Jermell Charlo Opens Up on Jermall’s Long Hiatus
Undisputed junior middleweight champion Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (35-1-1, 19KO) is on a mission to elevate the Charlo family’s name to new heights, while his brother, WBC middleweight champion Jermall “Hit Man” Charlo (32-0, 22KO), remains absent from the boxing scene. Iron Man is uncertain about Hit Man’s ability to overcome the personal issues that have sidelined him for the past two years.
Iron Man sent shockwaves through the boxing world when he secured a bout with the undisputed super middleweight champion, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, despite the initial belief that the fight would go to the missing twin Charlo.
CAN HIS BROTHER OVERCOME PERSONAL ISSUES?
In an interview with Brian Custer on “The Last Stand”, the undisputed champion expressed concerns about the people his brother has surrounded himself with.
“I think that he surrounded himself with some of the wrong people . . . when you live off of something that makes you have to bounce back, if you’re going to bounce back, go ahead and bounce back.”
“If anything is wrong with him, it’s the fact that you kind of can’t get content with having the issue other than fixing the issue.”
When asked if he believes the WBC champion can make a successful comeback, Iron Man replied with uncertainty.
“Truthfully, I really don’t know. I’m not in his household, and I don’t talk to him every day.”
Hit Man has been absent from the ring since 2021, drawing heavy criticism from fans and fellow fighters, with calls for the WBC to strip him of his title. Despite the hiatus, Hit Man has promised a return to the ring.
While Iron Man wishes his brother a healthy recovery, his primary focus remains on his upcoming showdown with Alvarez, scheduled for September 30.