Undefeated WBC Middleweight World Champion Jermall Charlo will defend his title against highly-ranked contender Dennis Hogan Saturday, December 7 live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™, in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions. SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
Charlo (29-0, 21 KOs) is one of the most exciting young champions in the sport. Charlo won the IBF Junior Middleweight title with a thrilling TKO victory over Cornelius Bundrage in 2015. He made three successful defenses, including a victory over current unified champion Julian Williams, before moving up to middleweight. Charlo will be making his second defense of the WBC middleweight title and fighting for the fourth time at Barclays Center.
Hogan (28-2-1, 7 KOs) is coming off a razor-thin majority decision loss to Jaime Munguia in a super welterweight world championship match on April 13 in which many thought Hogan did enough to pull off the victory. The 34-year-old, who was born in Ireland and now lives in Queensland, Australia, is looking for a clear-cut victory over Charlo in his first U.S. fight since 2016. Hogan put together a six fight winning streak before the title fight against Munguia.
The betting odds per BetMGM have Charlo at -1000 and Hogan at +550.
Middleweight star Chris Eubank Jr. and top contender Matt Korobov will square off in the co-main event.
This will be the first time that Eubank (28-2, 21 KOs) has fought in the U.S. as a professional. He will meet Korobov at his more natural weight of 160 pounds for the interim title.
The 36-year-old Korobov (28-2-1, 14 KOs) is coming off a majority draw against Immanuwel Aleem in his last fight in May. Korobov had been riding a four-fight win streak before the Charlo fight, having previously lost a middleweight title fight to Andy Lee in 2014.
The betting odds have Eubank at -200 and for Korobov at +160.
Jermall Charlo vs Dennis Hogan Fight Card:
Jermall Charlo vs. Dennis Hogan
Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Matvey Korobov
Marlon Tapales vs. Ryosuke Iwasa
Immanuwel Aleem vs. Ronald Ellis
Louisa Hawton vs. Lorraine Villalobos
Duke Micah vs. Janiel Rivera
Isaac Cruz Gonzalez vs. M. Perez Aispuro
Amon Rashidi vs. Antonio Sanchez
Steven Torres vs. Daniel Franco
Burley Brooks vs. Joshua Cory
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