If he could’ve, Jermall Charlo would’ve bulled past security guards, jumped into the ring, and helped Jermell Charlo, his twin brother.
Of course, that’s not how it works in the sport of boxing. So, Jermall was forced to sit in his ringside seat and watch from just a few feet away as Canelo Alvarez gave his brother a beating round after round.
It was a bit ironic. Initially, it was Jermall who was supposed to fight Alvarez last Saturday night. Ultimately, at some point during negotiations, he decided against it, citing personal issues.
Jermell, the smaller of the two and the current unified champ at 154 pounds, had no answers. He fought a defensive fight and was barely given a round by any of the three judges sitting ringside.
What’s next for Alvarez is an ambiguous question. He still has two fights remaining on his three-fight deal with Premier Boxing Champions and has a load of options. David Benavidez is one of the first names that comes to mind. Jermall, however, wants him to move to the back of the line.
After watching his brother lose a lopsided decision, the bigger twin wants a piece of the pound-for-pound star. But before any conclaves centering around a possible fight contract can be had, Jermall has to take care of business in his supposed next ring appearance.
The sequestered middleweight champ will presumably end his two-and-a-half-year layoff when he takes on Jose Benavidez Jr. next month. As long as Jermall wins, he could be in the driver’s seat. If Alvarez decides to knock on his door once again and re-engage in fight negotiations, Jermall believes that he’ll be both mentally and physically ready.
As for how a matchup between them would play out, Jermall doesn’t believe for one second that Alvarez can compete with him.
“He won’t get past my jab,” Jermall Charlo told several reporters. “He can’t f—- with me.”