JERMALL CHARLO THROWS OUT FIRST PITCH AT HOUSTON ASTROS GAME AHEAD OF HOMECOMING TITLE DEFENSE SATURDAY NIGHT
Middleweight Champion Charlo Faces Brandon Adams This Saturday Night Live on SHOWTIME® from NRG Arena in Houston and Presented by Premier Boxing Champions
HOUSTON (June 27, 2019) – Unbeaten middleweight champion and Houston-native Jermall Charlo threw out the first pitch Wednesday at the Houston Astros game in his hometown ahead of his homecoming title defense this Saturday night when he takes on Brandon Adams in the main event of action live on SHOWTIME from NRG Arena in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
Charlo last fought in Houston in 2012 in just his ninth professional fight and will be headlining in his hometown for the first time on Saturday.
“It feels great to have the support of my hometown and throwing out the first pitch at the Astros game is just another way my city is embracing me,” said Charlo. “It was a fun experience and it’s given me even more juice to go in and put on a great performance for my people. I’m locked in and ready for Saturday night.”
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Lions Only Promotions and TGB Promotions, are on sale now and can be purchased through Ticketmaster. Charlo vs. Adams is promoted in association with Banner Promotions and The Tournament of Contenders.
ABOUT CHARLO VS. ADAMS
Charlo vs. Adams will pit unbeaten WBC Middleweight Champion and Houston-native Jermall Charlo against middleweight contender Brandon Adams in Charlo’s hometown return Saturday, June 29 live on SHOWTIME from NRG Arena in Houston and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features hard-hitting super welterweight Erickson “Hammer” Lubin taking on French contender Zakaria Attou in a 12-round WBC title elimination bout in the co-main event. Opening the telecast is a WBA featherweight title eliminator between slick Mexican southpaw Eduardo Ramirez and power-punching Dominican Claudio Marrero.