- Alex Seccia
Showtime and Premier Boxing Will Restart August 1st with Some Headliners
Updated: Jul 27, 2021
New York- Showtime and Premier Boxing have decided that they were going to restart the boxing schedule at the start of August.
"I understand that we are going through a pandemic and an unprecedented time, but we have to move forward," said Stephen Espinoza, President of Sports and Event Programming “We are proud to announce the strongest and most comprehensive schedule of fights in all of boxing,” “Each bout on this schedule, which is our largest schedule announcement since stakes and significant implications. From highly regarded prospects to emerging stars to established champions - all in tough matchups - this lineup delivers on our promise to provide boxing fans with the best talent, the most exciting fights, and the highest quality presentation in the sport. We are thrilled to return to live boxing with this star-studded schedule of exciting, meaningful fights.”
The first fight that is scheduled on August 1st will be Stephen Fulton Jr. vs Angelo Leo. Leo is undefeated (18-0) and has shown promise that he could potentially be the face of boxing. The vacant WBO junior featherweight world title will be up for grabs. “We couldn’t be more excited to be finally getting back to boxing,” said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. “Everyone has been patiently waiting and the series of fights that we will collectively put on over the next few months will be great for boxing and the sports world in general. We’re kicking things off August 1 with a world title opportunity for our rising contender Angelo Leo who has been consistently grinding and taking care of business. He’s facing another young and focused undefeated fighter and only one of them can be crowned champion. Both guys are confident that the title belongs to them, which is going to make for a great fight from the first bell.”
Showtime has decided to release all of the bouts for the rest of the year and one card that sticks out that everyone will be talking about are the Charlo Twins. Jermell and Jermall Charlo will be fighting different opponents on the same say in September. Both of these boxers have achieved early success in their careers. Jermell has 33 wins and 1 loss. With 33 wins, 17 of them were knockouts. His brother, Jermall has a record of 30 wins and zero losses. During a zoom conference, both fighters talked with the media about what it meant to them fighting on the same day and what do they want to accomplish next.
Boxing is back and filled with some good bouts for the remainder of the year. Check out the boxing schedule down below.