Houston’s Jermall Charlo (24-0, 18 KOs) is set to defend his IBF Super Welterweight Title on Saturday, December 10 against top-ranked contender Julian Williams (22-0-1, 14 KOs). The fight takes place in Los Angeles for Premier Boxing Champions and will be shown on Showtime. The event will be headlined with Jesus Cuellar (28-1, 21 KOs) putting his featherweight title on the line against former three-division world champion Abner Mares (29-2-1, 15 KOs).
Twin brother of fellow 154-pound world champion Jermell, Jermall Charlo will be making the third defense of the super welterweight crown he won last September with a dominant stoppage over Cornelius Bundrage. The 26-year-old is coming off of a career-best, hard-fought decision over crafty former world champion Austin Trout in May in Las Vegas. Training with Ronnie Shields in Houston, Charlo will look to silence Williams and stake his claim as the best in the division.
One of the most highly regarded young stars in boxing, Williams, of Philadelphia, will be getting his first world title opportunity. The 26-year-old has dismantled opponents on his way to accumulating an unbeaten record. Williams solidified his status as a fast-rising star by defeating veterans Luciano Cuello and Arman Ovsepyan in addition to a shutout victory over contender Joey Hernandez in 2015. He earned his No. 1 ranking and title fight by stopping Italy’s Marcello Matano in the seventh round in March.