Jermell Charlo: The Drive To Become Undisputed
For two-time WBC junior middleweight champion Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (33-1, 17KOs), the only thing that matters at this point in his career is becoming undisputed junior middleweight champion.
The Houston, Texas native is 29 years old and knows that truly cementing his legacy requires obtaining that status. The two men standing in his way are unified WBA and IBF champion Jesion “Banana” Rosario (20-1-1, 14KOs) and WBO champion Patrick Texiera (31-1, 22KOs).
READY TO UNIFY WITH ROSARIO!
Speaking on the Premier Boxing Champions podcast, Charlo made it clear that he wants to face the hard-hitting Dominican slugger Rosario.
“I need Rosario so I can get him out the way so I can hold the belts, and really have that. I don’t got to tell y’all how I’m making a living for my family, it’s already understood. You dig?”
ON FACING ROSARIO WITHOUT AN AUDIENCE
“I’ll fight Rosario with no audience. We’ll have to have a TV so the money can be big, but we’ll fight with no audience any day.”
When it comes to boxing, there are never easy fights, no matter how they may appear once the dust is cleared. For Jermell Charlo to accomplish this feat, being the second fighter ever to become undisputed champion as a junior middleweight since Ronald “Winky” Wright is going to require him to raise his game to a whole new level.
He certainly has the skills, drive and determination to do so. It’s all a matter of actually bringing these fights to fruition.
By: Jerrell Fletcher