Jermall Charlo To Face Brandon Adams

Jermall Charlo To Face Brandon Adams

Jermall Charlo will be coming home to Houston as he is set to defend his WBC Interim Middleweight Championship against Brandon Adams. The SHOWTIME-produced fight will be taking place inside NRH Stadium on June 29th.

The 28-year-old Charlo brother (28-0) won the title back in April of 2018, against Hugo Centeno Jr. and defended the belt against Matt Korobov back in December.

“It’s time for me to put up for my city of Houston,” said Charlo. “George Foreman is back and he’s in the middleweight division. That’s the way I feel about fighting in my hometown. You know how hot it gets down here in the summer and no one is going to be able to take this heat that I’m about to deliver. I’ve been working hard with Ronnie Shields and making some adjustments and now you’re going to see me back with the knockout power. I know Brandon Adams is looking at this as a big opportunity, but it’s a big step up for him. The pressure isn’t on him. It’s on me, because I’m fighting in my hometown and I’m going to deliver what the fans have come to expect from me.”

 

Adams (21-2) won the 2018 version of “The Contender” and has been on a roll since. He last fought in September, beating Shane Mosley Jr. via unanimous decision.

The Charlo v. Adams fight is part of a tripleheader card. The co-main event will be Erickson Lubin taking on Zakaria Attou in a WBC title elimination bout. SHOWTIME opens up with Eduardo Ramirez facing Claudio Marrero in a WBA featherweight title eliminator bout.

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