The deepest boxing card of 2020 will come at fair market value.
A six-fight twin bill Showtime PPV telecast featuring Jermell and Jermall Charlo in separate headlining title fights—which takes place on September 26—will be available for public purchase at a suggested retail price of $74.95, Showtime Sports announced on Friday. The one-time purchase covers the two separate events carrying five total title fights and a title eliminator, beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET.
The price remains consistent with the current PPV market, a promise made and kept by Showtime in efforts to maximize its value without forcing fans to pay extra as has been the case with select PPV events in recent years.
Jermall Charlo (30-0, 22KOs) tops the first card, making the third defense of his middleweight title versus former two-time title challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenk (13-2, 10KOs). The event also features secondary junior featherweight beltholder Brandon Figueroa in a voluntary defense versus fringe contender Damien Vasquez, along with three-division and reigning bantamweight titlist John Riel Casimero versus unbeaten Duke Michah.
Jermell Charlo (33-1, 17KOs) serves in the main event of the nightcap, as he faces Dominican Republic’s Jeison Rosario (20-1-1, 14KOs) in a three-belt (WBC/WBA/IBF) junior middleweight champion, with the winner to be recognized as the division’s lineal champion. Charlo makes the first defense of his second WBC 154-pound reign, while Rosario makes the first defense of the WBA/IBF titles he nabbed in a 5th round knockout of Julian ‘J-Rock’ Williams this past January.
The supporting bouts for Charlo-Rosario include a vacant junior featherweight title fight between unbeaten Mexican contenders Luis Nery and Aaron Alameda. Also on the show, former unified 122-pound titlist Daniel Roman faces former bantamweight titlist Juan Carlos Payano in a final title eliminator.
A 30-minute intermission will come between the two events, with the time filled by a special edition of Morning Kombat with co-hosts Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell. The two will also host the pre-fight weigh-in on Friday, September 25, streaming live on Showtime Sports’ YouTube channel and Facebook page.
Showtime Sports also revealed planned shoulder programming for the event, with The Journey: Charlo Doubleheader—a 30-minute documentary-styled segment chronicling the lives of the Charlo Twins from birth to present day—set to premiere this weekend and replay throughout the next two weeks leading up to fight night. The episode—which is hosted by Brian Custer—will first air Sunday, September 13 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT, and will be made available for free on Showtime’s YouTube channel and On Demand platforms.
Additional shoulder programming will include installments of Ring Resume and Below The Belt Breakdown, along with fan engagement on Showtime Boxing’s SnapChat page beginning September 21. The SnapChat page will feature training camp clips from the Charlos, along with replays of The Journey and Ring Resume.
The six-fight, two-show PPV event—Showtime’s first PPV offering since Manny Pacquiao’s 12-round win over Adrien Broner last January—will feature the same broadcast team that has worked the two Showtime cards since the pandemic. Mauro Ranallo will resume his role as blow-by-blow commentator, and will be joined by Hall of Fame ringside analyst Al Bernstein and former three-division champ Abner Mares who will serve as expert analyst. Hall of Fame boxing historian and writer Steve Farhood remains on board as unofficial scorer, while Custer will serve as the evening’s host.
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