Showtime Sports and Premier Boxing champions have announced a packed five-month summer schedule featuring some of the sports leading names and rising stars.
The schedule features seven world title fights and will take place before live crowds, in line with applicable local Covid-19 safety protocols.
The summer run includes the return of the Charlo twins with Jermall defending his WBC middleweight crown against Mexican Juan Macias Montiel in a homecoming bout in Houston on June 19. One month later, WBC, WBA Super and IBF 154lbs champion Jermell attempts to unify against WBO king Brian Castano on July 17 at a venue to be decided.
In other highlights, Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis moves up to 140lbs to face WBA ‘Regular’ champion Mario Barrios on June 26 and WBA ‘Regular’ 118lbs title-holder Guillermo Rigondeaux and WBO king John Riel Casimero collide on August 14.
The Showtime boxing schedule features eight editions of Showtime Championship Boxing and one premier Showtime PPV event, headlined by Davis-Barrios, all presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
The full schedule is as follows:
MAY 15 – SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
Luis Nery vs. Brandon Figueroa, WBC and WBA ‘Regular’ super-bantamweight title fight.
Danny Roman vs. Ricardo Espinoza Franco, super-bantamweight fight.
Xavier Martinez vs. Abraham Montoya, WBA super-featherweight title fight – belt to be confirmed.
MAY 29 – SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
Nordine Oubaali vs. Nonito Donaire, WBC bantamweight title fight.
Subriel Matias vs. Batyrzhan Jukembayev, IBF super-lightweight title eliminator.
JUNE 19 – SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
Jermall Charlo vs. Juan Macias Montiel, WBC middleweight title fight.
JUNE 26 – SHOWTIME PPV
Gervonta Davis vs. Mario Barrios, WBA ‘Regular’ super-lightweight title fight.
Erickson Lubin vs. Jeison Rosario, WBC super-welterweight title eliminator.
JULY 3 – SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
Chris Colbert vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa, WBA ‘Interim’ super-featherweight title fight.
JULY 17 – SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castaño, Undisputed IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO super-welterweight unification.
AUGUST 14 – SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. John Riel Casimero, WBO and WBA ‘Regular’ bantamweight title fight.
AUGUST 28– SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
David Benavidez vs. Jose Uzcategui, WBC super-middleweight title eliminator.
SEPTEMBER 11 – SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
Stephen Fulton, Jr. vs. winner of Nery-Figueroa, WBO, WBC and WBA ‘Regular’ super-bantamweight unification.