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Jermell Charlo wants Canelo Alvarez for undisputed

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By Adam Baskin: Injured Jermell Charlo came out of the woodwork today, calling out Canelo Alvarez and saying he wants promoter Eddie Hearn to set up a fight.

Canelo isn’t indulging the clout-chasing, payday-seeking Jermell Charlo because he’s got a more serious fight ahead of him in a rematch against WBA light heavyweight Dmitry Bivol on September 16th.

Besides, the last thing Canelo needs is to sign up for a fight with Jermell and then postpone it repeatedly because of his injury problems.

The sense of entitlement that Jermell has knows no bounds. That’s the problem with these fighters. They don’t want to work for things and lazily want opportunities to fall into their laps.

If Jermell were serious about fighting Canelo, he’d move up to 168 and earn the fight by running the gauntlet through these killers:

  • David Morrell Jr
  • David Benavidez
  • Diego Pacheco
  • Caleb Plant

If there were anything left of Jermell Charlo after going through that murderer’s row, then it would be alright for him to fight Canelo.

Charlo (35-1-1, 19 KOs) didn’t give any particulars on what weight class a fight between him at Canelo would take place because he fights at 154. Jermell hasn’t fought since May 2022, as he’s been nursing a broken left hand that is healing at an incredibly slow, slow rate. His

WBO mandatory Tim Tszyu has been waiting for his mandated title shot against Charlo for ages, and no one has any idea when or if that fight will ever occur.

“Why don’t they make Canelo undisputed. That could be a big thing in boxing. Tag Eddie Hearn. Undisputed vs. undisputed,” said Jermell Charlo on social media about wanting to fight Canelo Alvarez. “I’ll gain a little weight.

“Let me show you what it is. Why don’t you make Canelo vs. Charlo? Somebody put that together. Little Charlo will fight anybody. I ain’t ever ducked no smoke.

“That b**ch can’t beat me off his last performance,” said Jermell, referring to Canelo’s lackluster win over John Ryder last weekend. “I wanted to show you all that I still exist. Eddie Hearn, come put that Charlo s**t together.

“I already accomplished everything. When the [left] hand gets right, I’ll go knock him out and then knock the other mother f***er out,” said Charlo.

Charlo broke his hand last year, and it’s STILL not healed after six months. He was supposed to defend against his WBO mandatory Tim Tszyu last January but couldn’t because of his hand injury.

Here we are at May, and Charlo’s hand is still out of commission. Adam Baskin doesn’t know what the Guinness Book of world records is for a slowly healing hand, but it wouldn’t surprise me if Charlo were on this list.

Even if Canelo (59-2-2, 39 KOs) were willing to entertain fighting the inactive Jermell, he would not come down to 154 or 160 to fight him. For his part, Jermell likely won’t want to go up to 168 to fight Canelo at his weight for his undisputed championship.

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