Conwell: “I Got To Take Down Charlo And Tszyu To Be Top Dog!”

Conwell Only Sees Two Names Between Him and the Top Slot

Charles Conwell says Tim Tszyu and Jermell Charlo top the super welterweight division
Charles Conwell has Tim Tszyu and Jermell Charlo on his radar

Charles Conwell Has Jermell Charlo and Tim Tszyu on his Radar


In what he hopes to be a significant power play, super welterweight contender Charles “Bad News” Conwell (18-0, 13 KO’s) recently pledged his temporary allegiance to Golden Boy Promotions. With designs on being the head honcho of the 154-pound landscape, Bad News fully understands he has a great deal more work to put in. To do so, there are certain key figureheads that must go first. In this instance, figure heads such as WBA champion Jermell Charlo and WBO champion Tim Tszyu are on the chopping block.

At least, this is the story that he had for Fight Hype.

“[when asked who is the division’s top dog] It’s Jermell Charlo, if he is still there but who I think is next, who everybody else thinks is the next great 154-pound star is Tim Tszyu. So I would say it’s probably Tim Tszyu. If it ain’t Charlo, then it’s Tim Tszyu. So I think those are the top two biggest names in the super welterweight division that I got to take down before I can solidify myself as the top dog of the division.”

I’M A MADE MAN NOW!

It will be informative to see who his new Golden Boy Promotion backers come up with as his next opponent. Ranked #1 (WBC), Conwell is in a perfect position to challenge the winner of Sebastian Fundora and Serhii Bohachuk. Fundora and Bohachuk will dance on March 30 to decide the fate of the vacant WBC 154-pound title.

Yet some will ponder over why #1 ranked Conwell was passed over for #3 (WBA) ranked Fundora and #9 (WBO) and #2 (WBC) ranked Bohachuk to compete for the vacant strap. This becomes even more quizzical when considering that Fundora is coming directly off a knockout loss to Brian Mendoza. Understanding and accepting of the politics though, Bad News is able to remain rather optimistic on the matter. Now, let’s see what actually happens!

“You know how it is in this game, it’s a lot of politics in this game. I don’t think that none of these guys are scared to fight me or nothing like that. It’s a lot of politics . . . but now that I got a major promoter behind me, I got a big company, I got a streaming service behind me, I think we can get some of those big fights made.”

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