Jermall Charlo has just provided additional information regarding his upcoming return bout. He stated that he intended to face Jose Benavidez Jr. on November 25 as part of a bill that will be highlighted by a bout between David Benavidez and Demetrius Andrade.
Hitman also divulged the news that boxing veteran Roy Jones Jr. and Ronnie Shields will be a member of his training team in the next fight.
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Since more than two years ago, Jermall Charlo has not participated in any professional competitions. The 33-year-old boxer was last seen competing in June of 2021, when he successfully defended his WBC middleweight title by winning a unanimous decision against Juan Macias Montiel.
Canelo Alvarez was supposed to fight Charlo earlier this year, but Jermell Charlo, Charlo’s brother, ended up getting the fight instead. Charlo was supposed to face Canelo Alvarez.
During an Instagram Live broadcast, ‘Hitman’ explained his decision to decline the fight by stating that he did so because he wanted his brother Jermell to earn a significant sum of money.
“Listen, I’m going to tell you the truth. I also signed a contract with Canelo, but I delivered it to my brother first so that we could both benefit financially from the arrangement. We are going to come out ahead financially. I didn’t particularly want to go on live, but I decided to let my brother have his fing fight anyway, all right? You all have something against me? My brother is the one who is going to fight. My brother should be allowed to compete, and he should be allowed to move up two weight classes. Jermall Charlo has been quoted as saying, “I want to fight the motherfer, but it is what it is.”
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