Jermall Charlo (25-0, 19 KOs) will be making his middleweight debut against Jorge Sebastian Heiland (29-4-2, 16 KOs) in a 12-round 160 lb eliminator match. The winner will become the mandatory challenger to the 160 lb WBC titleholder — currently Gennady Golovkin.
“I’ve been training since end of January to prepare myself for the move up to middleweight,” said Charlo. “I’m feeling stronger, I’m feeling smarter and overall, I’m feeling better. Heiland is a tough fighter and I know he plans on bringing his A-game on July 29. He’s just as hungry as me. We both want to be in a place to fight the best in the division, but I never overlook the opponent in front of me. It’s been a great camp so far and I’m ready for this fight. It’s time to make my mark so I can become a two-division world champion. I plan to take care of business at 160 just like I did at 154.”
Additionally, the under card will feature a 10-round heavyweight fight between Gerald Washington (18-1-1, 12 KOs) and Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (18-0-1, 16 KOs).
“This is a great opportunity for Showtime viewers to witness Jermall Charlo’s ascent in the middleweight division in an ordered title elimination bout,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “Huge fights could be ahead for him. Washington and Miller is a significant heavyweight match up. Showtime viewers will see highlights of someone establishing themselves as an immediate player. Fans at Barclays Center are in-store for a terrific tripleheader.”