Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Jermell Charlo: People Don't Show Me, My Brother Proper Respect

By Keith Idec

NEW YORK – Jermell Charlo is sick of the disrespect directed toward him and his twin brother, Jermall, by fellow fighters, fans, writers and many others within the boxing world.

The 26-year-old Charlos became the first pair of twins to simultaneously own world titles in the same weight class when Jermell Charlo knocked out John Jackson in his last fight to win the then-vacant WBC world super welterweight championship. Jermall Charlo is undefeated, too, but gave up the IBF junior middleweight title following his fifth-round knockout of Julian Williams on December 10 to move up from 154 pounds to the middleweight division.

Jermell Charlo (28-0, 13 KOs) expressed his frustration following a press conference Thursday in Brooklyn, where the Houston native will make his first title defense Saturday night against mandatory challenger Charles Hatley (26-1-1, 18 KOs) at Barclays Center (Showtime).

charlo-brothers (9) (720x480)

“Most fans, they like other fighters in the game and they’re not really looking at the Charlo brothers,” Jermell Charlo told BoxingScene.com. “And the promoters are passing us up. And you’ve got guys like Canelo, who had a title, but doesn’t have a title now, and he gets to dictate things in the boxing world. Politically, it’s not fair to us, the Charlo brothers, being champions. And I’m ready to do this again, to show the world that they need to respect us and love us and treat us right and become fans. Maybe we’re gonna get the bad ones, but eventually we’re gonna get the good ones.”

Jermall Charlo, who’ll work his brother’s corner Saturday night, declined an interview request following Thursday’s press conference.

Jermall Charlo (25-0, 19 KOs) took exception to the way Williams repeatedly disrespected him prior to their fight four months ago in Los Angeles. Jermall Charlo looked tremendous during his sensational victory over Williams (22-1-1, 14 KOs, 1 NC), but drew the ire of fans at USC’s Galen Center for reacting angrily to Williams and then the fans even after he won by knockout.

“Everyone disrespects us,” said Jermell Charlo, who was down on all three scorecards before stopping Jackson in the eighth round 11 months ago in Las Vegas. “And that’s the problem with this boxing world, that they disrespect us and then they want us to shake their hands and be happy about the situation. So after I beat [Hatley], I’m still not gonna like him or respect him.

“My brother went through the same thing I’m going through now, and the [backlash] was bad after the fight. And this fight is against someone [Hatley] who’s not even promoted by the same promoter or managed by the same manager. So how can I even look at you as like, ‘Oh, yeah, I’ve gotta eventually see you again.’ I don’t never have to see you again. So I’m just gonna lay you out and move forward.”

Dallas’ Hatley, meanwhile, promised again Thursday to knock out Jermell Charlo. That drew an animated response from Jermell Charlo, who admits he has been particularly annoyed by what Hatley and those close to Hatley have said about him and his trainer, Derrick James.

“I’m here to prove my coach is the real deal, even if he’s young,” Jermell Charlo said. “I don’t care how long you’ve been knowing him. Just because you know him, however long you’ve been knowing my coach, doesn’t mean you know what I’m doing. I’m a whole different fighter and I’ve come from a whole different region of lions. I’m a way better fighter than they make me out to be.”

The Charlo-Hatley fight will open Showtime’s doubleheader Saturday at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT. Former welterweight champions Shawn Porter (26-2-1, 16 KOs) and Andre Berto (31-4, 24 KOs) will meet in the 12-round main event, a WBC elimination match to determine the mandatory challenger for WBC welterweight champion Keith Thurman (28-0, 22 KOs, 1 NC).

