Jermall Charlo gives Sergiy Derevyanchenko a warning: “What round is it going to be?”
By Jeff Aronow: Jermall Charlo is making it clear that he’s going to knock out challenger his #1 WBC rated challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko on September 26 in their match next month on Showtime pay-per-view.
Charlo (30-0, 22 KOs) will be making his third defense of his WBC middleweight title that he won outside of the ring in 2019.
On September 26, Charlo and Derevyanchenko will be meeting for their 12-round contest at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. The winner of the fight has a good shot at facing the likes of Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin.
Charlo confident of winning
Derevyanchenko already fought GGG and lost to him by a questionable 12 round decision last October. He’d like a rematch with the famous Kazakstan fighter if possible, but he’ll need to beat Charlo to improve his chances of that happening.
“On September 26, y’all lock-in,” said Jermall on social media about his fight against Derevyanchenko on Showtime pay-per-view.”Y’all acting different. Y’all act like you’ve never seen me do this s***.
“What round is it going to be? That’s all you’ve got to worry about,” said Charlo suggesting that he’s going to knock out Derevyanchenko. “What round is it going to be? You know what I’m saying? What round is it going to be?” said Charlo
Jermall is living the good life right now as one of the nouveau riche [new money], and let’s hope that that the comfortable life of a millionaire has made him forget that he’s got to put in the hard work to stay on top.
Jermall’s opponent Derevyanchenko isn’t one of the wealthy yet, and he’s putting in the grueling training to win this fight. Hopefully, for Charlo’s sake, he hasn’t forgotten what he had to go through to get to this level in his career because boxing, like any sport, isn’t kind to the fighters that slack off after they become multi-millionaires.
Jermall faces his first real test
Derevyanchenko (13-2, 10 KOs) is unquestionably the toughest test of the 30-year-old Charlo’s 12-year professional career, and it’s going to be exciting to see if he can pass it. Up until now, Charlo has been well cared for by his management. They haven’t put him in deep with any of the talented fighters at 154 and 160.
Now that Charlo is in his 30s, his handlers are ready to put him in with the best to see how he does. If Jermall performs at the same level as he did in his controversial 12 round unanimous decision win over Matt Korobov in 2018, he’ll lose.
Derevyanchenko is a better fighter than the 36-year-old Korobov, and he can do a lot more things due to his technical ability. They call Derevyanchenko ‘The Technician,” and like his fellow countryman ‘Hi-Tech’ Vasiliy Lomachenko, he’s got a well-rounded game.
The best opponents Jermall Charlo has faced are these fighters:
- Julian ‘J-Rock’ Williams
- Austin Trout – close fight
- Matt Korobov – controversial win for Jermall
- Cornelius Bundrage
The rest of the fighters that Charlo has fought have been lesser opposition for the most part, and no one talented enough to give him problems. But what we saw in Charlo’s fights against Trout and Korobov, he went life and death with both of those guys.
Charlo vows to shut Derevyanchenko’s game down
“My game plan is going to be to shut his game plan down. We’ll see on fight night,” said Charlo on what he plans on doing against Derevyanchenko. “It would definitely deliver a statement to the boxing world if I knock him out.
“The power is for real and I can get in there and hurt just about anybody. We will show everyone on September 26 that we’re the future of boxing,’ said Jermall.
Charlo and his twin brother WBC junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo are fighting in fighting in two-part, a six-fight doubleheader on SHOWTIME PPV on September 26. The first event will take place in the afternoon followed later in the evening by the second event at the same location
- Brandon Figueroa (20-0-1, 15 KOs) vs. Damien Vasquez (15-1, 7 KOs)
- Diego Magdaleno (32-3, 13 KOs) vs. Isaac Cruz (19-1-1, 14 KOs)
Jermell (33-1, 17 KOs) will take on IBF/WBA junior middleweight champion Jeison Rosario (20-1-1, 14 KOs) in the headliner in other events on September 26.
Jermell Charlo’s undercard:
- Mario Barrios (25-0, 16 KOs) vs. Ryan Karl (18-2, 11 KOs)
- Daniel Roman (26-3-1, 10 KOs) vs. Emmanuel Rodriguez (19-1, 12 KOs)
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