Former world champion Juan Carlos Payano (18-1, 9 KOs) will face Alexis Santiago (21-4-1, 8 KOs) in a
10-round bantamweight matchup that headlines Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on
FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes August 22, 2017. at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT from Sam’s Town
Live in Las Vegas and presented by Mayweather Promotions and leading up to the Mayweather vs.
McGregor showdown on Saturday.
Payano versus Santiago replaces the previously announced main event that featured a lightweight match
between Mickey Bey and Anthony Peterson that was cancelled after Bey was injured in training.
The August 22 show will also feature a showdown between once-beaten lightweights Jamel Herring
(16-1, 9 KOs) and Ladarius Miller (13-1, 4 KOs), who will meet in a 10-round match.
Juan Carlos Payano vs Alexis Santiago
Bantamweight, Scheduled 10RDS
Date: August 22, 2017
Time: 9pm ET / 6pm PT on FS1
Venue: Sam’s Town Hotel Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Jamel Herring vs Ladarius Miller
Lightweight, Scheduled 10RDS
Ishe Smith vs Paul Valenzuela Jr
Middleweight, Scheduled 10RDS
“I am excited to be back in the ring and on the way back to the top,” said Payano. “I don’t plan to
allow anything to derail me from being champion again. I’m ready to put on a great performance and
get the big fights that I want. I’m looking forward to once again reigning supreme in this division.
I’m never in a boring fight so you won’t want to miss it on August 22!”
“I’ve been staying steady with training camp and everything has been really smooth,” said Santiago.
“After my last fight I took a few months off to let my body heal and I feel much better going into
this fight. My opponent is tough and aggressive. He’s a former world champion but I feel that I have
what it takes to win. This fight is happening during the biggest fight week in boxing and I couldn’t
be happier. I’m just staying focused on doing what I have to do to get in the ring and get that win.”