*HOUSTON *(Sept. 29, 2017) – Unbeaten champion *Jermell “Iron Man”
the Houston Food Bank on Friday to meet with volunteers and help prepare
boxes of goods for victims of Hurricane Harvey alongside his twin
Charlo* and Houston-based world champion *Erislandy “The American Dream”
Lara*. The Houston Food Bank presented Jermell with a patch to wear on his
shorts during his title defense bout on October 14 live on SHOWTIME from
Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™.
After visiting the Food Bank, Charlo met with media at Charlo Boxing &
Fitness Club in Sugar Land, Texas in advance of his much-anticipated fight
against top contender*Erickson “Hammer” Lubin*. The fight will serve as the
co-main event of the high stakes SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® tripleheader
that is headlined by Erislandy Lara defending his title against
Tickets to the event are on sale now and start at $50 (not including
applicable fees). Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com,
barclayscenter.com or by calling 800-745-3000 <(800)%20745-3000>. Tickets
can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays
Center. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.
Here is what Erislandy Lara, Jermell Charlo and Jermall Charlo and had to
“When they asked me if I was available to come to the Houston Food Bank to
volunteer, I didn’t even hesitate. I was in. No matter how busy I am with
training camp, I always have time to help for a good cause.
“Houston has suffered with Hurricane Harvey. I’ve seen the devastation.
Coming to the Food Bank with my wife today is my little grain of sand to
help a bigger cause. I come from Cuba, an island that it’s often battered
by storms. I’ve seen people lose a lot to Mother Nature. I feel for them.
“I don’t think my preparation for this fight has been affected by what
happened here in Houston [Hurricane Harvey]. I have endured so much in my
life. I had to escape from my homeland to pursue my dream of becoming a
professional boxer. I defied the odds and I became a world champion. I got
here with hard work and discipline. I’m focused. Nothing distracts me.
“Gausha is a good fighter, but he doesn’t know what he signed up for. I’m
not a brawler, I’m a real fighter