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Kigali on 04-23-2017

[QUOTE=AddiX;17614600]It's not that people don't respect him, it's that he took an 11 month layoff, and neggas forget about you when your inactive. None of these fighters seem to realize that, you can't be inactive and expect people to care…

Comment by Kigali on 04-23-2017

[QUOTE=turnedup;17609206]Put a notable scalp on your resume and then holla at us about that respek![/QUOTE]Dude could whip Godzilla and King Kong and you'd still find a reason to hate. If his name were Jerml Charlovic you'd be riding his jock…

Comment by AddiX on 04-23-2017

It's not that people don't respect him, it's that he took an 11 month layoff, and neggas forget about you when your inactive. None of these fighters seem to realize that, you can't be inactive and expect people to care…

Comment by techliam on 04-23-2017

Jermall demands respect because of his show against Trout - a proven world level fighter. His fight against J-Rock was ok too, albeit a lesser fighter. Jermell has yet to impress against someone that matters

Comment by revelated on 04-23-2017

[QUOTE=FinitoxDinamita;17608925]Jermell is good but nothing eye catching. Jermall has my full respect. I knew about his power before but that one uppercut totally changed my view of him. What a bad motherfuker. That was one of the cleanest and the…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (43)
Top Headlines Smith: Don't Think I'm Getting Deserved Credit for KO of Hopkins Pacquiao Not Looking Past Horn, But Wants Mayweather Rematch Charlo-Heiland, Washington-Miller Set For Broner-Garcia Card Mikey Garcia: Unless a Lucky Punch, I Don't See How Broner Wins Antoine Douglas vs. Bruno Sandoval Set For July 14th Roach: To Get Mayweather, Pacquiao Must Impress With Horn Sergey Kovalev Eyes New Trainer, Move To New Weight Class Photos: Vijender Singh, Zulpikar Maimaitiali - Go Face To Face Marco Huck is Pumped To Join World Boxing Super Series Uzcategui's Agent on Dirrell Rematch Order, Lawson Court Case Arum: Pacquiao-Horn on ESPN is "a Gift" for Boxing Fans Pacquiao's Future, Beyond Horn, is Uncertain at The Moment Broner Wishes He Had Always Trained as Hard as Mayweather Tyson Fury: Klitschko Let Joshua Off The Hook After Knockdown Roach: If Pacquiao Struggles With Horn, Might Be Time To Retire Tim Tszyu Will Now Face Chris Khan, Nathan Webber is Out Photos: Manny Pacquiao Grinding Hard in Brisbane For Horn Chavez Sr: Today My Brother Was Killed, Tomorrow it Could Be Me Horn: Getting a Marquez KO of Pacquiao Has Been Our Main Point Micki Nielsen Returns on July 8 in Ludwigshafen, Germany Feel free to hate Mayweather-McGregor, but for the right reasons Andre Ward Mulling Next Move, Doubts Stevenson Will Fight Hopkins Urges Mayweather, McGregor: Make Fight Free For Fans! Photos: Miguel Cruz vs. Alex Martin - PBC on FS1 Official Weights Jeff Horn: I'm Going To Give Manny Pacquiao a Really Hard Fight Chavez Sr. Vows To Get Payback For The Murder of His Brother Pacquiao's Aussie Sparring Partner: I Don't Owe Jeff Horn Sh*t! Ward To Critics: I'm Not Having It, Nobody Taking Away This Win! Gabe Rosado Looking To Possible J'Leon Love Rematch Roc Nation Exec: Flores Intentionally Stayed Down on the Canvas Photos: Omar Figueroa Putting in Work For Robert Guerrero Miguel Roman Bounces Back With Battering of Nery Saguilan Julio Cesar Chavez's Brother Shot and Killed During Robbery Misael Rodriguez, Lindolfo Delgado To Return on Televisa Card Beibut Shumenov Officially Retires Due To Severe Eye Injury Montgomery Brothers Ink With Witness Sports Management NSAC Changes Rigondeaux-Flores Result From KO to a No-Contest Tyson Fury: McGregor Drills Mayweather - It'll Be Good For Boxing Badou Jack Wants Adonis Stevenson After Nathan Cleverly Shot Fury: 'I'm a Fat Bastard;' Says He Must Lose 100-Plus Pounds
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement