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Perez vs. Forbes highlights first Golden Boy Boxing Series event at BB&T Center Saturday

Junior welterweights Johan Perez and Steve “Two Pounds” Forbes will square off Saturday night in the premier fight of the first Golden Boy Boxing Series event at BB&T Center, with three more boxing events coming in the next 12 months.

The bout between the Venezuelan Perez and former World Champion Forbes is scheduled for 10 rounds.

“Hopefully it’ll be a one-sided fight,” Forbes told reporters at Friday’s weigh-in, at which former Heavyweight World Champion Evander Holyfield was a special guest. “I think it’ll be good for a few rounds and then my experience will take over.

The fights on the undercard, which will start at 7 p.m., a half hour after doors open for the...