Premier Boxing Champions have announced a blockbuster return with nine events and eight World championship fights starting on August 1 on SHOWTIME.
World champion twins Jermell and Jermall Charlo, two-weight titlist Gervonta Davis and WBC Super-Middleweight king David Benavidez all feature, as PBC come back following the COVID-19 pandemic, behind closed doors from Mohegan Sun Arena, Connecticut.
On night one, undefeated pair Stephen Fulton Jr (18-0, 8 KOs) and Angelo Leo (19-0, 9 KOs) contest the vacant WBO Super-Bantamweight title, following Emmanuel Navarette’s decision to move up to Featherweight and relinquish the belt.
WBC 168lbs champion, Benavidez (22-0, 19 KOs) makes a third defence of his crown after almost 11 months out when he faces former World title challenger Roamer Alexis Angulo (26-1, 22 KOs) on August 15, whilst the undercard features Tyson Fury’s former foe Otto Wallin (20-1, 13 KOs) in a clash with Travis Kauffman (32-3, 23 KOs).
The action continues into September with Erickson Lubin (22-1, 16 KOs) looking to register a fifth straight win since his 1st round humbling to Jermell Charlo in 2017 in a WBC Super-Welterweight title eliminator against Terrell Gausha (21-1-1, 10 KOs).
Rising Welterweight contender Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis (25-0, 23 KOs) will be looking to make more strides in his co-feature bout to be confirmed.
A first boxing Pay-Per-View (PPV) doubleheader takes place on September 26th with Jermall Charlo (30-0, 22 KOs) defending his WBC Super-Middleweight World title against Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-2, 10 KOs), who gave Gennady Golovkin a huge test last October, in a contentious points loss.
On the same night, WBC Super-Welterweight titlist Jermell Charlo (33-1, 17 KOs) will face WBA ‘Super,’ IBF and IBO champion Jeison Rosario in a mouthwatering unification battle, after becoming a two-time World champion in December.
Gervonta Davis and Leo Santa Cruz will headline the second PPV on October 24th with both men’s WBA Super-Featherweight and WBA Lightweight titles on the line.
‘Tank’ (23-0, 22 KOs) has moved back to his old weight class after beating Yuriorkis Gamboa to win the WBA ‘Regular’ Lightweight title in December, whilst Santa Cruz (37-1-1, 19 KOs) claimed a World title in a fourth weight class winning the WBA ‘Super’ Super-Featherweight crown against Miguel Flores last November.
PBC will close the series with four-weight titlist Nonito Donaire (40-6, 26 KOs) facing WBC Bantamweight champion Nordine Oubaali (17-0, 12 KOs) on December 12th.
Main Event: Stephen Fulton Jr. (18-0, 8 KOs) vs. Angelo Leo (19-0, 9 KOs) – Vacant WBO Junior Featherweight World Championship.
Co-Feature: Tramaine Williams (19-0, 6 KOs) vs. Ra’eese Aleem (16-0, 10 KOs) – Super Bantamweight Title Eliminator.
Co-Feature: Joe George (10-0, 6 KOs) vs. Marcos Escudero (10-1, 9 KOs) II – Light Heavyweight Bout.
Main Event: David Benavidez (22-0, 19 KOs) vs. Roamer Alexis Angulo (26-1, 22 KOs) – WBC Super Middleweight World Championship.
Co-Feature: Rolando Romero (11-0, 10 KOs) vs. Jackson Marinez (19-0, 7 KOs) – WBA Lightweight Interim Title.
Co-Feature: Otto Wallin (20-1, 13 KOs) vs. Travis Kauffman (32-3, 23 KOs) – Heavyweight Bout.
Main Event: Erickson Lubin (22-1, 16 KOs) vs. Terrell Gausha (21-1-1, 10 KOs) – WBC Super Welterweight Title Eliminator Bout.
Co-Feature: Tugstsogt Nyambayar (11-1, 9 KOs) vs. Eduardo Ramirez (23-2-3, 10 KOs) – WBC Featherweight Title Eliminator Bout.
Co-Feature: Jaron Ennis (25-0, 23 KOs) vs. TBA – Welterweight Bout.
September 26 – SHOWTIME/Premier Boxing Champions PPV Doubleheader
In One of the Main Events: Jermall Charlo (30-0, 22 KOs) vs. Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-2, 10 KOs) – WBC Middleweight World Championship.
Co-Feature: Brandon Figueroa (20-0-1, 15 KOs) vs. Damien Vasquez (15-1-1, 7 KOs) – WBA Super Bantamweight World Championship.
Co-Feature: Diego Magdaleno (32-3, 13 KOs) vs. Isaac Cruz (19-1-1, 14 KOs) – IBF Lightweight Title Eliminator Bout.
The Other Main Event: Jermell Charlo (33-1, 17 KOs) vs. Jeison Rosario (20-1-1, 14 KOs) – WBC, WBA and IBF 154-Pound Unification Bout.
Co-Feature: Mario Barrios (25-0, 16 KOs) vs. Ryan Karl (18-2, 11 KOs) – WBA Super Lightweight World Championship.
Co-Feature: Daniel Roman (26-3-1, 10 KOs) vs. TBA – Super Bantamweight Bout.
Main Event: Sergey Lipinets (16-1, 12 KOs) vs. Kudratillo Abdukakhorov (15-0, 8 KOs) – IBF Welterweight Interim Title.
Co-Feature: Xavier Martinez (15-0, 11 KOs) vs. Claudio Marrero (24-4, 17 KOs) – Super Featherweight Bout.
Co-Feature: Malik Hawkins (18-0, 11 KOs) vs. Subriel Matias (15-1, 15 KOs) – Super Lightweight Bout.
Main Event: Chris Colbert (14-0, 5 KOs) vs. Jaime Arboleda (16-1, 13 KOs) – WBA Super Featherweight Interim Title.
Co-Feature: Richardson Hitchins (11-0, 5 KOs) vs. Argenis Mendez (25-5-3, 12 KOs) – Super Lightweight Bout.
Main Event: Nordine Oubaali (17-0, 12 KOs) vs. Nonito Donaire (40-6, 26 KOs) – WBC Bantamweight World Championship.