Jermall Charlo willing to take a bout with Demetrius Andrade
While conducting the in-ring post fight interview of his last bout, WBC World Middleweight champion Jermall “Hit Man” Charlo (32-0, 22 KO’s) snubbed WBO World Middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (30-0, 18 KO’s). When asked who he would like to fight next, he called out Gennady Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, by name. Rather than doing the same for Andrade, Charlo made a cryptic statement referencing him but said nothing straight forward.
After showering and dressing, the Hit Man sat down for the post-fight presser. Here, after being directly questioned about Andrade, Charlo now revealed a willingness to rumble with Boo Boo.
“For sure! He [Andrade] got a belt, let’s go get him! He talking and he done ran right into some you know, we about that. We ready.”
YOU FOR REAL??
This declaration marks a great bit of progress for the Hit Man. At a point not long ago, both he and his brother, WBA super, IBF and WBC World Super Welterweight champion Jermell Charlo, were calling for a boycott of Andrade. Yet it is somewhat puzzling wondering why the Hit Man has so avoided this bout. There is a title to win, it’s a significant payday and involves a well-known name. None of which did Montiel, Charlo’s last opponent, brought to the table.
Boo Boo is largely regarded as a supreme talent and therefore collecting his scalp would garner a great deal of respect. Furthermore, if Charlo doesn’t like him, what could there be better than signing a fight and socking him in the mouth? Let’s just hope that the Hit Man retains this energy and doesn’t flip-flop like he did with his would-be fight with David Benavidez. Also, let’s hope that Eddie Hearn strikes while the iron is hot and sends over a reasonable contract, pronto.
If Charlo is merely bluffing, then it’s one that needs to be called. Nobody likes the recent competition of Charlo or Andrade, so the perfect solution is to slam them in there together. Sounds easy, but let’s wait and see how it all plays out.
By: Bakari Simpson