Unified WBC, WBA, and IBF 154-pound world champion Jermell Charlo and WBO 154-pound world champion Brian Castaño meet in a highly-anticipated rematch for undisputed status at 154 pounds this Saturday, May 14 live on SHOWTIME from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif., headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event.
Also in action, unbeaten Welterweight rising star Jaron “Boots” Ennis and undefeated Canadian Olympian Custio Clayton meet in an IBF Welterweight Title Eliminator in the co-main event. Puerto Rico’s Emanuel Rivera also squares off against Mexican contender Kevin González in the Super Bantamweight telecast opener of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Carlos Castano
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In an exciting back-and-forth battle, Jermell Charlo stops Brian Castano in Round 10 to become undisputed champion at 154 pounds.
Jaron Ennis vs. Custio Clayton
In the co-main event, Jaron “Boots” Ennis made quick work of opponent Custio Clayton, stopping him in just two rounds.
Ennis started fast, quickly setting the pace and commanding center ring behind a lightning quick jab, using it upstairs and downstairs to set up the cross and put Clayton on the defensive.
Ennis remarked in his post fight interview that the end came quick since he is “not paid for overtime” and that he is ready for a shot at Errol Spence or whomever is placed in front of him.
Kevin Gonzalez vs. Emanuel Rivera Nieves
In the opening bout of tonights main Showtime telecast super bantamweights Kevin Gonzalez of Cualican Mex went the 10 round distance against Emmanuel Rivera in winning a hard fought UD win.
Marcos Hernandez vs. Brandyn Lynch
Brandon Lynch took on Marcos Hernandez in a scheduled eight-round bout. Both fighters started quick trading shots up close although it was Lynch who got the better of most exchanges with his edge in hand speed.
Hernandez fought well on the inside snapping the head of Lynch and scored a flash knockdown. Blood began to trickle down the face of Lynch early on from the bridge of the nose, while Hernandez bit down and looked for opportunities to counter landing his own shots between the activity of Lynch.
Hernandez found a home for the hook on the inside loading up and tagging Lynch with it every chance he got. The final round was a war that saw both men give everything they had left in a bloody finale.
In the end the judges scored it unanimously for Lynch who moved his record to 11-1-1, 8 KOs).
Marlon Tapales Defeats Jose Estrella
In undercard action, Marlon Tapales took on Jose Estrella in an eight0round Super Bantamweight bout.
Tapales started strong and outworked his opponent, before dropping Estrella about two minutes into the second round with a big uppercut. Estrella valiantly tried to get up in time, but was unable to beat the count before the fight was stopped.
Jerry Perez Defeats Erick Lanzas Jr.
Jerry Perez took on unbeaten Erick Lanzas Jr. in an eight-round Lightweight bout. Lanzas controlled the early action with a stiff jab and cross, while Perez patiently waited to work his way inside and work the body.
Perez landed the bigger shots and invested in hurting Lanzas to the body to stop his lateral movement. Ultimatel,y in back and forth fight, Perez came out on top scoring two knockdowns and stopping Lanzas midway through the fifth.
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