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Showtime announces summer schedule: Davis-Barrios, Charlo-Castano, Oubaali-Donaire among highlights

Showtime’s got months of events set with today’s big announcement, some good, some bad.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Showtime and Premier Boxing Champions have officially announced a five-month run of fights, all but one event to air on Showtime (the other on pay-per-view), with some really good matchups and some that are, you know, not so great if you’re not writing the press release.

The highlights: Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano will fully unify the 154-pound division on July 17 on Showtime; Gervonta “Tank” Davis moves up to 140 for another secondary title fight against Mario Barrios, which is the PPV event on June 26, and that card will also feature Erickson Lubin vs Jeison Rosario; Nordine Oubaali vs Nonito Donaire on May 29; Luis Nery vs Brandon Figueroa on May 15; Guillermo Rigondeaux vs John Riel Casimero on August 14; and Stephen Fulton Jr fighting the Nery-Figueroa winner on September 11.

Here’s the full slate as stands right now:

May 15 - Showtime

  • Luis Nery vs Brandon Figueroa, for Nery’s WBC junior featherweight title
  • Danny Roman vs Ricardo Espinoza
  • Xavier Martinez vs Abraham Montoya

May 29 - Showtime

  • Nordine Oubaali vs Nonito Donaire, for Oubbali’s WBC bantamweight title
  • Subriel Matias vs Batyrzhan Jukembayev

June 19 - Showtime

  • Jermall Charlo vs Juan Montiel, for Charlo’s WBC middleweight title

June 26 - Showtime PPV

  • Gervonta Davis vs Mario Barrios
  • Erickson Lubin vs Jeison Rosario

July 3 - Showtime

  • Chris Colbert vs Yuriorkis Gamboa

July 17 - Showtime

  • Jermell Charlo vs Brian Castano, for undisputed junior middleweight championship

August 14 - Showtime

  • Guillermo Rigondeaux vs John Riel Casimero, for Casimero’s WBO bantamweight title

August 28 - Showtime

  • David Benavidez vs Jose Uzcategui

September 11 - Showtime

  • Stephen Fulton Jr vs Nery-Figueroa winner, for Fulton’s WBO and the Nery-Figueroa winner’s WBC junior featherweight title

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