Showtime announces price for Charlo Sept. 26 PPV doubleheader
Showtime Sports today released the price and the lineup for what it calls “the first-of-its-kind pay-per-view doubleheader” on Saturday, September 26, featuring WBC middleweight titlist Jermall Charlo defending his title against Sergiy Derevyanchenko, followed by his twin brother WBC junior middleweight beltholder Jermell Charlo facing unified WBA/IBF 154-pound titlist Jeison Rosario.
The SHOWTIME PPV® event, titled “Charlo Doubleheader,” will be available for purchase at a suggested retail price (SRP) of $ 74.95.
It includes six fights, five of which are defined as world title bouts.
The Charlo Doubleheader is scheduled to begin at a special time of 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, can be purchased for live streaming and via cable and satellite pay-per-view providers.
The first card will be headlined by undefeated WBC middleweight titlist Jermall Charlo defending against Derevyanchenko. WBA junior featherweight titlist Brandon Figueroa will defend against Damien Vázquez in the co-featured bout, while WBO bantamweight beltholder John Riel Casimero faces off against Duke Micah in the pay-per-view opener.
A 30-minute intermission will follow, then the second three-fight card, headlined by Jermell Charlo-Rosario, will begin. Luis Nery will battle Aaron Alameda for the vacant WBC junior featherweight title in the co-feature, while former unified champion Danny Roman faces former titlist Juan Carlos Payano in a WBC junior featherweight title eliminator bout to open the second three-fight card of the pay-per-view.
The announce team will be comprised of veteran sportscaster Brian Custer as the studio host. Mauro Ranallo will handle the blow-by-blow action alongside Hall of Fame analyst Al Bernstein and four-time world champion Abner Mares.
Two Hall of Famers round out the telecast team: boxing historian Steve Farhood as unofficial scorer, and world-renowned ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr.
Joseph Santoliquito is an award-winning sportswriter who has been working for Ring Magazine/RingTV.com since October 1997 and is the president of the Boxing Writers Association of America. He can be followed on twitter @JSantoliquito.