Jermall Charlo will put his WBC middleweight title on the line against Juan Macias Montiel on Saturday at the Toyota Center in Houston.
The fight card starts at 9 p.m. ET and will be televised on Showtime. But if you don’t have cable or don’t have Showtime, here are some different ways can watch a live stream of Charlo vs Montiel online:
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Amazon Prime subscribers (Prime comes with a 30-day free trial) can watch all live and on-demand Showtime content on the Prime Showtime channel. You can try both Amazon Prime and the Showtime Channel at no cost with a free trial right here:
Once you’re signed up for the Prime Showtime Channel, you can watch Charlo vs Montiel live on the Amazon Video app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Nvidia Shield, Xiaomi, Echo Show or Echo Spot, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, various Smart TV’s, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
You can also watch on your computer via the Amazon website.
Showtime is available as an add-on to FuboTV’s main 100-plus-channel package. Both the main channel bundle and the Showtime add-on can be included in your free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Charlo vs Montiel live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
You can also watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.
AT&T TV has four different channel packages: “Entertainment”, “Choice”, “Ultimate” and “Premier.” Showtime is only available in the “Premier” package or as a separate add-on to another bundle, but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free 14-day trial.
Note that the free trial isn’t advertised as such, but your “due today” amount will be $0 when signing up. If you watch on your computer, phone or tablet, you won’t be charged for 14 days. If you watch on a streaming device on your TV (Roku, Fire Stick, Apple TV, etc.), you will be charged for the first month, but you can get still get a full refund if you cancel before 14 days:
Once signed up for AT&T TV, you can watch Charlo vs Montiel live on the AT&T TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the AT&T TV website.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV also comes with 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to unlimited hours).
Whether you already have Hulu or you want to sign up for a new subscription, Showtime is available as an add-on to either Hulu or Hulu with Live TV. If you’re a new subscriber, you can start a free 30-day trial of regular Hulu plus the Showtime add-on:
Once signed up, you can watch Charlo vs Montiel live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.
Charlo vs Montiel Preview
Charlo, a Houston native, has held a share of the WBC middleweight title since April 2018, when he knocked out Hugo Centeno Jr. in the second round for the interim belt.
He successfully defended that strap once before being named the WBC’s outright champ. Since the promotion, the 31-year-old has retained his title three times, most recently taking a unanimous decision over Sergiy Derevyanchenko.
“I’m blessed to be in this position to showcase my talent,” Charlo said Thursday, according to Fightnews.com. “Camp was awesome. I’ve had great sparring throughout and I’m ready.
“On Saturday you can expect a hard fight. If he comes at me the same way everyone comes at me, you’re going to see the same Jermall Charlo. I can deliver explosive knockouts, go 12 rounds or beat you down from start to finish.
“If he’s strong like they say he is, I’ll show you my movement and attack the body. I have all the skills and ability of every other great middleweight throughout history.
“He’s strong, but I fight strong fighters. I spar heavy fighters all the time. I’m strong too, right? I’m not worried about his power. This is my hometown, and I’m going to stay champion. The talk about his power is just going to make me fight harder.”
Two days before the bout, President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law. The legislation rendered June 19 — known as Juneteenth — a national holiday. Juneteenth commemorates the end of the enslavement of Black people in the United States; on the same date in 1865, Union Army general Gordon Granger proclaimed slaves in Texas free.
“You know, I’m honored to be fighting on June 19th, to get the chance to represent my people and all the African-Americans that found out they were free back in the days, all the ancestors that fought,” Charlo said, according to Boxing Scene. “You know, I get the chance to fight on the same day that they found out they were free. That’s awesome. You know, I love it.”
While Charlo is heavily favored, his opponent is rather dangerous — all 22 of Montiel’s victories have come via knockout.
“I know that I have the best middleweight in front of me, so I knew that I had to train harder than ever for this fight,” Montiel said, per Fightnews.com.
“I believe that if he wants to trade punches with me, he’s going to be sorry that he chose that strategy.
“I’m very thankful for this opportunity. On Saturday night I’m going to fulfill my dream of becoming a world champion. No matter what it takes.”
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