Uzcategui Defends Super Middleweight Title Against Unbeaten Plant in PBC on FS1 & FOX Deportes Main Event from Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles Broadcast Begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT Featuring Unbeaten Brandon Figueroa Battling Moises Flores, Plus Sensational Prospect Joey Spencer
LOS ANGELES (January 8, 2019) - Fighters competing on Sunday's Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes event shared their New Year's resolutions for both inside and outside of the ring before they kick the year off on January 13 live from Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles.
Televised coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and is headlined by IBF Super Middleweight World Champion Jose Uzcategui defending his title against unbeaten contender Caleb Plant. Both men recognized the importance of this fight for achieving what they hope for in 2019 and beyond.
"I'm 100 percent focused on Caleb Plant, but my New Year's resolution is to unify the 168-pound division," said Uzcategui. "When I'm not working on that goal, I just want to spend as much time with my family as possible."
"My New Year's resolution in 2019 in the ring is to definitely win the world title," said Plant. "First things first, I have to get that strap and then we'll move on to bigger and better things. Outside of the ring it would be to get a house, then just go from there."
Televised action on FS1 and FOX Deportes will also see rising contender Brandon Figueroa take on former title challenger Moises Flores in super bantamweight action. Nearing a world title shot, Figueroa will face a tough test in Flores, who is motivated to again compete for a belt.
"I'm looking to make 2019 the year I become a world champion," said Figueroa. "This is going to be a tough fight, but I think I'm going to be the stronger man in the ring that night. I also want to use this talent I've been given to help people in need. My resolution is to be a good role model for kids and contribute as much as I can to my community."
"Last year had a lot of ups and downs, but I'm looking forward to becoming a world champion and making a title defense in 2019," said Flores. "I'm very thankful for everything I have. Outside of the ring my resolution is to open a seafood restaurant and buy a house for my family this year."
The broadcast will also feature sensational 18-year-old prospect Joey Spencer, who burst onto the scene last year after turning pro following a stellar amateur career. He racked up five knockout wins and will look to continue his rise in the new year.
"I'm planning on fighting five times this year so my resolution is to go 5-0, with five knockouts," said Spencer. "I just want to keep getting better all-around as a fighter this year and I know that people will see my progression.
"I usually don't make resolutions, but when I do have a little time away from the gym, one good vacation with the family would be great."
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions and Zanfer Promotions, start at $50, are on sale now and can be purchased at AXS.com.
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ABOUT PBC ON FS1 & FOX DEPORTES: UZCATEGUI VS. PLANT
Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes is headlined by IBF Super Middleweight World Champion Jose Uzcategui taking on unbeaten Caleb Plant in the main event. Coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and will also see unbeaten featherweight Brandon Figueroa battling Moises Flores and sensational prospect Joey Spencer entering the ring.
That show is preceded by PBC Prelims on FS1 and FOX Deportes beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT that will see the return of former world champion and pound-for-pound contender Guillermo Rigondeaux against Giovanni Delgado and hard-hitting 2016 Mexican Olympian Lindolfo Delgado in an eight-round super lightweight fight.
Fans can live stream the fights on the FOX Sports app, available in English or Spanish through the FOX or FOX Deportes feeds. The fights are available on desktop at FOXSports.com and through the app store, or connected devices including Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Xbox One and Roku.
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