WBC Middleweight World Champion Jermall Charlo Battles Maciej Sulecki in Juneteenth Celebration in his Hometown of Houston Saturday, June 18 Stay on SHOWTIME® From Toyota Heart

Headlining Premier Boxing Champions Occasion

HOUSTON – June 1, 2022 – Unbeaten WBC Middleweight World Champion Jermall Charlo and former title challenger Maciej Sulecki previewed their upcoming championship showdown throughout a digital press convention Wednesday earlier than they meet on Saturday, June 18 dwell on SHOWTIME from Toyota Heart in Houston in an occasion offered by Premier Boxing Champions.

Charlo will maintain a Juneteenth celebration in his hometown for the second-straight 12 months on June 18, headlining in Houston once more after defeating Juan Montiel in an action-fight final 12 months at Toyota Heart. Charlo seeks a fifth profitable middleweight title protection however must get by the veteran Sulecki, who has gone the gap with former champions Daniel Jacobs and Demetrius Andrade and has added longtime Polish contender Andrzej Fonfara to his coaching group forward of this combat.

The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® telecast may even characteristic undefeated prime tremendous bantamweight contender Ra’eese Aleem battling Mike Plania within the 10-round co-main occasion, and unbeaten light-weight contender Frank Martin going through Panama’s Ricardo Núñez within the 10-round telecast opener at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

Tickets for the dwell occasion, which is promoted by Lions Solely Promotions and TGB Promotions, are on sale now and could be bought at Martin vs. Núñez is promoted in affiliation with Man Down Promotions.

Here’s what Charlo and Sulecki needed to say Wednesday:


“Juneteenth is my day and I’m comfortable to be performing once more on the primary stage in my metropolis at Toyota Heart. It’s going to be an incredible evening of boxing in opposition to one other robust opponent. I’m able to get in there.

“My opponents at all times speak. As soon as they get in there with me, they see that it’s an entire totally different story. I wished somebody like him who will are available in not scared and able to combat. That’s what I want.

“I’m in my prime and I’m prepared for everyone. Regardless of who they put in entrance of me, I’ll make the changes and get the win. All these names are simply names to me.

“Sulecki is an effective challenger. Lots of people won’t know him however he’s been in there with prime competitors. That is the precise timing for this combat in opposition to a robust opponent. I’m prepared for no matter he brings. He says he can beat my ways, however as soon as he’s in there he’s going to should survive.

“I’m not in a rush. I’m the champion at 160 kilos. So these guys should combat me it doesn’t matter what. I’ve my sights set on greater opposition. We’ll transfer ahead when it’s time. If I’ve to maneuver as much as 168 to try this, let’s take a look at the drafting board after this combat.

“Juneteenth is a giant vacation in my metropolis and my city. It began in Galveston solely 30 miles away from Houston. It’s a vacation right here and I’m the very best particular person to signify it at the moment. I’m grateful to combat Juneteenth weekend.

“I’m very conversant in Sulecki. I’ve skilled with certainly one of his associates and he’ll be capable of inform him what that warmth goes to be like within the ring.

“That is going to be one other warfare. I’m going to be within the pocket and able to go. No matter he does, I’ll make the changes. If I hit him with one thing flush, I’m going to knock him out.

“It motivated me to see my brother Jermell seize these objectives that we’ve each at all times wished. That’s one thing that I need to do. Sulecki is standing in entrance of that aim proper now. Everybody desires to be champion, however not everyone seems to be destined to be a champion.

“I’m preventing to get the most important names and get the most important fights. I’m preventing for my legacy. I’m preventing for one thing approach greater than simply preventing Sulecki.”


“I took this combat as a result of I prefer to be the underdog. I like to enter the lion’s den, I’m comfy there. I took this combat as a result of I consider I’m the higher fighter. I’m able to take my likelihood. I dwell for that second to combat in opposition to among the best fighters on the planet.

“I don’t suppose Charlo is a greater fighter than Andrade or Jacobs. I feel they’re all related fighters. Charlo continues to be an incredible fighter with an explosive punch. I’m simply prepared for this combat. I’m going to make all of it occur on June 18 within the ring.

“Each fights in opposition to Jacobs and Andrade have ready me for this combat. Charlo has made errors earlier than and I need to exploit these errors. I do know what it takes at this degree now.

“Charlo is a distinct fighter than previous opponents and I respect him for being a champion. I’m able to face the very best Charlo potential on June 18 and my solely focus is on profitable this combat.

“Phrases don’t win fights. That is going to be a distinct story than my different fights in opposition to prime guys. I’ve been right here earlier than and coaching exhausting and I’m simply prepared to indicate all the things on June 18.

“Since I used to be a toddler I at all times dreamed of that inexperienced belt. That is the combat of my life. I’ve executed all the things that I wanted to do to get to this second. I need to be the brand new champion on June 18.

“The speaking doesn’t matter, it simply issues what occurs within the ring. I don’t take into consideration something however what I’ve to do. We ready very effectively for this combat. Charlo is powerful, however I’ve proper hand too.

“I’m right here as a result of I at all times give my greatest. For the followers who’re watching this combat, they’re going to see a number of emotion and hearth from me. I’m going to indicate everybody that I’m an incredible fighter and I’m not afraid of anybody. Charlo will deliver the identical factor and I do know we’ll give the followers an incredible combat. I can’t wait to step into the ring on June 18. The ring will make clear all the things.”


Charlo vs. Sulecki will see undefeated WBC Middleweight World Champion Jermall Charlo maintain a Juneteenth celebration in his hometown for the second-straight 12 months when he steps into the ring to face robust former title challenger Maciej Sulecki on Saturday, June 18 dwell on SHOWTIME from Toyota Heart in Houston in an occasion offered by Premier Boxing Champions.

The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and can see undefeated prime tremendous bantamweight contender Ra’eese Aleem taking over Mike Plania within the 10-round co-main occasion, plus the Derrick James-trained unbeaten light-weight contender Frank Martin battles Panama’s power-punching Ricardo Núñez within the 10-round telecast opener.

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