By Ryan Burton
Earlier this week it was announced that WBC interim middleweight champion Jermall Charlo will face former title challenger Willie Monroe and his twin brother Jermell will defend his WBC super welterweight title against Tony Harrison on December 22nd.
The venue hosting the event will be the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
The fight card will kick off Premier Boxing Champions new output deal with FOX. A coin flip tomorrow at the kick off press conference will determine which fight will serve as the main event.
Jay Jimenez, who is best known for being the manager of heavyweight contender Luis Ortiz, has advised BoxingScene.com that his newest signee, Carlos Negron (20-1) will also appear on the televised portion of the card against former title challenger Dominic Breazeale (19-1).
Negron was a 2008 Olympian who represented his native Puerto Rico in Beijing, China.
“Carlos is very excited for this fight. He is very motivated and will put on one hell of a performance,” Jimenez told BoxingScene.com.
Negrón last fought in June, 2017 when he stopped Derric Rossy in 4 rounds. Breazeale has been out of the ring since last November when he knocked out Eric Molina in the 8th stanza.
Breazeale, who is the mandatory contender for Deontay Wilder’s WBC title, got his big break in 2016 when he suffered his only professional defeat against WBA/WBO/IBO champion Anthony Joshua. At the time Joshua only held the IBF and he stopped Breazeale in 7 rounds.
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