By Sean Jones: Jermell Charlo says his profession focus now could be getting the “most cash” he can, and he says it’s not “satisfying” to combat the winner of the Tim Tszyu vs. Brian Mendoza combat to recapture his 154-lb undisputed championship.
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Now down in his luck & needy, Jermell says he’s returning to 154, however he could discover himself with zero choices for him to get the large payday that he simply loved final Saturday night time in his one-sided twelve spherical unanimous resolution defeat by the hands of undisputed tremendous middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez.
Jermell on skid row
Terrence Crawford, the man that Jermell desires at 154, was so disgusted by his lack of effort towards Canelo that he’s stated, “He’s not on my hit listing.”
If Crawford doesn’t change his thoughts, that basically limits Jermell’s selections at 154 to those fighters:
Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis
Jermell’s efficiency towards Canelo was so unhealthy that it could be unimaginable to place his subsequent combat on Showtime PPV towards any of the accessible fighters with out Crawford.
If Jermell stayed at 168, he’d be a helpful trial horse for the youngers David Benavidez or David Morrell Jr. to bat across the ring, get apply, and add his pelt to their assortment. There can be cash for Jermell preventing Benavidez or Caleb Plant.
The result clearly can be unhealthy for Jermell, however it could be simply as poor if he returns to 154 and places his conceal on the road for the winner of the Tim Tszyu vs. Brian Mendoza combat.
Combating Tszyu would convey within the Australian PPV dough, but it surely’s not a match that will promote within the U.S., particularly given how unhealthy Jermell appeared towards Canelo.
“I simply comply with the plans and combat whoever,” stated Jermell Charlo when requested on the post-fight press conference if he desires to combat the winner of the Tim Tszyu vs. Brian Mendoza combat to regain his undisputed 154-lb championship subsequent.
It will be a mistake for Jermell to combat the Tszyu-Mendoza winner as a result of these guys punch too laborious and would do a quantity on him. Tszyu hits as laborious as Canelo however with a greater work price & punch selection.
If Jermell took that combat, he’d doubtless be knocked out, and his days of chasing cash fights can be completed. Given the excessive danger concerned with preventing Tszyu, the administration for Jermell will steer him away from that hazard and try to persuade Crawford to alter his thoughts.
Charlo solely desires cash fights
“It’s about being nice, and I’m already a legend in boxing. Hopefully, y’all put me within the Corridor of Fame. I don’t know who the hell controls that, however I deserve it.
“It’s about preventing the most effective fights and making probably the most cash at this level in my life and profession,” stated Jermell when requested if he desires to regain his undisputed championship at 154.
“So, preventing Brian Mendoza or Tszyu, it’s not as satisfying. I’ll take heed to my coaches and comply with the plans of my administration,” stated Jermell.
So there it’s. Jermell desires no a part of preventing Mendoza or Tszyu and simply desires “probably the most cash,” which suggests he’s going to must get on his palms & knees to start out begging Crawford for a combat.