Charlo: “If Mayweather Comes Back, Fighting Me Is Too Risky”

Jermell Charlo Warns Floyd not to Fight Him

Jermell Charlo (left), Floyd Mayweather Jr
Jermell Charlo (left), Floyd Mayweather Jr

Jermell Charlo Warns Floyd not to Fight Him

Well it appears that WBC world super welterweight champion Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (33-1, 17 KO’s) has a lofty self-image! In a recent upload to his social media, the boisterous Texan warned retired former five division world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather (50-0, 27 KO’s) to never to face him the ring. To do so would be bad for this health!

In July, news broke that Money was in negotiations to stage another exhibition in Japan. Thankfully though, it was not to rematch the thoroughly trounced upon and teary-eyed Tenshin Nasukawa. This time, Mayweather was eyeing former WBA world super featherweight champion Takashi “KO Dynamite” Uchiyama (24-2-1, 20 KO’s).

So, apparently the super welterweight champion Charlo felt that was enough to shoot some shots!

“If he does come back to boxing and he wants to fight and he wants a hard fight, I’m going to be honest, fighting me the risk is not the same. The reward and the risk don’t match and I understand that.

So I would tell Floyd, do everything he can and keep doing what he can to make money and feed his family. It’s some people in boxing you want to stay away from and I know consciously that I’m one!”


In the end, this is likely just going remain a quick snippet of fun social media hijinks. Mayweather has repeatedly stated that he has no intention on contracting a professional prizefight ever again. Furthermore, Money has never made a habit of responding to those using his name in a public format. And it’s not a smart bet to believe that will change now.

Yet, Jermell Charlo is presently preoccupied anyway.

He already is contracted to participate in a SHOWTIME pay-per-view double-header along with his big brother WBC world middleweight champion Jermall “Hit Man” Charlo (30-0, 22 KO’s) on September 26.

On that day, Iron Man will face the challenge of WBA and IBF world super welterweight champion Jeison “Banana” Rosario (20-1-1, 14 KO’s). This is expected to be an entertaining, high-impact dust-up that many are viewing as just about a 50/50 coin toss. No matter who comes out on top, you can’t really be terribly surprised. However, Charlo does enjoy a slight edge in fan opinion and much more experience on the big stage.

So, will there is no point holding your breath waiting on Charlo v Mayweather, you can get genuinely pumped for Charlo v Rosario.

By: Bakari Simpson

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