Erickson Lubin, a junior middleweight from Orlando, Florida, who is one of the premier blue-chip prospects in boxing, will headline a card for the first time.
The 20-year-old Lubin will take on Jose De Jesus Macias (18-4-2, 9 KOs) in a scheduled 10-round bout on Jan. 31 in the main event of a Premier Boxing Champions card (Bounce TV, 9 p.m. ET) at the Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee in Immokalee, Florida, PBC announced on Tuesday.
"I am excited and ready to shine in my first main event," Lubin said. "It means a lot to headline in my home state of Florida. The whole crowd will be on my side and they will expect a lot. I am going to have a big 2016. I am training hard, staying focused, and I want to make sure the whole world knows who Erickson Lubin is."
Lubin (13-0, 10 KOs) won all five of his fights in 2015 and was ranked seventh on ESPN.com's top 20 prospects list at the end of the year.
De Jesus Macias, 23, of Mexico, is looking to bounce back from a 10-round split decision loss in his last fight, in October, to Alejandro Barrera.
"I'm very happy to be part of this show and to be featured in the main event," De Jesus Macias said. "Training camp has been excellent and I will have to give 100 percent in the ring against Erickson Lubin. I will have to move a lot and get inside and have a tight defense so I don't get hit by one of Lubin's bombs."
In the eight-round co-feature, welterweight Alex De Jesus (21-1, 13 KOs), 32, a 2004 Puerto Rican Olympian who was out of the ring from 2010 to 2015 because of a prison term, will take Joseph Elegele (14-2, 10 KOs), 31, of Winter Haven, Florida.