Every great fighter needs a challenge. Sometimes that means moving up in weight to find and face the very best competition. Which is exactly what unbeaten WBC Interim Middleweight Champion Jermall Charlo (28-0, 21 KOs) has done. On Saturday, the Houston-native returns home to defend his belt against tough middleweight contender Brandon Adams (21-2, 13 KOs) at NRG Arena in Houston this Saturday. It will just be Charlo's fourth fight at 160 pounds after a dominant run at 154. The Texan is now into a division chock full of talented sluggers he hopes to face, including Canelo Alvarez, Gennadiy Golovkin, Demetrius Andrade, and Daniel Jacobs. An impressive victory against Adams would move him one step closer to fellow elite talent in the division. Catch all the action on Saturday, June 29th, live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) on DIRECTV. 

Then on SHOWTIME in July, undefeated two-time champion and Baltimore native Gervonta "Tank" Davis (21-0, 20 KOs) makes a homecoming defense of his super featherweight title against hard-hitting challenger Ricardo Núñez (21-2, 19 KOs). Catch Tank Davis in action on Saturday, July 27th, live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) on DIRECTV.

DIRECTV Sports recently caught up with the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on-air crew to discuss the slate of high-profile bouts on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING this summer. Check it out below:

“The voice of SHOWTIME boxing” Mauro Ranallo talks heavyweights, plus "homecoming' fights for Jermall Charlo and Gervonta Davis. 

SHOWTIME analyst Paulie Malignaggi discusses whether Jermall Charlo can compete in the star-studded middleweight division, plus who would have the edge in a Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury rematch.  

SHOWTIME analyst Al Bernstein thinks both Jermall Charlo and Gervonta "Tank" Davis are ready to take the next step. 

Catch all the action, Saturday, June 29th, at 9PM ET/6PM PT on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on DIRECTV.

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