Jermall Charlo will make his his 2019 debut this summer
Rumors have surfaced of former WBC super welterweight champion Jermall Charlo returning to the ring in June. Expect his hometown of Houston to host the match. However, no opponent is in place just yet.
Charlo (28), moved up in weight last year and currently holds the interim WBC middleweight title. The Texas native went on to become the mandatory challenger; a position held since April 2018.
The young challenger has been trying to get into the title picture for quite sometime now.
In 2018, Charlo defeated Hugo Centeno Jr., earning mandatory status for then-champion Gennedy Golovkin. Conversely, trainer Abel Sanchez felt that more was needed from the aforementioned fighter before fighting Golovkin.
Canelo Alvarez would go on to win the WBC title that same year. Golden Boy Promotions’ Bernard Hopkins would say that the Texas fighter needs to fight somebody to earn his already awarded position to face the Mexican star.
Things haven’t been easy for the interim champion. In his last fight, he was presented with a tough challenge against last minute replacement former title contender Matvey Korobov.
Many pundits felt the young challenger didn’t look his best in that fight and few believe he should have lost.
Now with the mega fight between Canelo Alvarez vs Daniel Jacobs set for Cinco de Mayo, the only thing the Texas fighter can do is keep fighting to remain relevant.
Although there’s no official announcement yet, its safe to say this will be a stay busy fight.
3kingsboxing will provide an update on an opponent as the announcement is made.
By: Garrisson Bland