Jermall and Jermell Charlo will make their first appearance inside the squared circle this year when the pair return on September 26. The twin brothers will headline a massive Showtime/PBC pay-per-view event, which will take place behind closed doors inside Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
The double-header event will feature two main-events and four co-features. The two main events will be; Jermell Charlo (33-1, 17 KO) vs. Jeison Rosario (20-1-1, 14 KO) in a WBC, WBA and IBF super-middleweight unification bout; and Jermall Charlo (30-0, 22 KO) vs. Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-2, 10 KO) for the WBC Middleweight World Championship.
The two co-features for the Charlo-Rosario clash will be; Mario Barrios (25-0, 16 KO) vs. Ryan Karl (18-2, 11 KO) for the WBA Super Lightweight World Championship; and a super bantamweight bout between Daniel Roman (26-3-1, 10 KO) and an as yet unconfirmed opponent.
The Charlo-Derevyanchenko co-features are; Brandon Figueroa (20-0-1, 15 KO) vs. Damien Vasquez (15-1-1, 7 KO) for the WBA Super Bantamweight World Championship; and Diego Magdaleno (32-3, 13 KO) vs. Isaac Cruz (19-1-1, 14 KO) in an IBF lightweight title eliminator bout.
“We will show everyone on September 26 that we’re the future of boxing. We’re going to let everyone in the world see the great things that me and my twin brother have done for the sport. Of course, the pandemic made us separate a lot of things in our routine and do things slightly differently. But I also can work out here at home so it hasn’t been too tough for me to stay sharp,” Jermall said at today’s Showtime press conference.
“We haven’t decided who’s going to fight first, but we’re just so excited to be headlining these separate PPV cards. Me and my twin brother have something big in store for everyone on September 26.”
It would be fair to say that this lineup will attract plenty of attention from boxing fans and could do huge numbers at the box-office.
“Jermall and Jermell have always said they want to do big events, historical events, unprecedented events that are unlike any other and that’s what this is,” Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza said.
“You would have to go back to those marathon Don King pay-per-views of the 80’s where you would have this many title fights on one card, and even on those fights 30 or 40 years ago, you didn’t see the array of talent that we’re getting on September 26. Four world title fights, a unification fight, Jermell, Jermall taking arguably the toughest fights of their careers on the biggest stage. It is sort of the crown jewel in the schedule right now.”
Top Rank may have got the ball rolling with their summer series, but Showtime and PBC look to have restarted the PPV market.
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