Charlo/Centeno Postponed

Middleweight Eliminator moved to April


For fans of Middleweight contender Jermall Charlo, I’m afraid you’ll have to wait a little while longer before seeing him in the ring.

 The fight that was originally slated to take place on the undercard of the WBC Heavyweight title fight between Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz at the Barclays Centre, Brooklyn, New York on March 3rd. It is mooted that the fight, which is for the WBC Interim Middleweight Title. Will now happen at the same venue on April 21st on the undercard of the scheduled bout between two of boxing’s bad boys, Omar Figueroa Jr and Adrian Broner.

 A rib injury to the challenger Hugo Centeno Jr is the reason behind the bout having to be rescheduled.

 “I’m devastated.,” said Centeno. “I’ve been in the gym for a long time. Being so close to a fight and accomplishing my dream of a world title it’s devastating

 “It happened during sparring. I tried to work through the pain and as the day progressed and the adrenaline subsided I had to go to the ER and get checked out. It’s a good enough injury that it had to be postponed. Nothing was broken, but it was severe enough to keep me from fighting.

 “I was just about to peak. Now I have to taper off a bit and cut back to let my body recover and then pick it up and get some momentum back.”

 
We’ve not seen the former Light Middleweight champion since he stopped Jorge Sebastian Heiland in four rounds in June last year. A bout which saw him become the mandatory challenger to the belt currently occupied by pound 4 pound elite Gennady Golovkin.

 I wish Centeno a speedy recovery, this fight has ramifications over who could be next in line to take on the winner of Golovkin and Canelo, who fight in Vegas on May 5th.

By: Aaron Cooper 

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