Jermall Charlo to David Benavidez: You got to get vaccinated for me to fight you
By Aragon Garcia: Jermall Charlo says that David Benavidez must prove that he’s been given the COVID 19 vaccination as a precondition for him to fight him.
Charlo says he got his vaccination already, so now it’s up to Benavidez to get one too if he wants to fight him. The requirements that Jermall has for Benavidez to get a fight against him makes you wonder if he’s serious about making that match.
Charlo (31-0, 22 KOs) says he’s willing to move up from 160 to take on the unbeaten WBC super middleweight champion Benavidez (23-0, 20 KOs), but he’s going to have to show proof that he’s been given the vaccination.
Benavidez being asked to jump through a hoops
Jermall must not know that it’s practically impossible to get vaccinated unless your 75 and found a place that is willing to give it to you.
Benavidez probably won’t be able to get vaccinated in time to face Jermall in the first half of this year, but that might be what he’s hoping for.
Charlo says Benavidez must get vaccinated
“Get that David Benavidez on the line. I’ve been trying to call him, but he hasn’t answered,” said Jermall Charlo on social media. “Someone tell Benavidez to call me right now and we’ll set this s***.
“They don’t want to fight me. That’s a little boy,” Jermall said of the 24-year-old David Benavidez. “What is he? 23 or 24? I’ll hit him with some s*** he never been hit before.
“You mother f*** are retarded. Remmber the s*** what happened with [Erickson] Lubin. The mother f**** was too young and too dumb.
“He ran right into that s*** [from Jermall’s twin bother Jermell Charlo]. It snapped his mother f**** neck. He [Benavidez] could be my son. I could raise your a**.
They’re kids. I’m not fighting nobody under 25, and I’ not fighting nobody that don’t take the COVID vaccination.
If you don’t get the vaccination, I’m not fighting you. You have to get vaccinated for me to fight you. Boxing is already watered down.
You want me to be watered down, broke and sick? Hell no. Y’all got to take the vaccination.
Get vaccinated, and have it on paper and bring it to the ring. Yeah, y’all going to have to get that shot before you can get in the ring with me.
Why wouldn’t I want my opponent to get vaccinated? These are my opponents. All my opponents must get vaccinated. I’m vaccinated already. I already got the vaccination.
Benavidez, 24, still needs to win his fight next month against contender Ronald Ellis (18-1-2, 12 KOs) on March 13th at the Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville.
If Charlo wants to fight in April or May, that will not give Benavidez much time for him to recover and rest from his fight against Ellis in March.
Does Charlo think he’s going to be the A-side in the promotion and be the one that’s calling all the shots?
I don’t think that’s going to fly with Benavidez because he’s not going to want to treat Charlo like he’s the king. When Charlo moves up to 168, he’ll be the newbie and will be starting from scratch.
Charlo to put his 160-lb title on the line
“If I got to 168, I’m still going to put my 160 belt on the line. If you want it, you can get it. Hey, Jose [Benavidez] shut your a** up. Put your brother on the phone.
“Benavidez, put your big brother on the phone. I’m trying to get Benavidez’s family on the line. His daddy was going to call me and s***. I’m waiting on the call. I’ll talk to him.
“What’s up, pop? You want your son to fight me? What’s up, David Benavidez’s daddy? Let’s fight. Request me, give me the request. I’m trying to add his pop,” said Benavidez.
If Charlo is going to move up to 160, he might as well vacate his WBC trinket and forget about that secondary belt.
Canelo Alvarez is the one with the WBC title that counts in the fans’ eyes with his Franchise belt. Charlo needs to give up his WBC belt and make his move to 168 permanent. No excuses.
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