The March 7 bouts at MGM Grand in Las Vegas will include a welterweight match between unbeaten Keith Thurman (24-0, 21 knockouts) and Robert Guerrero (32-2-1, 18 KOs), a former lightweight and super-featherweight world champion from Gilroy who lost to
Guerrero last fought in June and was left with a swollen eye after engaging in a toe-to-toe battle at StubHub Center in Carson against Japan's Yoshihiro Kamegai -- an outcome that doesn't bode well with the meeting against power-punching Thurman looming.
Also on March 7, former junior-welterweight champion Adrien Broner will fight Covina's John Molina in a 140-pound bout.
The April 11 bout will be a World Boxing Council/World Boxing Assn./International Boxing Federation junior-welterweight title defense by world champion Garcia (29-0) against former champion Lamont Peterson (33-2-1, 17 KOs).
The April 11 date is expected to be fought in New York.
The NBC deal is a powerful stroke by Haymon, best known as unbeaten Mayweather's manager.
Recently, he has noticeably fortified his stable of fighters, adding Guerrero, Southland product and former three-division world champion Abner Mares, Molina and Riverside's Josesito Lopez to a strong base that also includes Garcia, former welterweight champion Marcos Maidana and Los Angeles' super-bantamweight world champion Leo Santa Cruz.
On Friday, a settlement was reached in a lawsuit filed by Los Angeles-based Golden Boy Promotions against the company's former CEO Richard Schaefer.
The deal separated several Haymon fighters, including Mares and Maidana, from Golden Boy.