Prospects Colbert, Spencer, Ramos return on June 23

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The trio of prospects will fight on FOX.

PBC’s June 23 show on FOX has been beefed up, adding both a fight to the main card and a pair of bouts to the prelim portion of the show, which will also air on FOX instead of FS1 or FS2.

Lightweight Chris Colbert (11-0, 4 KO) will be in eight- or 10-round action on the prelims against Alberto Mercado (16-2-1, 3 KO), a solid step-up fight for the 22-year-old Brooklyn southpaw. Colbert was last seen on April 13 in Minneapolis, stopping Mario Briones in the second round. Mercado, 31, is a Puerto Rican southpaw whose losses have both been 10-round decisions to Jayson Velez and Lamont Roach Jr in 2017 and 2018, respectively.

The prelim portion of the show will also feature Jesus Ramos (9-0, 9 KO), a promising 18-year-old welterweight from Casa Grande, Arizona. Ramos turned pro about a year ago, and has blitzed through opponents thus far, never going past the second round. Eight of his fights have come in Mexico, with his last bout on April 27 in Phoenix. He’s faced absolutely no one thus far.

On June 23, he takes a mild step up against Rondale Hubbert (13-8-2, 8 KO), a 30-year-old from North Dakota. Hubbert is pure club fighter, but he gave some rounds to both Ladarius Miller and Mike Reed back in 2015 when they were both undefeated prospects. Ramos-Hubbert is set for four rounds.

Junior middleweight Joey Spencer (7-0, 6 KO) will be part of the main card action. The 19-year-old, originally from Michigan and now based in California, was featured on the April 13 FS1 card from Minneapolis, outpointing Osias Vasquez over six rounds. He’ll take on Akeem Black (5-2, 2 KO). It’s clear that PBC are high on Spencer. Spencer-Black is set for six rounds.

The June 23 card will be headlined by Jermell Charlo, who faces Jorge Cota (replacing the injured Tony Harrison), and also feature Guillermo Rigondeaux vs Julio Ceja in a WBC 122-pound eliminator.

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