By Jake Donovan
Jermall Charlo gets his long-awaited shot at a super welterweight title, and does so against Cornelius Bundrage, who managed to jump him in line and claim his second title in the process.
Both fighters weighed 153 lbs. for their 12-round bout, which takes place Saturday afternoon at Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. NBC will air live as part of the ongoing Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) series.
Headlining the show, former middleweight champion Peter Quillin faces Michael Zerafa in a 12-round non-title fight.
Quillin weighed in at 160 lbs. for his first fight since fighting to a 12-round draw with Andy Lee this past April. Zerafa tipped the scales at the contracted weight of 162 lbs.
A win by Quillin will lead to a December 5 title fight with fellow Brooklyn middleweight and reigning champ Daniel Jacobs at Barclays Center in their home borough.
Peter Quillin, 160 lbs. vs. Michael Zerafa, 162 lbs.—12 rds, middleweight
Jermall Charlo, 153 lbs. vs. Cornelius Bundrage, 153 lbs.—12 rds, super welterweight
Hugo Centeno, Jr., 161 lbs. vs. Lukasz Maciec, 159 lbs.—10 rds, middleweight
Marcus Browne, 175 lbs. vs. Gabriel Campillo, 179 lbs.—10 rds, light heavyweight
Gary Stark, Jr., 124 lbs. vs. Anthony Napunyi, 124 lbs.—6 rds, featherweight
Titus Williams, 126 lbs. vs. Benjamin Burgos, 124 lbs.—4 rds, featherweight
Antonio Russell, 119 lbs. vs. Manuel Rubalcava, 120 lbs.—6 rds, bantamweight
Bryant Cruz, 133 lbs. vs. Jonathan Perez, 132 lbs.—8 rds, super featherweight
Shelly Vincent, 124 lbs. vs. Brittany Cruz, 122 lbs.—8 x2 minute rounds
Jake Donovan is the managing editor of BoxingScene.com.
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