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Ryan Karl, Leduan Barthelemy join Jermell Charlo-Jorge Cota undercard

There will be two televised prelims and three fights on the main card

Boxing at Genting Arena Birmingham Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

Premier Boxing Champions regulars Ryan “Cowboy” Karl and Leduan Barthelemy will be the featured attractions of the untelevised undercard of June 22nd’s PBC on FOX event headlined by Jermell Charlo vs. Jorge Cota.

Barthelemy (14-0-1, 7 KO) is the only one of the pair to have an opponent in Jose Cayetano (21-6, 10 KO). The 29-year-old Cuban missed all of 2018 after a questionable draw against Eduardo Ramirez, then returned in March with a gimme win on the Brian Castano-Erislany Lara undercard. Cayetano was knocked out by Scott Quigg and Kid Galahad in two of his last three fights.

Karl (16-2, 10 KO) avenged a knockout loss to Kevin Watts in his last fight, and though he’s never going to be more than a fun action fighter, he’s rootin’ and tootin’ enough to be consistently entertaining.

Alongside Charlo-Cota and the long-planned co-feature between Guillermo Rigondeaux and Julio Ceja, the main card also features 19-year-old super welterweight prospect Joey Spencer (7-0, 6 KO) against Akeem Black (5-2, 2 KO). The prelims, which kick off an hour before said main card, will see Chris Colbert (11-0, 4 KO) face Albert Mercado (16-2-1, 3 KO) and 18-year-old Jesus Ramos (9-0, 9 KO) fight a four-rounder against Rondale Hubbert (13-8-2, 8 KO).

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