If he were to face one of the world welterweight champions, Jermell Charlo would prefer to face Terence Crawford, let’s discover why.
Jermell Charlo is one of the world's reigning super welterweight champions. He won the WBC belt against Tony Harrison, then the WBA, IBF and The Ring super titles against Jeison Rosario. Last July, he faced WBO champion Brian Castano. The winner was supposed to become the unified champion of the category. However, the fight ended in a draw. On May 14, the two boxers will meet again, at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson City. You can play new live casino or try sport betting to spend the time waiting for this fight. Placing a bet on fight, may increase even more the emotions and excitement, you going to feel during the fight game.
This weekend, Yordenis Ugas and Errol Spence Jr were in the spotlight. Respectively WBA super welterweight champion and WBC-IBF champion, the two boxers met at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. At the end of the tenth round, the Cuban was declared KO and the one nicknamed The Truth took his belt. To become the unified champion of his category, he only needs the WBO title, held by Terence Crawford.
Although the fight has not yet been made official, it would be a dream come true for the future unified champion. The proud holder of all four belts could challenge the unified champion of the category above, either Brian Castano or Jermell Charlo, who will be challenging for their belts soon.
Spence or Crawford?
Jermell Charlo said he has already made up his mind between the two fighters: "I don't intend to fight Spence, my stablemate. Terence Crawford can do it. I don't care about him. I don't know him, and he doesn't know me. We can do it. But when you have an emotional connection with someone... It's like performing in front of my twin brother."
Jermall Charlo, Jermell's twin brother, is also a world champion. He holds the WBC world title in the middleweight division. In Jermell Charlo's first loss to Tony Harrison, his brother Jermall fought Matt Korobov on the same card. He won that fight by decision.
However, Jermell is not ruling out a match with Errol Spence Jr. if necessary: "Like Spence said, if the money is there and you put money on the line, we'll fight anybody. We won't turn anyone down. Not even Spence. But Crawford didn't do anything at 70 kilos. How do you expect him to fight me? I'm trying to go uncontested right now. How can you talk about someone who didn't even perform in the division? How did he get from there to here?".
A belt unification this year?
We could see a very big event in the boxing world. Indeed, Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr are ready to face each other. The two prodigies of the ring are undefeated. The kind of opposition that the fans appreciate since there can only be one left with this status. On one side, Errol Spence Jr is fresh off a win over Yordenis Ugas. A nice win by TKO in the tenth round. Thus, he retains the WBC and IBF titles and wins the WBA welterweight title. Spence Jr came close to tragedy after a car accident that could have cost him his life. Now, he has turned the page and looks stronger than ever with a 28-0 record. On the other side, Terence Crawford has the WBO welterweight title. He has 38 wins, but unfortunately is not the kind of athlete who can get the crowd going. He was the one who claimed Errol first after his victory.
So, will we see the unification of titles later this year? Nothing is for sure. Indeed, the event looks good on paper. Nevertheless, the promoters are reluctant to organize it for the moment.