WBC Middleweight World Champion Charlo Faces Exhausting-Hitting Montiel in Particular Juneteenth Day Celebration Saturday, June 19 Headlining a Premier Boxing Champions Occasion Stay on SHOWTIME®

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HOUSTON – Could 18, 2021 – Unbeaten WBC Middleweight World Champion Jermall Charlo and hard-hitting 160-pound contender Juan Macías Montiel met face-to-face for the primary time Tuesday throughout a kick-off press convention as they preview the primary occasion of a particular Juneteenth Day celebration in Charlo’s hometown of Houston Saturday, June 19 at Toyota Middle headlining a Premier Boxing Champions occasion stay on SHOWTIME.

Charlo has established himself as a drive in two divisions and can search to thrill his hometown crowd towards Mexico’s Montiel in a first-of-its-kind Juneteenth Day boxing celebration. Charlo will battle in Houston for the fourth time as a professional and look to maintain his undefeated file intact towards the upset-minded Montiel.

SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING will start at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and have rising light-weight contender Isaac Cruz battling former world champion Francisco Vargas within the 10-round co-main occasion. Kicking off the telecast, former world champion Angelo Leo returns to tackle Mexican contender Aaron Alameda in a 10-round tremendous bantamweight bout.

Here’s what Charlo, Montiel and their trainers needed to say Tuesday:


“June 19, it’s going to be fireworks. A parade. A celebration. Me and Ronnie Shields get an opportunity to do it once more. I’m working arduous. I used to be working arduous earlier than I even knew who Montiel was. This time, you get an opportunity to see all of the arduous work I’ve put in for therefore a few years. It’s a dream come true to have the ability to battle in my metropolis and I get an opportunity to do it with a crowd. Tune in and get your tickets as a result of it’s going to be an amazing night time of boxing.

“There’s no higher day to battle than Juneteenth. It’s a celebration for me and my folks and I get to characterize them and carry them on my again. To have the ability to do it for my metropolis proper right here on the Toyota Middle – it’s going to be a tremendous night time of boxing.

“Montiel is fearless. He’s a fighter that I feel deserves an opportunity. At this level, he understands the place he’s at. This can be a massive battle. Lots of people might not know who Montiel is, identical to I didn’t, however he’s a powerful fighter. The folks wish to see me get examined, proper? I wish to see these massive fights, too. In a matter of time, they’ll come. However Montiel must be an excellent battle.

“I’m going to whoop his ass. He doesn’t stand an opportunity. They’re all assured. I received the belt. The belt ain’t going nowhere. Toyota Middle, prepare. It’s going to be fireworks June 19. He will be as assured as he desires, however after we get in there he’s going to need to determine it out.

“I’m able to battle one of the best on the earth. I’m one of the best on the earth and I’m not going to let this man over right here cease me. The belt just isn’t going nowhere. The belt is staying proper right here in ‘H City.’ There’s nothing he might do about it. Nothing. It’s my belt. It’s my legacy. You’ll discover out June 19.

“A fighter like Montiel is difficult to go in there and get the job performed actual clear and swiftly as a result of if I look dangerous towards a man like this, they’ll take away from what I did within the Derevyanchenko battle. However, sure, to this point, Derevyanchenko was one among my hardest fights, however I made good work of it and onto the subsequent one.

“I received the belt. Champions battle champions. We unify. But when not, we’re not simply going to take a seat again. These guys which have the belt like Triple G, Canelo and Andrade – the belts are on the market so ultimately it would occur. I’m not in a rush. I’m younger. I’m nonetheless having enjoyable. I’m having fun with what I do greatest.

“If Triple G desires this WBC belt, I’ve it. It’s over right here, it’s open. I’m able to battle.”


“We’re targeted on getting ready in addition to doable. This can be a as soon as in a lifetime alternative and we’re taking it as such with quite a lot of dedication and self-discipline. We’re able to placed on an amazing present on June 19.

“That is the battle I all the time dreamed of. I’m all about difficult myself and preventing towards one of the best of one of the best. I’ve been coaching arduous and I imagine in myself. I will probably be prepared to come back out and win.

“We’re preventing in Houston as a result of I don’t assume that I’m able to decide on or dictate something proper now. I’ll battle wherever so as to make my dream of turning into a champion come true. If we now have to battle on the moon, then let’s battle on the moon.

“I imagine that energy is the nice equalizer, a legit benefit in boxing, since it might probably change the fortunes of any fighter contained in the ring. I think about my energy a bonus in my favor.

“I’ve fought and ready so arduous for the chance to go and get this championship belt. I’ve performed issues the proper method, there isn’t any cause for issues to go flawed. As I stated beforehand, I’m not able to decide on the place to battle. I simply need to preserve coaching arduous like I’ve since I used to be 4 years outdated.

“I’m comfortable that there will probably be followers within the stands. I don’t really feel any strain, as a result of it’s all about Latin satisfaction and help and that motivates me.

“I feel Charlo is a superb fighter, tremendous proficient and the world champion for a cause. I’ve been getting ready my entire life for this.

“I don’t assume that each one Mexicans simply go on assault mode by default, you additionally need to be sensible and assume issues by means of relying on how the battle goes.”


“Jermall Charlo has labored his butt off within the fitness center and he continues to try this. To defend your title in your yard, in your hometown, that’s a really particular factor. Not solely is it going to be particular due to that, it’s going to be particular as a result of Juneteenth is a really big day for all African Individuals within the state of Texas. We’re wanting ahead to an amazing battle. Montiel is a extremely nice fighter and we all know we are able to’t underestimate anyone. We’re going to be in one of the best situation we’ve ever been in each time we battle and we’re going to proceed to try this. We’re wanting ahead to having all people come out for this nice celebration.

“I feel lots of people had been shocked how simply Jermall beat Sergey Derevyanchenko. He was the No. 1 contender. He was the obligatory protection. He gave Triple G issues. He gave Danny Jacobs issues. And Jermall beat him.”


“Coaching camp is an ongoing course of. Issues are going swimmingly, identical to we wished them to. We’re very comfortable and so glad folks have welcomed us right here in Houston with open arms.

“I’m hoping for Montiel to be in his greatest bodily, psychological and emotional form to come back out with a win on June 19. Our largest benefit proper now’s that we’re already settled in right here in the USA, freed from the distractions and temptations we would have again house in Mexico.

“I feel {that a} victory of this magnitude would make Montiel the face of Mexican boxing, rubbing elbows with the Canelos of the world. Life would change in a single day for him.”


“We welcome SHOWTIME and our mates from Premier Boxing Champions again to Toyota Middle. We’ve got an amazing historical past of internet hosting fight sports activities on this fantastic enviornment. We’re actually enthusiastic about what Jermall Charlo and Juan Macías Montiel are going to deliver to the Toyota Middle on June 19. Tickets are on sale now at and we’re wanting ahead to an amazing night time as we deliver again stay occasions to this market. We are able to do it efficiently and safely and we wish to see all people come and see an amazing championship boxing match.”


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