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Amilcar Vidal vs Immanuwel Aleem joins Charlo-Montiel on June 19th

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Aleem fights for the first time since 2019

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Showtime’s June 19th main event between Jermall Charlo and Juan Macias Montiel may be hot garbage, but the co-main looks fun. Julius Julianis reports that power-punching Uruguayan prospect Amilcar Vidal will meet young veteran Immanuwel Aleem in an intriguing middleweight crossroads match.

The 25-year-old Vidal (12-0, 11 KO) has ended 10 of his 12 pro fights inside of two rounds, but his opposition has yet to graduate past prospect fodder even if a few of them had similarly fluffy unbeaten records. Aleem (18-2-2, 11 KO), out of action since a December 2019 majority decision loss to Ronald Ellis, represents a considerable step up in class, having notably stopped then-unbeaten Ievgen Khytrov and fought Matt Korobov to an (admittedly bogus) draw.

Barring shenanigans, we’ll definitely find out whether Vidal has the goods. He presently sits at 14th in the WBA rankings, so a big win here could land him in contention before long.