NATIONAL HARBOR: PBC Fight Night will air on FOX Deportes and FS1 on Saturday, November 2 from MGM National Harbor in Maryland. The action begins at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT. Tickets for the event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, go on sale Thursday, September 26 at 12 p.m. ET and can be purchased by visiting www.mgmnationalharbor.com/.
In the main event, undefeated former champion Brian Carlos Castaño will take on veteran contender Wale “Lucky Boy” Omotoso in a 10-round super welterweight showdown. In the co-main event, features former world champions Javier “El Abejón” Fortuna and Jesús Andrés Cuellar will collide in a 10-round super featherweight showdown.
The 29-year-old Castaño (15-0-1, 11 KOs) fighting out of Buenos Aires, Argentina, won the interim WBA Super Welterweight Championship with a sixth-round KO victory over Emmanuel de Jesus in 2016 and successfully defended that title against Michel Soro before being elevated to the regular champion when he stopped Cedric Vitu in 2018. Castaño recently fought to a split-draw against current WBA Super Welterweight champion Erislandy Lara on March 2.
The 34-year-old “Lucky Boy” Omotoso (28-4, 22 KOs) was born in Lagos, Nigeria and now lives in Los Angeles. He recently scored a dominant knockout over longtime contender Curtis Stevens on FOX in August, in just his third fight at 154-pounds. A veteran who has gone the distance against then unbeaten fighters in his only four defeats, Omotoso will look to put himself in position to fight for a world title with a career-best win on November 2.
The 30-year-old Fortuna (34-2-1, 23 KOs) is coming off a unanimous decision victory over veteran contender Sharif Bogere on Feb. 9. Fortuna won a featherweight world championship with a unanimous decision over Bryan Vasquez in 2015 before losing the title in 2016 against Jason Sosa. Originally from La Romana, Dominican Republic and now living in Braintree, Massachusetts, Fortuna enters this fight the winner of five of his last six contests.
Cuellar (29-3, 22 KOs), who also hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina like Castaño, won an interim featherweight title by defeating Claudio Marrero in 2013 and defended it three times before being elevated to world champion with a knockout victory over Vic Darchinyan in 2015. He dropped the title the next year with a split decision loss to Abner Mares and before moving up in weight and losing in a super featherweight championship match against Gervonta Davis in 2017. The 33-year-old Cuellar is seeking to get back into the world title picture after most recently scoring a knockout victory over Carlos Padilla on March 9.
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