The stakes for the Serhii Bohachuk-Sebastian Fundora fight March 30 will be raised. has learned that the WBC is expected to sanction Bohachuk-Fundora for its full super welterweight title. Jermell Charlo would be designated the WBC’s 154-pound “champion in recess” in conjunction with that move.

Premier Boxing Champions officially announced Bohachuk-Fundora on Thursday as part of its inaugural Amazon Prime show. The 12-round bout between Bohachuk and Fundora, which was ordered by the WBC, will be part of the Tim Tszyu-Keith Thurman pay-per-view undercard nine weeks from Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

In its announcement, PBC listed Bohachuk-Fundora as its pay-per-view opener for the WBC interim super welterweight title Fundora held until Brian Mendoza knocked him out in his most recent fight.

Ukraine’s Bohachuk (23-1, 23 KOs) is the WBC’s second-ranked contender in the 154-pound division, one spot atop the third-rated Fundora (20-1-1, 13 KOs), of Coachella, California. Cleveland’s Charles Conwell (18-0, 13 KOs) is the WBC’s number one contender in the super welterweight division, but he hasn’t been declared the mandatory challenger for one of the two titles Charlo still holds.

Houston’s Charlo (35-2-1, 19 KOs) is expected to drop back down to the 154-pound division for his next bout. It isn’t clear, however, when Charlo will return to the ring following his lopsided loss to Canelo Alvarez almost four months ago.

Charlo, a former undisputed 154-pound champion, moved up two weight classes to challenge Alvarez for the Mexican icon’s IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO super middleweight titles. Alvarez (60-2-2, 39 KOs) easily defeated Charlo, who was knocked down during the seventh round and lost by large margins on all three scorecards September 30 at T-Mobile Arena.

Charlo, 33, has already been stripped of his IBF and WBO belts.

Australia’s Tszyu (24-0, 17 KOs) was elevated from interim champ to full champ by the WBO once Charlo faced Alvarez. Ecuador’s Jack Culcay (33-4, 14 KOs) will fight Russia’s Bakhram Murtazaliev (21-0, 15 KOs) for the vacant IBF junior middleweight title April 6 at Falkensee Hall in Falkensee, Germany.

Bohachuk and Fundora are scheduled to square off a week earlier for an unclaimed WBC belt.

Fundora, 26, will end almost a one-year layoff when he battles Bohachuk. The 6-foot-6 southpaw hasn’t fought since Albuquerque’s Mendoza (22-3, 16 KOs) viciously knocked him out in the seventh round of their fight for Fundora’s WBC interim super welterweight title last April 8 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.

Bohachuk, 28, has won five fights in a row since Southern California’s Brandon Adams (23-3, 15 KOs) stopped him in the eighth round of their March 2021 fight in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.