IBF Blocks Charlo vs Castaño Rematch; Mandates Bakhram Murtazaliev!

IBF Orders Jermell Charlo Face Bakhram Murtazaliev

Bakhram Murtazaliev walks back to his corner; Jermell Charlo laughs at the media; Brian Castaño smiles for the media.
From left to bottom right: Bakhram Murtazaliev, Jermell Charlo and Brian Castaño

IBF Steps In Between Charlo vs Castaño Rematch With Bakhram Murtazaliev!

When last in the ring, WBA, IBF and WBC junior middleweight champion Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (34-1-1, 18 KO’s) was shooting to become the first undisputed champion in the division since Winky Wright in 2004. He attempting this by taking on WBO champion Brian “El Boxi” Castaño (17-0-2, 12 KO’s). Despite the fighters lofty goals, the meaningful dust-up ended in an draw. Naturally the whole of the boxing world began clamoring for a do-over so that finality could be achieved.

Now that anxiously anticipated rematch may not come around as fast as first thought. This is because the IBF has ordered that Charlo face his mandatory challenger Bakhram Murtazaliev (19-0, 14 KO’s). The two teams now have 30 days to come to an agreement or else the fight will go to open purse bid. Like Charlo, Murtazaliev was just in the ring on July 17 picking up a unanimous decision win over Khiary Gray.

3kingsboxing will definitely stay on top of this late breaking story to report the upcoming details as they emerge!

By: Bakari Simpson

Featured Article: Ronnie Shields: “This Is A Business! Why Should Charlo Fight Benavidez?”

About Bakari S.3019 Articles
Bakari is a Senior Writer for 3kingsboxing.com. Visit cheetahhead.com to view more of his literary work.