Jermall Charlo Wants His Shot Against Canelo Alvarez: “Make The Fight Happen Now”

By: Hans Themistode Jermall Charlo watched closely from beginning to sudden end as Canelo Alvarez dominated Billy Joe Saunders. The two faced off last night at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas in a super middleweight unification bout. Although the British product expressed an enormous amount of hubris heading into their showdown, Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 KOs) simply smiled as he warned Saunders that a beating unlike anything he’s witnessed was about to take place. Staying true to his words, Alvarez did just that as he shattered the right orbital bone of Saunders and forced him to remain on his stool for the beginning of the ninth round. As Charlo (31-0, 22 KOs) sat back and witnessed Alvarez put on a show in front of over 73,000 screaming fans, the Houston native has grown antsy in his wait to fight the Mexican star. Despite Charlo currently campaigning one weight class lower in the middleweight division and regardless of how much his WBC title means to him, the surly knockout artist is willing to risk it all to land the fight he craves mosts. “F*ck the money, f*ck the fame, f*ck the networks,” said Charlo during an Instagram post. “I’ll lose my title and go to 168, make the fight happen now.” For years now, Charlo has called for a shot to take on Alvarez. In 2018, Charlo successfully worked his way to the mandated position for the WBC middleweight title, which at the time, was held by Alvarez. While Charlo was hopeful that a showdown between himself and the Mexican native would become a reality, he was left apoplectic as Alvarez was instead, given the WBC Franchise title and made his move to the 168-pound division. At the moment, Charlo is scheduled to take on middleweight fringe contender Juan Macias Montiel on June 18th. Should he walk away from their contest with the win, Charlo appears more than willing to make the move to the 168-pound division as long as Alvarez is prepared to give him the next title shot. With Alvarez considered by most as the number one fighter in the world, Charlo’s desire to face him, in part, is due to his lofty status. But, more than anything, the Houston product is under the belief that their showdown is ultimately something that is necessary. “Boxing needs to see this.” The post Jermall Charlo Wants His Shot Against Canelo Alvarez: “Make The Fight Happen Now” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Jermall Charlo Wants His Shot Against Canelo Alvarez: “Make The Fight Happen Now”

By: Hans Themistode

Jermall Charlo watched closely from beginning to sudden end as Canelo Alvarez dominated Billy Joe Saunders. The two faced off last night at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas in a super middleweight unification bout.

Although the British product expressed an enormous amount of hubris heading into their showdown, Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 KOs) simply smiled as he warned Saunders that a beating unlike anything he’s witnessed was about to take place. Staying true to his words, Alvarez did just that as he shattered the right orbital bone of Saunders and forced him to remain on his stool for the beginning of the ninth round.

As Charlo (31-0, 22 KOs) sat back and witnessed Alvarez put on a show in front of over 73,000 screaming fans, the Houston native has grown antsy in his wait to fight the Mexican star. Despite Charlo currently campaigning one weight class lower in the middleweight division and regardless of how much his WBC title means to him, the surly knockout artist is willing to risk it all to land the fight he craves mosts.

“F*ck the money, f*ck the fame, f*ck the networks,” said Charlo during an Instagram post. “I’ll lose my title and go to 168, make the fight happen now.”

For years now, Charlo has called for a shot to take on Alvarez. In 2018, Charlo successfully worked his way to the mandated position for the WBC middleweight title, which at the time, was held by Alvarez. While Charlo was hopeful that a showdown between himself and the Mexican native would become a reality, he was left apoplectic as Alvarez was instead, given the WBC Franchise title and made his move to the 168-pound division.

At the moment, Charlo is scheduled to take on middleweight fringe contender Juan Macias Montiel on June 18th. Should he walk away from their contest with the win, Charlo appears more than willing to make the move to the 168-pound division as long as Alvarez is prepared to give him the next title shot.

With Alvarez considered by most as the number one fighter in the world, Charlo’s desire to face him, in part, is due to his lofty status. But, more than anything, the Houston product is under the belief that their showdown is ultimately something that is necessary.

