NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 21: WBC Super Welterweight Championship competitors Jermell Charlo and … [+]
It’s time to run it back as bitter rivals renew acquaintances on Saturday night in Ontario, California. Here is how you can watch WBC Super Welterweight Champion Tony Harrison defend his title in a rematch with former champ, Jermell Charlo’
- Date: Saturday, December 21
- Time: 8 pm ET, 6 pm ET Undercard
- TV: FOX and FS1 for the undercard
- Live Stream: Fox Sports Go
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 22: Jermell Charlo (black trunks) fights Tony Harrison (orange trunks) … [+]
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To say there is bad blood between Harrison and Charlo is an understatement. Despite the fact Harrison handed Charlo his first pro defeat and took his title in a controversial split decision, the two men have traded insults ever since the initial meeting almost a year ago to the day of the rematch.
This fight was supposed to take place earlier this year, but an injury forced Harrison out of the contest.
That delay only built the tension between the two 154-pounders. Now the time has come for Charlo to right the wrong from the first bout. Harrison’s movement, arm length and punching accuracy gave Charlo some issues, but it didn’t seem to be enough to cause a title change.
However, that’s how the judges scored the fight and the result left a bad taste in Charlo’s mouth. He’ll likely stop at nothing to get his title back, and to pursue unification afterward. Harrison wants to prove the first fight wasn’t a fluke.
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 20: Hugo Centeno Jr poses for members of the media at the weigh-ins for the … [+]
The undercard schedule will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1 and it’s not packed with well-known names. Former Jermall Charlo victim, Hugo Centeno faces Juan Macias Montiel. Also, Filipino contender Jhack Tepora matches up with Oscar Escandon, and finally, Raymond Guajardo will clash with Ronnis Reed.
Compared to the depth of Friday’s DAZN card headlined by Daniel Jacobs vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., the PBC card seems to pale in comparison.
Perhaps one or more of these fights will surprise and provide something entertaining and memorable. if not, it’s still boxing on free TV. Enjoy it.