Jermell Charlo Returns Fire On Terence Crawford!
Things continue to get heated between undisputed junior middleweight champion Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (35-1-1, 19KO) and WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (38-0, 29KO). Social media was piping hot as both champions clapped back at each other into the late hours of the night.
The boxing community has witnessed these two champions attacking each other for quite some time. Yet, this year, they have been barking rather loudly. Charlo claimed that former foe Erickson Lubin could knock out Bud. This prompted a response from the WBO champion, who taunted the Houston native.
When the fight for undisputed fell apart between Crawford and unified champion Errol Spence Jr, Charlo blasted the Nebraskan champion for not accepting the role of the B-side. In an interview on The Last Stand Podcast, Crawford hit back hard by saying Charlo is not on his level.
Fans knew that Charlo was going to respond. Like clockwork, the undisputed champion took to social media and the two engaged.
Charlo later did a live Q&A with the fans where he said that Crawford is jealous and broke.
“Man, listen, Crawford’s all over the place, dog. Matter of fact, we from Texas making Crawford popular. Shoutout to the Charlo twins and Errol Spence for making Crawford noticeable in boxing. Cause the motherfucker ain’t fought in I don’t know how long, and I don’t know how y’all still got him on the pound for pound.”
“Crawford jealous because he ain’t got no money.”
WILL THEY EVER FIGHT?
As entertaining as the fans may find this, the reality is these two guys will not be fighting each other anytime soon. Besides, boxing fans prefer to see Crawford and Spence Jr tangle for undisputed.
Charlo is scheduled to face mandatory challenger Tim Tszyu on January 28, 2023. Crawford will defend the WBO title against fringe contender David Avanesyan at the CHI health center in Nebraska on BLK Prime PPV on December 10.
By: Garrisson Bland