Charlomania Report Card

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Houston’s Charlo Twins made successful pay-per-view debuts on Saturday in a historic night of boxing as Jermell Charlo unified the WBC, WBA, and IBF 154-pound titles with a spectacular eighth-round knockout against Jeison Rosario in the main event of part two of the first-ever pay-per-view doubleheader live on SHOWTIME PPV from the Mohegan Sun.

Jermell’s 30-year-old twin brother Jermall Charlo defended his WBC middleweight world title for the third time and improved to 6-0 at 160 pounds with a skilled and disciplined unanimous decision victory over Sergiy Derevyanchenko in the first main event of an unprecedented night of boxing that included five world title bouts and lasted more than 6 1/2 hours.

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There was a long delay in the middle of the marathon telecast. Showtime Sports exec Stephen Espinoza took to social media to explain.

“31-minute intermission” [it seemed longer], stated Espinoza. “And it was needed because otherwise, the production crew and on-air talent would have to work for 8+ hours straight, without a break of any kind. No sport does that. Camera people, tech personnel, etc. can’t even take bathroom breaks while we’re on air.”

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We probably won’t know the PPV numbers for a while, and there is no guarantee Showtime will release them. But fans who did shell out the $75 got a long night of world class boxing.

In addition to the Charlo twins, WBO bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero looked spectacular, WBA super bantamweight champion Brandon Figueroa won in an exciting all out war with Damien Vazquez, 36-year-old 20:1 underdog Juan Carlos Payano seemingly pulled off the upset against A-side Danny Roman only to lose a controversial decision, and surprisingly it was all-action KO artist Luis Nery who was in the only dud on the telecast.

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Overall we give the show an A for value and an A- for action.

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  • Guess I will participate and hand out a few report cards.
    B+ for action for both Charlos
    B+ for styles used in both fights
    A- for both men passing their tests on this card

    Study hard! Next grading period is on the next fight card!

  • Congratulations to The Charlo Twins & Amy Coney Barrett. The 3 Big Winners On Saturday.

    I am looking foward to seeing Chuck Schmumer punching himself in the face, and lighting a cigarette on national TV.

    I want to see Mike Bloomberg & LeBron James in handcuffs. That will be delicious.

    Great Job, Charlo Twins.

        • Criminal you must be talking about 45, the guy with orange make-up . Regarding KIng James, man up and tell him to his face. To do that you have to go to a game. The issue is, you could not afford a ticket johnny you do not count. We are discussing BOXING, it is the trump groupies that always show their IGNORANCE……………….

    • Keep your authoritarian boot licking remarks to yourself. STAY ON THE SUBJECT OF BOXING!

  • I have to admit, i didnt think either Charlo wld pull it off but they did.. i expected, of the two, Mal wld have possibly lost to D’chenko. Im surprised, they were both pretty humble after the fight. This wld have been his opportunity to call out GGG. He jus beat the guy that beat up GGG. Facing GGG next put him on the A-Side and thus putting him on a path to Canlo and the huge paydays. Congrats to the Charlo twins. RESPECT GAINED

  • What is it with this “Charlomania” nonsense!

    A pathetic and sad attempt to market and garner interest in the two brothers.

  • Regis,

    This was a decent card and I like the Charles no nonsense approach to the fight game..

    Also please pay NO mind to Jonathan he has a man crush on Trump he has a big tattoo of Trump on his but cheek that says park it right here big boy.

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