The Charlo brothers headline a pair of cards on a two-for-one Showtime Boxing pay-per-view this Saturday. In the main event of the second of the three-fight cards, Jermell Charlo and Jeison Rosario will battle in a unification bout in the super welterweight division.
Charlo (33-1, 17 KO) will be making the first defense of his WBC title since winning the belt back with a knockout of Tony Harrison two fights after Harrison scored a controversial upset in their first meeting. Rosario (20-1, 14 KO) scored a big upset in January, knocking out Julian Williams to win the WBA and IBF belts.
On the undercard, Luis Nery (30-0, 24 KO) will battle Aaron Alameda (25-0, 13 KO) in a battle of unbeaten fighters for the vacant WBC super bantamweight title and John Riel Casimero (29-4, 20 KO) will put his WBO bantamweight title on the line against former Olympian Duke Micah (24-0, 19 KO).
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After seeing his brother walk away victorious in the first main event with a win over Sergiy Derevyanchenko, the pressure is now on Jermell Charlo to complete the sweep in his fight. Oddsmakers believe he will get the job done as well as they have installed him as a prohibitive favorite over Rosario at 5-1. That line has moved since the opening with tons of action coming in on Charlo.
Here's how you can keep up with all the action on Saturday night.
Charlo vs. Rosario fight card, odds
- Jermell Charlo (c) -500 vs. Jeison Rosario (c) +380, WBC, WBA, IBF super welterweight unification
- Luis Nery -2200 vs. Aaron Alameda +1100, vacant WBC super bantamweight championship
- John Riel Casimero (c) -900 vs. Duke Micah +600, WBO bantamweight championship
How to watch Charlo vs. Rosario
Date: Sept. 26 | Start Time: Approximately 30 minutes after the first card ends, which starts at 7 p.m.
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena -- Uncasville, Connecticut
TV: Showtime pay-per-view ($74.99) | Stream: Sho.com ($74.99)