Jermall Charlo’s Pursuit: Can He Secure the Canelo Fight?

By Dan Ambrose - 04/26/2024 - Comments

Jermall Charlo let his fans know today on social media that he wants to avenge his brother’s loss to Canelo Alvarez when he returns to the ring. The unbeaten Jermall (30-0, 22 KOs) still hopes to get a fight against Canelo despite having passed up on the match last year.

Barriers to the Big Fight

Canelo has a fight next month against Jaime Munguia on May 4th, and after that, it’s believed that Edger Berlanga is a possibility if he doesn’t choose Terence Crawford or someone selected by the Saudis.

Berlanga is a terrible fight, but fans would still likely prefer him over Jermall because he’s been more active. Also, casual boxing fans will mistake Jermall with his twin brother, Jermell Charlo, who put in a lackluster performance in his 12 round decision loss to Canelo last September.

The problem Jermall has in getting the Canelo fight is inactivity. Although he fought last November, beating Jose Benavidez Jr. by a 10-round unanimous decision, he has nothing planned for his next fight, and it appears he’s just sitting around, waiting to see if Canelo will fight him.

Inactivity: A Hurdle for Charlo

That’s not a good idea because he may waste another year, and he’s not staying in the limelight with fans. You need that if you want Canelo to fight you. Charlo has only fought three times in the last four years, and it seems like he’s enjoying himself a little too much with the money he’s made.

If Jermall were to take a tune-up fight, it would help him stay ready for a match against Canelo. That’s what he needs most of all because Canelo wants to fight guys that are being talked about by fans.

Jermall, 33, apologized to former IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant for pulling on his beard last year, which resulted in him getting slapped.

“I’m going to get the revenge. I’m not enjoying this s*** no more,” said Jermall Charlo on social media about his career. The money ain’t the issue. I got a birthday coming in a couple of days. I did enough. I made history.”

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