It was 50-50, but in the end, Jermall Charlo beat twin brother Jermell to win the coin flip at today’s press conference in New York, and as a result, he’ll be in the main event fight when the two share the stage on Dec. 22 in Brooklyn, live on FOX.
Jermall (27-0, 21 KO) will be defending his interim WBC middleweight title against former two-time title challenger Willie Monroe Jr (23-3, 6 KO), while Jermell (31-0, 15 KO) will defend his WBC junior middleweight title against one-time title challenger Tony Harrison (27-2, 21 KO).
The card will also feature the return of heavyweight Dominic Breazeale (19-1, 17 KO), who will face Carlos Negron (20-1, 16 KO) in a 10-round bout. Breazeale is currently the WBC’s heavyweight mandatory challenger.
Jermall and Jermell are both excited about the opportunity to, in all reality, co-headline at Barclays Center.
“I’m very excited and the fire is lit to be back in Brooklyn. It’s great to be headlining a big show with my twin brother in Brooklyn. It’s going to be an exciting night of boxing. Willie Monroe is one of those fighters that will get me to the level I need to for all those great fights. And believe me, we’ll get them.”
“This is a super fight for me, bigger than any fight, because I get to be on a big show with my brother and we get to showcase our talents together. On Dec. 22, there’s nothing on after us. After we fight, the fans go home and we’ll have put on a great show.”
None of these fights, being honest, are massive marquee bouts or anything, but the show figures to be at worst a fun distraction from your last-minute holiday shopping panic.