“Boxing needs to see this.”

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Reasonable? Shameful? Maybe Both? People Have Thoughts On Saunders Retiring On His Stool

By: Sean Crose Billy Joe Saunders did very well against Canelo Alvarez during their super middleweight title bout last night in Texas. He moved well, he was able to employ his jab, and he even had enough confidence to fight with his hands down. The problem is, fighting very well just isn't good enough when facing Canelo. The man just hits too hard, has too much professional patience, and, frankly, is just too self assured to be outslicked for long by someone of Saunders' level. The fact that Saunders operates at the top levels of the fight game and, before last night, had never lost a match, tells you all you need to know about just how good a fighter Canelo has become. Now Saunders, a brash, trash talking Englishman, must face both the physical and public fallout from his Canelo expedition. As someone put it on Twitter, Saunders quit on his stool Saturday night - and nothing can take away from that face. While that's true, there's more to this story than meets the eye (no pun intended). For Saunders' face was absolutely demolished by a Canelo uppercut in the eighth round. The physical effects of the shot were instantaneous. To his credit, Saunders was able to survive the round - but not get off his stool afterward. Of course, Saunders is now being taken to task for the decision not to continue. Here, after all, was a fighter who indicated he would die in the process of trying to win if he couldn't win outright. Here, also, was a fighter who was publicly critical of Daniel Dubois for "quitting" a fight last year. People, frankly, are finding it hard not to call Saunders a hypocrite after last night. If he had simply behaved as a gentleman, the logic goes, people would be more empathetic for the man right now. That's an understandable argument in the view of many, but it must also be understood that Saunders spent Saturday night in the hospital and may well require at least one surgery on his wounded face. Canelo says he knew instantly that his thunderous uppercut had done real damage, so much damage that he told his corner the fight was over before team Saunders officially called it a night. Canelo, of course, knows how good a fighter he is. And, make no mistake about it, Billy Joe Saunders knows how good a fighter Canelo is now, as well. The post Reasonable? Shameful? Maybe Both? People Have Thoughts On Saunders Retiring On His Stool appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Reasonable? Shameful? Maybe Both? People Have Thoughts On Saunders Retiring On His Stool

By: Sean Crose

Billy Joe Saunders did very well against Canelo Alvarez during their super middleweight title bout last night in Texas. He moved well, he was able to employ his jab, and he even had enough confidence to fight with his hands down. The problem is, fighting very well just isn't good enough when facing Canelo. The man just hits too hard, has too much professional patience, and, frankly, is just too self assured to be outslicked for long by someone of Saunders' level. The fact that Saunders operates at the top levels of the fight game and, before last night, had never lost a match, tells you all you need to know about just how good a fighter Canelo has become.

Now Saunders, a brash, trash talking Englishman, must face both the physical and public fallout from his Canelo expedition. As someone put it on Twitter, Saunders quit on his stool Saturday night - and nothing can take away from that face. While that's true, there's more to this story than meets the eye (no pun intended). For Saunders' face was absolutely demolished by a Canelo uppercut in the eighth round. The physical effects of the shot were instantaneous. To his credit, Saunders was able to survive the round - but not get off his stool afterward.

Of course, Saunders is now being taken to task for the decision not to continue. Here, after all, was a fighter who indicated he would die in the process of trying to win if he couldn't win outright. Here, also, was a fighter who was publicly critical of Daniel Dubois for "quitting" a fight last year. People, frankly, are finding it hard not to call Saunders a hypocrite after last night. If he had simply behaved as a gentleman, the logic goes, people would be more empathetic for the man right now.

That's an understandable argument in the view of many, but it must also be understood that Saunders spent Saturday night in the hospital and may well require at least one surgery on his wounded face. Canelo says he knew instantly that his thunderous uppercut had done real damage, so much damage that he told his corner the fight was over before team Saunders officially called it a night. Canelo, of course, knows how good a fighter he is. And, make no mistake about it, Billy Joe Saunders knows how good a fighter Canelo is now, as well.

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