Heavyweights Mansour, Washington set to square off

Heavyweight Amir Mansour is ready to take on Gerald Washington at a PBC card on Oct. 13. George Jimenez/EDPimages.com

The big men will take center stage on a Premier Boxing Champions card on Oct. 13 (Fox Sports 1/Fox Deportes) at the Little Creek Resort Casino in Shelton, Washington.

Heavyweight Gerald Washington (16-0, 11 KOs), a football player before turning to boxing, will take on big hitter Amir Mansour (21-1, 16 KOs) in a potentially explosive fight.

"Gerald Washington has not even come close to fighting someone of my caliber,” said Mansour. “He has zero advantage except for height, and I'm experienced enough to take that away. The match against me is going to introduce Washington to an entirely new world of fighting, and I'm sure he isn't prepared for this type of fight."

Mansour, 43, of Wilmington, Delaware, has won two fights in a row since a decision loss to contender Steve Cunningham in a bruising battle in April 2014.

"I'm looking forward to stepping into the ring with Amir Mansour," said Washington, 33, of San Jose, California. "This is my time to make a statement. I will make an example of Amir Mansour to let the heavyweight division know that there's a new sheriff in town. No more Mr. Nice Guy. It's time for me to bring the pain.”

Heavyweight Michael Hunter (9-0, 6 KOs), 27, of Las Vegas, and light heavyweight banger Ahmed Elbiali (12-0, 11 KOs), 24, who is from Egypt and living in Miami, will also be on the card in separate bouts against opponents to be determined.