Premier Boxing Champions on FOX & FOX Deportes Press Conference - Charlo Twins Headline as Unbeaten Jermall Charlo takes on Willie Monroe Jr. While Jermell Charlo Defends Against Tony Harrison
Style Magazine Newswire | 10/25/2018, 5:10 p.m.
BROOKLYN (October 25, 2018) - Twin brothers and world champions Jermall Charlo and Jermell Charlo took part in a press conference in Brooklyn Thursday to announce their fights that kick off a new season of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes live in primetime on Saturday, December 22 at Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™.
With twin titans entering the ring in back-to-back fights, a coin toss was conducted at the press conference by legendary heavyweight Gerry Cooney to decide who would be the main event. With a call of heads on the WBC commemorative coin, Jermall won the right to enter the ring last on fight night as he takes on Willie Monroe Jr., while Jermell will battle Tony Harrison.
The PBC on FOX and FOX Deportes broadcast will begin at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Tickets for the show, which is being promoted by Lions Only Promotions and TGB Promotions in association with DiBella Entertainment, go on sale Friday, October 26 at 10 a.m. ET. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, barclayscenter.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center starting Saturday, October 27 at noon ET. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.
Here is what the press conference participants had to say Thursday from the Barclays Center GEICO Atrium:
"I got a good chance to see Monroe up close when I commentated his last fight. He looked good and I knew this was a possibility. I'm excited that it's here and I have someone to perform against.
"Monroe has tested himself against some of the best fighters in the world and that motivates me even more. He's faced the fighters that I want to get in there with, so I see this as an opportunity to measure myself against their performances.
"This is our first show with Lions Only Promotions for me and my brother and we're really excited to have the opportunity. We've worked hard to get this thing going and we're ready to show everyone all we can do.
"We always dreamed of fighting on the same card like this with each other. We love winning together. It's been like this all of our lives and it's another chance for us to show-off together on December 22.
"I've worked so hard to make it to this point where I'm able to be in this position. I promise on December 22 I'm going to bring something explosive that Willie Monroe is going to remember for the rest of his life. The Charlos have their own show. Mama, we made it!"
WILLIE MONROE JR.
"I'm glad that Jermall took this fight. He was commentating my last fight and I knew then that this was a fight I definitely wanted a lot. I'm going to take the most of it and leave no doubt that I deserved this chance in the first place.