By Dan Ambrose: Jermall Charlo says he’d be prepared to battle former two-time WBC tremendous middleweight champion David Benavidez if he comes all the way down to 160 or face him at a catchweight.
WBC middleweight champion Charlo (32-0, 22 KOs) says a battle with the 24-year-old Benavidez (24-0, 21 KOs) might occur in a catchweight between 160 and 168.
With that mentioned, Charlo doesn’t sound significantly motivated to battle the undefeated Benavidez, regardless that he can be by far the perfect opponent he’d have fought throughout his 13-year-old skilled profession.
Jermall says he doesn’t see what Benavidez brings to the desk as a result of he misplaced his WBC 168-lb title final yr in August 2020 when he got here in obese for his title protection in opposition to Roamer Alexis Angulo. He feels that he doesn’t have something to supply.
Charlo says states that the followers discuss him and Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin, not Benavidez. It’s pointless for Jermall to be speaking about Golovkin (41-1-1, 36 KOs) as a result of he’s about to show 40-years-old in April, and he seems to be solely centered on taking protected fights at this level in his profession whereas he waits to see if Canelo will give him a trilogy match.
JERMALL WILLING TO FIGHT BENAVIDEZ
“If David Benavidez could make 160, we are able to do it,” mentioned Jermall Charlo if we are able to sort of catch a catchweight in between 160 and 168.
“David Benavidez is a 168-pounder that hasn’t made weight, and he has no title. And he has nothing to supply me. In order that’s why individuals preserve mentioning Canelo and Golovkin, the upper stakes.
“I’ll battle Benavidez; he’s no drawback for me. They speak quite a bit, ‘I’m sturdy, this and that,’ but it surely’s completely different whenever you get in there and should determine one thing out. Man, don’t hearken to it. Hey followers, y’all preserve it locked. We obtained larger issues in retailer,” mentioned Charlo.
Asking Benavidez to come back all the way down to 160 to battle is basically Jermall’s manner of claiming he doesn’t need the battle. The 6’2″ Benavidez is simply too huge to meltdown to 160 to battle Charlo, and he’s obtained to know that.
Benavidez can be a number of bother for Jermall, and he’d doubtless beat him fairly simply until he have been weight drained from coming all the way down to 160.
If Charlo needs to battle Benavidez, he wants to speak to his supervisor Al Haymon at Premier Boxing Champions and have him put the battle collectively.
Followers are getting bored with watching Charlo battle lesser opposition, because it’s evident at this level that he’s milking his WBC middleweight title in opposition to weak opposition in order that he can keep champion for so long as attainable.
Jermall’s title defenses for his WBC belt:
- Juan Macias Montiel
- Sergiy Derevyanchenko
- Dennis Hogan
- Brandon Adams
Benavidez is combating subsequent month in opposition to Jose Uzcategui (31-4, 26 KOs) in an IBF & WBC tremendous middleweight title eliminator on November thirteenth on SHOWTIME BOXING on the Footprint Middle, in Phoenix, Arizona.