The newly topped Ring/unified 154-pound champ has many choices for important fights.
Showtime Boxing revealed a 9 date summer time scheduled that features not less than 13 bouts, amongst them seven world title fights, one among which will likely be for an undisputed championship.
The premium cable channel will air two occasions a month from Could via August, with one other present scheduled in September.
The most important combat on the schedule would seem like a matchup between WBC/WBA/IBF junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo (34-1, 18 knockouts) in opposition to WBO titleholder Brian Castano (17-0-1, 12 KOs) for the undisputed junior middleweight championship on July 17. The winner can be the primary to be acknowledged as undisputed champion at 154 kilos since Winky Wright did so in 2004 after defeating Shane Mosley, and can be the primary to unify all 4 belts which might be at the moment acknowledged as main championships.
The listing of four-belt undisputed champions is restricted, given the comparatively quick historical past of the WBO being acknowledged as a serious title, and the problem of going through different champions whereas navigating a number of obligatory challenger obligations. That listing on the boys’s facet contains Terence Crawford, Bernard Hopkins, Jermain Taylor and Aleksandr Usyk.
Additionally slated for schedule is Jermell’s twin brother, Jermall Charlo, who defends his WBC middleweight title on June 19 in opposition to Juan Montiel.
The schedule kicks of on Could 15, with a WBC tremendous bantamweight title between Luis Nery and Brandon Figueroa, with Danny Roman returning to motion in opposition to Ricardo Espinoza Franco, and Xavier Martinez going through Abraham Montoya. Two weeks later, Nordine Oubaali makes his long-delayed obligatory WBC bantamweight title protection in opposition to Nonito Donaire Jr. on Could 29 with an IBF junior welterweight eliminator between Subriel Matias and Batyrzhan Jukembayev within the co-featured slot.
Per week after Charlo-Montiel, the one pay-per-view occasion of the schedule takes place on June 26 when Gervonta Davis meets Mario Barrios, with Erickson Lubin going through former junior middleweight champion Jeison Rosario in a supporting bout.
Chris Colbert will take his greatest step-up thus far on July 3 when he faces Yuriorkis Gamboa in a junior light-weight bout.
On August 14, John Riel Casimero defends his WBO bantamweight title in opposition to Guillermo Rigondeaux, after which David Benavidez meets Jose Uzcategui in a WBC tremendous middleweight eliminator.
The volley of dates comes full circle when WBO junior featherweight titleholder Stephen Fulton Jr. meets the Nery-Figueroa winner in a 122-pound unification showdown.