Jermell Charlo flies in to save Jermall Charlo from Demetrius Andrade questions!
There is a major sense of growing frustration when it comes to boxing and the consistent lack of big fights. Although, being that boxing is a business, money talks and all else walks. However, now it seems more than ever that the lack of a big following unfortunately disqualifies you from the big, legacy changing fights! Case in point: unbeaten two-division world champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (30-0, 18KOs).
He is coming off of a fight against his WBO mandatory, Liam Williams (23-3-1, 18KOs), where he dominated pretty much the entire fight. Was it his best performance? Absolutely not. However, it was a clear fight-winning performance. Afterwards, yet again he was asked about fights with the fellow champions in his division: Gennady Golovkin, Ryota Murata and Jermall Charlo. Andrade offered up the correct response: he shouldn’t have to inspire other champions to face him.
While he is not the most marketable nor most entertaining fighter out there, the fact is he’s a tremendous talent that has captured world titles in two divisions. He has also been calling out big name fighters from Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin, and Jermall Charlo. Yet, none of those guys have answered the call.
JERMELL CHARLO SPEAKS FOR BIG BROTHER!
You would think that WBC Middleweight champion Jermall “Iron Man” Charlo (31-0, 22KOs) would be more than willing to get in the ring with a guy he has genuine disdain for! Contrarily, as of late he has not even acknowledged the Rhode Island fighter. However, his brother Jermell has. Taking to his personal Twitter account, he posed a question. “How come Boo Boo ain’t pursuing Canelo?”
LET’S SEE WHY!
For the longest time, Andrade repeatedly verbally called for a fight with Canelo. This goes way back to the days when the two were campaigning at junior middleweight (154). Andrade has openly accused Canelo of ducking him back since he was the WBO Junior Middleweight champion. Alvarez would be stripped of his title due to inactivity in 2015, leading to Alvarez facing Liam Smith for the vacant title. then moving up after his victory. More importantly, the reason why a fight with Alvarez is not feasible as of now for Andrade is because the Mexican superstar is now fighting at 168.
BACK TO CHARLO!
What Jermell Charlo needs to realize is that there are no other big fights at 160 for his brother or Andrade other than fighting each other and the other champions. If you claim to be the best middleweight in the world, you must prove that by taking on the best in your division and winning; something Jermell has been doing. The evidence rests with his upcoming July fight with WBO Junior Middleweight champion Brian Castano, which will determine an undisputed junior middleweight champion.
It is commendable that Jermell is displaying loyalty to his big brother. Still, the reality is that it’s on Jermall to speak for himself and go out and fight the best. That includes a long overdue unification clash with Demetrius Andrade!
By: Jerrell Fletcher