Jermall Charlo Thinks Showtime Isn’t Respecting Him Properly
WBC middleweight champion Jermall “Hit Man” Charlo (32-0, 22KO), is voicing his displeasure over what he perceives as inadequate promotion by Showtime Boxing for his upcoming showdown against former welterweight champion Jose Benavidez Jr. (28-2-1, 19KO).
The Charlo twins have faced severe criticism following Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo’s pitiful performance against undisputed champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on September 30. The backlash from fans is part of the reason there has been a lack of significant hype surrounding the Texan’s return to the ring after a two-year hiatus to face Benavidez Jr. on November 25.
NO HYPE FOR THE FIGHT
Expressing his frustrations on social media, Jermall Charlo accused Showtime of neglecting his fight.
“Showtime ain’t do me no press conference, they ain’t do nothing for me. They ain’t tell me when I’m fighting yet . . . Showtime is trying to boycott me, or whatever.”
It’s worth pointing out that Showtime typically refrains from holding a press conference for the undercard fights, as they tend to focus on the main event. However, the network generally has a press conference featuring all the fighters on the card a few days before the fight date.
Hit Man’s video message came across as somewhat unenthusiastic, and some observers may notice his demeanor seemed less than focused. His nonchalant behavior was similar to a viral incident where he was slapped by Caleb Plant. Charlo has since come out claiming he wants to fight the one-time IBF super middleweight champion.
Also, the WBC champion was definitely aware of when he would be defending the title against as he was promoting the upcoming showdown on the live feed.