Charlo-Alcine, Harrison-McCalla on 10/31, PBC

HOUSTON - Undefeated rising star Jermell "Iron Man" Charlo (26-0, 11 KOs) will look to put on a show for his hometown fans when he takes on Joachim Alcine (35-7-2, 21 KOs) in a 10-round super welterweight bout on Halloween night, Saturday, October 31 as Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBCSN comes to NRG Arena in Houston, Texas.
Televised coverage begins at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT with powerful super welterweight prospect Tony Harrison (21-1, 18 KOs) taking on Cecil McCalla (20-2, 7 KOs) in a 10-round super welterweight attraction. Doors in the arena open at 5 p.m. CT and will feature a full night of exciting action.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Leija*Battah Promotions, are priced at $163, $109, $49 and $22, plus applicable fees. A Pre-sale ticket discount with special passcode is available now through Sunday at 11:59pm online only at The public tickets are on sale now by calling Leija*Battah Promotions at 210.979.3302 or at all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800.745.3000, via the internet at and at the NRG Stadium South Ticket Windows.
"This is a good fight against a former world champion," said Charlo. "He's experienced and he's been in the ring with multiple world champions. I'm not taking anything away from him, but Houston is my town. I've been anticipating another fight here. I'm ready to go and I'm going to put on a great show."
"I am so excited for this opportunity to compete against a young, strong fighter like Jermell Charlo," said Alcine. "I don't think he's faced a fighter with my level of experience in big fights. I am not going to make it easy for him. I am going to challenge Charlo like he never has been before."
Younger-by-one-minute than his identical twin, super welterweight world champion Jermall, Charlo is also a highly ranked young fighter looking to get one step closer to a world title shot. A tall fighter for his division, the 25-year-old stepped up in class in 2014 and delivered three wide unanimous decision victories over Gabriel Rosado, Charlie Ota and Mario Lozano. In 2015 he delivered his most impressive victory to date, beating highly-ranked Vanes Martirosyan in March.
A veteran of the sport for over 15 years, Alcine is unbeaten in his last three bouts. The 39-year-old won a world title in 2007 with a victory over previously unbeaten Travis Simms and defended against Alfonso Mosquera. Born in Haiti, but fighting out of Quebec, Alcine owns a victory over David Lemieux and most recently fought to a split-draw with Delvin Rodriguez.
At just 25-years-old, Harrison has made big noise recording a 10-fight knockout streak before dropping his last fight to Willie Nelson. The Detroit-native will look to bounce back and return to the win column when he enters the ring on October 31. He has picked up victories over Antwone Smith, Tyrone Brunson, Bronco McKart and Pablo Munguia in the last two years.
After an extended amateur career in which he competed in nearly 100 fights, McCalla is looking to bounce back from a loss to Ishe Smith in April. He entered 2015 on a 20-fight win streak and hopes to get back on track on October 31. The 30-year-old fights out of Baltimore, Maryland.
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by glenn mcrory on 09-25-2015

[QUOTE=Cuban Linx;16082376]That's really the only reason this fight is happening. It's a not-so subtle way of undermining GGG's opponent. Keep track of how many times they mention Lemieux during the broadcast. "Well Alcine just got totally blown out by Charlo,…

Comment by daggum on 09-25-2015

i may have complained about pbc in the past but this is damn good stuff!

Comment by Cuban Linx on 09-25-2015

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;16082264]Seems like a alright keep busy level fight. Charlo will have 7mos w/o a fight by fight night. Better to keep busy vs a decent guy than to keep waiting for a better guy. And Alcine is a solid…

Comment by MasterPlan on 09-25-2015

[QUOTE=SkillspayBills;16081809]I'm almost positive he fights for the WBC after this bout. Hopefully J-Rock and Austin can scrap it out for the WBA belt.[/QUOTE] Isn't Lara WBA Regular champ?

Comment by Eff Pandas on 09-25-2015

Also noticing this is Jesse James Leija promoted show. Anyone know if this is his first PBC show or if he's new to the PBC fold? Regardless I like the PBC fold working with more promising & notable promoters.

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