Charlo-Montiel venue, undercard

Undefeated WBC middleweight world champion Jermall Charlo (31-0, 22 KOs) will enter the ring for a Juneteenth Day celebration in his hometown when he takes on Juan Macías Montiel (22-4-2, 22 KOs)on Saturday, June 19 at Toyota Center in Houston headlining on Showtime.

Other fights include rising lightweight contender Isaac Cruz (21-1-1, 15 KOs) battling former world champion Francisco Vargas (27-2-2, 19 KOs) in the 10-round co-main event, and former world champion Angelo Leo (20-1, 9 KOs) against Aaron Alameda (25-1, 13 KOs) in a 10-round super bantamweight bout.

Tickets for the live event go on sale tomorrow, Thursday, May 13 at 12 p.m. CT and can be purchased at

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  • That’s two pretty good fights on the undercard actually, but you can keep the main event.

  • Everybody is constantly calling out Brothers Charlo and they are constantly calling out other fighters, yet these are the fights that are taking place? Montiel is the guy who KO’d James Kirkland in the 1st round recently. Nice scalp, but that won’t be happening here. I see all 22 of his wins are KO’s, impressive, but that tells me he’s been in with mostly weak opposition and he’s prolly lost all his fights (4) where he’s stepped it up. Easy work for Charlo for sure. Next!!!

  • Yup…. interestingly, this kid Montiel’s last loss was a KO suffered at the hands of Jaime Munguia…. 4 years ago.
    But I agree, don’t call out the “stars” or nitpick Your opponents and then settle for another solid B side.
    I’ll pull for Montiel to shock the world with a surprise KO…. just won’t hold my breath while doing so!

  • Charlos’ managers know some cash can be made with some hand-selected fights called tune-ups. This is nothing more, but calling boxing a business. However, sooner or later, the supreme fights with major risks will eventually present themselves, and the tip-toeing must stop. The Charlos are no different than some other fighters. Building a cash reserve and a record at the same is par for the course in pro-boxing.

    • Scoobs: ur exactly right. If he doesnt start stepping it up soon, hes gonna end up as another Andrade crying to get big money fights when all hes ever faced was B level opposition.

    • We need to look at the top of 160 WBC to figure how these decisions are made. Charlo beat Derevyanchenko already, Canello became a franchise champ at 160 to avoid the fight.
      We know his mandatory Munguia, wont take that fight.
      If not the other champs, GGG or Andrade, nobody know the other names on the top 10 list and Charlo wasn’t gonna get credit either way.

  • Terrible fight for Charlo at this stage of his career. Is he wasting his prime?

  • Both Charlo Brothers Need To Man Up And Fight Real Fighters.

    • Jennifer: well, i wldnt say both Charlos. The younger one is working hard on that facing whomever comes foward as he now has a good portion of the belts. Jermall, on the other hand, ur right.. hes gotta step it up. Waaaay up.

      • @Tony Agreed. Jermell has 3 belts and is fighting for a 4th. He smoked blue-chip prospect Erickson Lubin in 1, fought Harrison twice (and beat him twice, IMO). Not sure what else he’s supposed to do.

  • Charlo taking on the best! He’s sooooo good. Why doesn’t Canelo fight this guy. Bahahahah!

  • Looking forward to Mcbride holyfield . Mcbride too big and strong. Should be able to lean all over him and ko him.

  • I never heard of “Juan Macías Montiel (22-4-2, 22 KOs)”.
    Has any one else ??

    • He’s the guy who beat what was left of James Kirkland a few months ago.

  • Charlo needs to move up and fight guys Canelo already beat. Beat them up better and chase Canelo.. just like Pacquiao did. The only thing is what if some of those fighters were in it for a paycheck and didn’t fight as hard as they could have.. like Saunders talked about. I’m not sure if that’s true because there is a lot of money involved and I’m sure fights have been bought before.. but that would make a fight with Charlo more difficult and when people compare they’ll say Canelo would win. Still, it’s a necessary gamble because the payoff would be worth it. Imagine Charlo moving up and knocking out Canelos past opponents.. in 168. Just knockout Yildrim in 30 seconds and compare with Canelos time.. I’m kidding about that part but you get the point. Once the fight presents itself after that.. it’ll be huge..

  • The Charlo bros and Boo Boo should fight in a round robin and make the fights available to those suffering from insomnia. It’ll for sure put them all to sleep!

  • considering the performance the bj saunders had last weekend, the golden child, dervayanchenko, kid chocalate on a diet, puffed martosyan, marty murray, even virginia wolfs husband? Why aint the bobsey twins fighting Andradae? jack and the crack? No

  • Thankfully they didn’t make this event PPV. There is enough of that going around.

  • As talented as Jarmall is, WHERE are the signature fights? Dude you can’t make anything happen because of your ignorance! Danny Jacobs stepped up on your ass in BK and you did nothing! No GGG fight, No Andrade (if he’s so easy, why not take his belt), and no Benavidez fight either! Jermell on the other hand has CLEANED out the division IMO!!!

  • We want to fight the best, then they dig up a body, bored by this, fight somebody or don’t bother us!!

  • This guy is the definition of privileged and spoiled boxer. There’s a reason Canelo hasn’t mentioned Charlo and it’s not because he’s a threat. It’s that Charlo has literally not even made an attempt to fight anybody at 160 other than a used up Derev, and then he only won that fight by a round. Charlo really is a bona fide can crusher.

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