On the Co-Main event of the Shawn Porter vs. Andre Berto WBC welterweight title eliminator, one of Dallas' top super welterweight contenders, Charles "The Future" Hatley (26-1-1-, 18KO's) will face off against Jermell Charlo (28-0, 13 KOs) of Houston for Charlo's WBC world super welterweight title Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York on Showtime.
This will be Charlo's first defense of his title and Hatley is coming to get it, after taking the WBC Super Silver Super Welterweight title from Anthony Mundine (47-8, 27 KO's) in his hometown of Melbourne, Australia.
Ranked as the number one Super Welterweight contender by the WBC, Hatley is in the biggest fight of his career with hopes of bringing a world title back to his hometown of Dallas, Texas
It has been a long time coming for the next world boxing champion for Dallas. Quincy Taylor (28-4, 24 KO's) captured the WBC World middleweight title in 1995 but surrendered it in his first defense the following year in 1996.
Taking nothing from Quincy Taylor, the most well known world champion from Dallas, Texas was the great Curtis Cokes (62-14, 32 KO's), who held the WBC and WBA World Welterweight titles from 1966 to 1969 and defended them numerous times at the historical Memorial Auditorium in Dallas, Texas.
The fight is on Showtime Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9:30PM ET Eastern Time/ 6:30PM PT Pacific Time, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York.