Super Middleweight Contenders Marcos Hernandez vs.
Alantez Fox Headlines Dec. 26 From Los Angeles
Super middleweight contenders Marcos “Madman” Hernandez and
Alantez Fox will meet in a 10-round showdown headlining FS1
PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes this Saturday, December
26 from Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles.
The telecast begins at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT and features
undefeated super bantamweight prospect Chavez Barrientes
dueling Paul Carroll in a four or six-round special feature,
plus unbeaten Radzhab Butaev faces fellow unbeaten Terry
Chatwood in a welterweight fight to kick off the telecast.
FS1 PBC Fight Night precedes the FOX PBC Fight Night
broadcast that begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and is
headlined by unbeaten interim WBA Super Middleweight
Champion David O. Morrell Jr. challenging Mike Gavronski in
a 12-round duel.
The event will be promoted by TGB Promotions and will take
place without fans in attendance at the Shrine Auditorium
and Expo Hall, an AEG venue, in downtown Los Angeles.
Fighting out of Fresno, California, Hernandez (14-3-1, 3
KOs) has faced excellent competition in his career, battling
a litany of tough fellow rising contenders. The 27-year-old
Hernandez has twice faced former unified super welterweight
champion Jeison Rosario, fighting to a draw in their first
meeting before losing the rematch. He most recently lost a
decision to Kevin Newman in November 2019, a rematch of a
fight Hernandez won in 2017. He has taken down then unbeaten
fighters in Newman and Thomas Hill in 2016.
The 28-year-old Fox (26-2-1, 12 KOs) was unbeaten in his
first 23 fights, moving his way up the middleweight division
until dropping a 2017 battle by decision to unbeaten
champion Demetrius Andrade. Fighting out of Upper Marlboro,
Maryland, Fox rebounded with three-straight victories before
losing in the U.K. to Liam Williams in December 2019. Most
recently, Fox debuted at the full super middleweight limit
against Habib Ahmed in a fight that was ruled a no-contest
Barrientes (4-0, 3 KOs) and his twin brother and fellow
prospect Ángel were born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and moved to
Las Vegas when they were two-years-old. Barrientes and his
brother were first introduced to the sport by their father
Richard at an early age, with their interest and skill
eventually prompting him to open his own gym. Barrientes’
U.S. debut came on the same show as his brother in October
as he won a decision over Ivan Varela.
The South Carolina-native Carroll (4-1, 4 KOs) enters this
fight with three-straight stoppage victories, having most
recently won by TKO over Jayvonne O’Neal in February
following two knockouts in 2019. Carroll turned pro in June
2017 with a knockout of Shaquille Harris.
A prolific amateur in his native Khasavyurt, Russia, Butaev
(12-0, 9 KOs) now fights out of Brooklyn. The 27-year-old
turned pro in 2016 and quickly began moving up the rankings,
beating veterans Lanardo Tyner and Silverio Ortiz in 2019.
Butaev’s last outing saw him drop a close decision for a
vacant WBA welterweight title to Alexander Besputin, which
was eventually ruled a no contest after Besputin tested
positive for performance enhancers.
Chatwood (9-0-1, 5 KOs) added two victories to his ledger in
2019, stopping James Blake Franklin in April before
defeating Juan Ocura in August. The Little Rock, Arkansas
native returns to action looking to keep his unbeaten record
intact since turning pro in 2016. Chatwood has won seven
consecutive fights since a split-draw in 2016.