Newly crowned IBF junior middleweight champion Jermall Charlo (22-0, 17 KO's) will make his first title defense this Saturday night when he takes on Willy Campfort (21-1, 12 KO's) at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, TX. Charlo defeated Brundage earlier this year to win the belt. Saturday he will be the main event on NBC again as he tries to build up his name as a star in the sport of boxing.
"I was on NBC when I got my title and now to be back there, headlining this time to defend my title, I'm more than excited. With the fight being here in Texas, I feel like I'm at home." Charlo said. "I had a strong camp. Before I got the title I was in good shape and I took no time off, so I'm ready and I'm going to adjust once I get in the ring. I'm listening to my coach and I'm more than ready to go in and give it my all."
Charlo was in camp with fellow former junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara. Lara fights this week as well.
"Erislandy (Lara) and I are in camp together and we get a chance to train and learn from each other and challenge each other. It keeps me really focused. It's great being in camp with him and with our coach Ronnie Shields. Being in a championship stable is added motivation, but also added pressure to continue to be the best."
The fight begins at 3pm EST this Saturday afternoon.