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Gaballo to make Premier Boxing Champions debut vs. Vargas

Former WBA Interim bantamweight champion Raymart Gaballo will make his debut under Al Haymon's Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) against Yeison Vargas of Cartagena, Colombia on August 31 in the U.S.

The undefeated Gaballo said he is relishing the chance to fight Vargas, who has a good knockout rate, in the undercard of the Lara vs. Alvarez fight.

"I want to show the world what I got. I want to return the trust and support of my team by winning in the most impressive fashion," he said. "My opponent is a dangerous pick but that makes it even more exciting. I have worked so hard in my camp and I want to harvest the fruits of my labor by bringing home the win."

Gaballo has been training in the U.S. with Cuban head coach Moro Fernandez.

His manager and Sanman CEO Jim Claude Manangquil promised that a emphatic win by Gaballo would lead him to a bigger fight and a shot at a title.

"We are doing our best to arrange a title fight for Gaballo much more if he beats Vargas with an exclamation point," said Manangquil. "We are all excited. He worked so hard for this and we wish him the best. We want to thank Senator Manny Pacquiao, Sean Gibbons and PBC for giving this opportunity."