Names Announced for Televised Opener on Spike Live from Beau Rivage

Light Heavyweights Thomas Williams and Humbberto Savigne will meet in opening clash

Light heavyweights Thomas “Top Dog” Williams (18-1, 12 KOs) and Humberto Savigne (12-2, 9 KOs) will meet in a 10-round clash to open up Premier Boxing Champions on Spike, Friday, Nov. 13 from Beau Rivage Resort & Casino on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, with televised coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.
 
“I feel completely rejuvenated heading into this fight,” said Williams. “I’ve been able to get back to the things I’ve done in camp since early in my career and I’m excited for Nov. 13. I have seen my opponent and I’m planning on picking him apart. I will be victorious when I leave the ring.”
 
“I’m feeling one-hundred percent and have had a great training camp,” said Savigne.  “I'm working hard and come Nov. 13, it's going to be a dominant Humberto Savigne. I don't want to make any predictions, but I'm coming for the victory."
 
At 28-years-old, Williams is looking to take out another tough contender on his road to title contention. The Fort Washington, Maryland-born fighter owns victories over Enrique Ornela, Cornelius White and Yusaf Mack throughout his career. He dominated Michael Gbenga on his way to earning a unanimous decision in December 2014.
 
Savigne, a Cuban native now fighting out of Miami, won a gold medal at the 1999 Pan American Games and the 2000 Cuban National Championships. He has beaten Jeff Lacy, Maxell Taylor and previously unbeaten fighters Jackson Junior and Quinton Rankin since turning pro in 2009.
 
The PBC on Spike main event pits light heavyweight contender Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (27-1, 18 KOs) against undefeated Michael Seals (19-0, 14 KOs) in a 10-round affair.
 
Tickets for the event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, are priced at $62.95, $48.95, $34.95 and $20.95, plus tax and service charges. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Beau Rivage Theatre box office, at ticketmaster.com,
 or by calling (888) 566-7469.   Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and first bout starts at 5:05 p.m.
 
For more information visit www.premierboxingchampions.com and www.spike.com/shows/premier-boxing-champions, follow on Twitter @PremierBoxing, @LaBombaBoxing, @LouDiBella, @SpikeTV and @SpikeSports and become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PremierBoxing, www.Facebook.com/DiBellaEntertainment and www.Facebook.com/Spike. Highlights available to embed at www.youtube.com/premierboxingchampions.
 
CONTACTS:
Swanson Communications: (202) 783-5500
Michael Donahue, Premier Boxing Champions: (630) 441-8080
Kevin Rooney, DiBella Entertainment: (212) 947-2577
David Schwarz, Spike TV: (212) 767-8639
Mary Cracchiolo Spain, MGM Resorts International/Beau Rivage, (228) 547-8473
Credentials: www.magnamedia.com
 

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