Via Allan Fox: Jermall Charlo said he is open to a match to determine an opponent for Canelo Alvarez if needed. Undefeated WBC middleweight champion Charlo (32-0.22 KOs) was unable to fight Canelo this year after he turned down a $100 million two-way fight to face Dmitry Bivol and Gennadiy Golovkin last year. now on.
Charlo will now face Maciej Sulecki (30-2, 11 KOs) at 6pm on Showtime in Houston, Texas. Jermall’s management tried to set up a fight with #1 WBC Jaime Munguia, but negotiations broke down over US TV rights.
If Jermall is in a match he will likely have to face David Benavidez, it will be an uphill fight. PBC likely also wants Caleb Plant to be part of the box-off, even though he had a hit against Canelo and lost last November.
It would be refreshing if Charlo were to go into a match because the opposition he has faced since moving up to 160 has been disappointing.
Many boxing fans believe that PBC made Jermall look better than him by pairing him with the weak opposition on Showtime, who televised poor fights without drawing a similar line about Charlo needs to be facing the opposition better for them to show his matches. .
“I am just living my dream. There is a lot of talk about Canelo. We offered him $100 million and I didn’t get that fight,” Jermall Charlo told. DAZN Boxing Show.
“I had eight or nine drops in the week of the fight, so I know how boxing goes. I’m the champion, they’ll have to fight me. They will have to answer the call someday.
“Who in my weight class wants to fight? That’s the thing. I’m going to do it, I’m down for sure,” Jermall said of the move to 168th. “I’m down to go to any weight class or any network. I’m down to being great. Do you know what I’m saying?
“I will fight on any network, as long as they watch. It won’t harm me. I don’t know what business with Demetrius Andrade is. They might think it’s the complicated Jermall Charlo, but it’s not.
“Demetrius Andrade was supposed to fight my brother, and he withdrew from the fight. I’m not running away from anyone. I went up to ”160. Demetrius Andrade has the belt at 160 and we could have united. Now he’s moved to 168. Who is he fighting at 168?
“I’m in a department where I can swing where I want to go. I feel Canelo. I understand what Canelo is going through. Everyone wants to fight Canelo, everyone wants to check.
“I understand him saying we have to make a match. That’s what we have to do in amateurs. It’s not something we’re not familiar with. They’re having all the young men and boys up to my weight class. Then they’ll say I’m looking for people.
“Do I have to go heavyweight to get respect? If we have to box, then stage that.
“I received moneye. I also want to do that. I’m happy for that,” Jermall said when asked if he wanted to fight Caleb Plant.
“Probably Benavidez. It’s a big challenge,” Charlo said when asked who he would choose if he could choose who to fight. Probably not,” Jermall said when asked if he would get credit if he beat Benavidez. “He failed drug tests, lost weight, and lost his belt.
“I love it,” Charlo said when asked about his thoughts on Canelo going up to 175 to challenge WBA champion Dmitry Bivol. “It’s entertainment. Who doesn’t want to go up and grab all the belts?
“I’m ready. Sooner or later it’s going to happen,” Charlo said of his fight with Canelo. “I’m going to hit my breakthrough.”