Charlo brothers toss coin for top billing, ex-Joshua foe returns Dec 22
Twin brothers and world champions Jermall Charlo and Jermell Charlo will kick off the new season of Premier Boxing Champions.
The pair will feature on FOX and FOX Deportes live in primetime on Saturday, December 22 at Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™.
The Charlos are two of the hottest young rising stars in boxing today and they made history in 2016 when they became the first twin boxers to ever hold titles simultaneously in the same weight class.
Jermall Charlo will defend his WBC interim middleweight title against top-rated contender Willie Monroe Jr. While Jermell Charlo makes the fourth defense of his WBC super welterweight championship against hard-hitting former title challenger Tony Harrison.
Jermall’s fight will serve as the main event of the show after he won the coin toss at today’s press conference to determine which Charlo twin will close the show.
The exciting night of action will also see WBC mandatory challenger and 2012 U.S. Olympian Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale battle Carlos Negron, who was a member of the Puerto Rican boxing team at the 2008 Bejing Olympics.
Breazeale faces Negron in a 10-round heavyweight attraction that opens the FOX and FOX Deportes broadcast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
“The Charlo twins at the top of a boxing card always brings excitement and entertainment,” said Tom Brown, President of TGB Promotions.
“In recent memory. there haven’t been any twin world champion boxers to have the ring presence of the Charlos.
“Jermall will be tested by the slick southpaw skills of Willie Monroe, Jr. Jermell will face a tough challenge from Tony Harrison, who also has his eye on winning a world championship.
“Heavyweight Dominic Breazeale is a throw-back battler who is never out of any fight. But he’ll have his hands full against Carlos Negron, who has an Olympic pedigree.
“It’s going to be a special night for those at Barclays Center. And those tuning into the primetime broadcast on FOX and FOX Deportes.”
“FOX Sports is excited to be kicking off this new deal with the PBC on Saturday, December 22 with these exceptional fights,” said Mark Silverman, President, National Networks, FOX Sports.
“Over the next four years, we’re looking forward to highlighting the PBC’s stellar lineup of boxers and telling their amazing stories.”
“It’s fitting for Barclays Center to close out its strong year of BROOKLYN BOXING programming with a major fight night televised in primetime on FOX,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of BSE Global.
“As a twin myself, I understand how special it is to achieve career milestones alongside your brother. I am looking forward to seeing Jermell and Jermall bring their unique brand of excitement to boxing fans in Brooklyn.
“With the inclusion of a top heavyweight bout in Breazeale vs. Negron. The card will deliver on the BROOKLYN BOXING guarantee of competitive matchups, featuring 50/50 fights and the sport’s best personalities.”
This will be the third fight for each Charlo twin at Barclays Center. They enter December 22 a combined 4-0 with four knockouts at the venue.
Tickets for the show, which is being promoted by Lions Only Promotions and TGB Promotions in association with DiBella Entertainment, go on sale Friday, October 26 at 10 a.m. ET. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, barclayscenter.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.
Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center starting Saturday, October 27 at noon ET. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.