Jermell Charlo sends cryptic warning to Terence Crawford

Jermell Charlo is warning Terence Crawford to stay in his own lane.

The unified junior middleweight titleholder was speaking to his fans on TikTok Monday morning when the 31-year-old went on a tirade regarding the possibility of Crawford moving up to 154-pounds to fight him.

“How about he do his best and go fight Errol Spence then?! Shut up! Take a little bit less money, humble yourself, be quiet, and fight Errol Spence!”

Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs), who has won world titles in three weight classes, lightweight, junior welterweight, and welterweight, where he currently holds the WBO strap, was promoted by Bob’s Arum Top Rank for over a decade. However, the company reportedly lost $20 million on his fights and $3 million on his last fight against Shawn Porter.

Charlo (34-1-1, 18 KOs), of Houston, who is scheduled to rematch Brian Castano on May 14, implied that Crawford’s struggles to obtain significant fights are because he isn’t worth his asking price.

“Be the challenger sometimes. Bob Arum don’t give a damn about him. Bob Arum told him to his face, he done got lawsuits with his own promoter. You ain’t even worth shit to me, for real.”

On January 11, Crawford filed a lawsuit seeking $10 million against Arum and Top Rank, citing the 90-year-old promoter and his company are racist and treat Black fighters poorly despite Crawford re-signing with the organization multiple times.

“You shoulda just shut up, make the right decision with your people that love you, and then do what you got to do. It’s not my fault that you can’t [sell fights].

“You got Ennis, you got [Danny] Garcia, you got [Keith] Thurman, you got people making a name for [themselves] in your own division. Sit yo ass in your weight division and see if you can beat one of them, ’cause fuckin’ with me you gonna get knocked the fuck out! I’m a knockout artist, baby.”

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