By James Blears
It was during the 1990’s and that Pay Per View cards were an absolute treat to boxing fans from around the world. Don King and Showtime put together some of the most memorable events in the history of our sport, featuring 3,4 and even 5 world title bouts in those blockbuster events. Hall of fame World champions like Tyson, Holyfield, Chavez, Azumah Nelson, Julian Jackson, Terry Norris, Ricardo Lopez, Gerald Mcllelan and so many more used to fight in star filled boxing cards which marked a golden era of Pay per view boxing.
Boxing fans are in for something special this September 26 as PBC and Showtime bring a spectacular night of boxing featuring 4 WBC championship bouts as well as a WBO title fight and a WBA title fight . 2 Cards – 1 Night – 1 Price .
The unprecedented pay-per-view twin bill, in which both Charlo brothers face the toughest tests of their careers, features six compelling fights in all, five of which are world title fights, on the same night for one price. Part one of the SHOWTIME PPV telecast begins live at a special time of 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. SHOWTIME PPV® DOUBLEHEADER PRESENTED BY PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, USA.
The first three-fight card is headlined by WBC Middleweight World Champion Jermall Charlo taking on vaunted challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko in the main event. Following a 30-minute intermission, the second three-fight card, headlined by the historic Charlo vs. Rosario unification matchup, will begin. Unbeaten former champion Luis Nery will battle undefeated Aaron Alameda for the vacant WBC Super Bantamweight World Championship in the co-feature, while former unified champion Danny Román faces off against former champion Juan Carlos Payano in a WBC Super Bantamweight title eliminator bout to open the second installment of the pay-per-view.
Houston’s Jermell Charlo (33-1, 17 KOs) will face the Dominican Republic’s Rosario (20-1-1, 14 KOs) in just the eighth world title unification fight in the 154-pound division’s history. It is also just the second fight with three super welterweight world title belts up for grabs.
The four undercard matchups across the two shows feature some of the best talent in the 118- and 122-pound divisions, including two world champions (Brandon Figueroa and John Riel Casimero), a WBC No. 1 ranked contender (Nery) and two WBA No. 2 ranked fighters (Román and Payano). In all, the eight undercard fighters boast a combined record of 190-11-3, including four men who have yet to taste defeat. With champions and contenders including newly crowned WBO 122-pound titlist Angelo Leo and No. 1 contender Stephen Fulton waiting in the wings for future world title and unification fights, all four undercard bouts carry high stakes and world title implications.