all through his professional profession that dates again to 2012. The 31-year-old gained eight of 9 fights earlier than dropping a December 2021 bout towards unbeaten Joey Spencer. Most just lately, Ponce scored a unanimous determination over Ramiro Hernandez in Could.

Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and now preventing out of Miami, Fla. Rivera (23-0, 14 KOs) burst onto the scene in 2019, making his U.S. debut with a victory over Rene Tellez Giron. The 24-year-old continued his ascent with 5 extra victories in 2020 and 2021 together with knockouts of Jon Fernandez and Anthony Mercado. Most just lately Rivera dominated the beforehand unbeaten Joseph Adorno on his approach to a unanimous determination in March.

Skilled alongside four-division champion Leo Santa Cruz and his household, Pérez (14-1, 11 KOs) bounced again from an April 2021 defeat towards prime light-weight contender Frank Martin by knocking out Erick Lanzas Jr. in Could. The 29-year-old from Oak Hills, California had put collectively a three-fight knockout streak heading into the Martin battle, which included a 2020 KO of then once-beaten Joshua Zuniga.

The 24-year-old Hovhannisyan (3-0, 3 KOs) has delivered three consecutive knockouts since turning professional in September 2021. Initially from Yerevan, Armenia, he now fights out of Los Angeles as he appears to be like to bolster his heavyweight resume. Most just lately, Hovhannisyan blasted out Jesse Bryan on his approach to a second spherical knockout in Could.

Coffie (13-2, 10 KOs) hopes to proceed his climb again to rivalry after back-to-back defeats to Jonny Rice in July 2021 and January of this 12 months. A Marine Corps veteran who picked up boxing after getting back from abroad, Coffie shortly impressed in beginner tournaments sufficient to earn sparring assignments with Deontay Wilder and Adam Kownacki. He was born within the Bronx, however now trains in Orlando, Florida and most just lately knocked out Fulgencio Zuniga in July.

The non-televised undercard lineup will embody unbeaten tremendous bantamweight prospects Michael Angeletti (6-0, 5 KOs) and Jeremy Adorno (7-0, 3 KOs) in a six-round showdown, welterweight prospect Keeshawn Williams (9-1-1, 2 KOs) in a six-round matchup towards Julio Rosa (5-1, 2 KOs), Cuban heavyweight Geovany Bruzón (7-1, 6 KOs) battling the unbeaten James Evans Jr. (4-0-1, 6 KOs) in a 4/six spherical bout and unbeaten tremendous bantamweight prospect Miguel Román (2-0) taking up fellow unbeaten José Negrete (2-0, 2 KOs).




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