Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Hearn: I'd Like to Sign Both Charlo Brothers, Pay Them More Money

By Keith Idec

NEW YORK – Eddie Hearn had some fun at Jermall Charlo’s expense Thursday.

While discussing Daniel Jacobs’ options during a press conference in Manhattan, the British promoter referenced the much-discussed, face-to-face meeting between Jacobs and Charlo last month at Barclays Center. Jacobs confronted Charlo due to comments made on social media while Charlo was being interviewed by a group of videographers after the Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz fight March 3 in Brooklyn (https://www.boxingscene.com/jermall-charlo-daniel-jacobs-confronting-me-just-an-act--125899).

“Mr. Charlo has been running his mouth recently,” Hearn said. “We love that fight as well. We all saw what Danny did to him in the corridor in the Barclays. I think he was still looking for his soul, which he left there that night.”

charlo-brothers (9) (720x480)_1

All kidding aside, Jacobs’ promoter wants to work with Jermall Charlo and his twin brother, Jermell Charlo.

“I’ll sign Jermall Charlo,” Hearn said Thursday while promoting a card headlined by the Jacobs-Maciej Sulecki middleweight fight Saturday night at Barclays Center (HBO). “I’ll sign both brothers. I’ll sign both of them and pay them a lot more money than they’re making at the moment. They don’t have a promoter and I like them. They’re great fighters, they’re making a lot of noise. They have no profile at all because they have no promoter. And now they’re doing it on their own. They’re coming out, they’re calling everybody out. I like what they’re doing.”

The boisterous brothers from Houston have been very vocal about wanting big fights against top opposition. The 27-year-old Charlos are advised by Al Haymon and are part of Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions organization, yet technically aren’t signed with a promoter.

Jermall Charlo (27-0, 21 KOs) knocked out Hugo Centeno Jr. (26-2, 14 KOs, 1 NC) in the second round Saturday night at Barclays Center to win the WBC interim middleweight title. He is also the WBC’s mandatory challenger for IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC champ Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs).

Jermell Charlo (30-0, 15 KOs) is scheduled to defend his WBC super welterweight title against former WBA champ Austin Trout (31-4, 17 KOs) on June 9 at Staples Center in Los Angeles (Showtime). If he defeats Trout, Jermell Charlo could be headed toward a title unification fight later this year with IBF/WBA 154-pound champ Jarrett Hurd (22-0, 15 KOs).

“I think they’ve got loads of potential,” Hearn said. “They’re not being promoted properly, other than by themselves. And they’re doing a great job of that, by the way. But they’re really starting to become stars now, the Charlos.”

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 Sid-Knee on 05-21-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;18791815]You don't know if I live next door to you or if I recently moved around your block....I try to pick the better fighter all the time no matter where they from for instance if someone asked me about soccer…

Comment by j.razor on 05-21-2018

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;18756654]I support British fighters, but that doesn't mean I would pick them to win fights no matter what. Take the Butler vs Rodriguez fight at the weekend. I supported Butler, but picked Rodriguez to win. You don't live don't the…

Comment by Sid-Knee on 05-10-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;18756621]I just pick the better fighter period. You on the other hand are showing that YOU are bias cuz they where ever you from & that's how you pick the loser all the time....LMMFAO. How do you know I don't…

Comment by j.razor on 05-10-2018

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;18747395]Nothing you say has any ring of truth to it. All you do is troll fighters from overseas with your hideously biased ways. As I say, you're delusional.[/QUOTE] I just pick the better fighter period. You on the other hand…

Comment by genrick on 05-07-2018

Guess why these Charlo twins won't leave their uncle Haymon.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (146)
Top Headlines Antonio Tarver Aims To Prove Worth, Win Heavyweight Title Josh Warrington: Lee Selby Refused To See Me After The Fight News: McKenna, Tyrone James, Thomas Essomba, More Micki Nielsen Injury Derails Artur Mann Clash in Hannover Alex Saucedo Wants a Title Shot Soon After Lenny Z Bout Golovkin Signs Up for Advanced VADA Testing, Will Start Soon Loeffler: 'Structure in Place' for Canelo-Golovkin Rematch Deal Warren: Frampton Still Fights on August 18 - But No Warrington McGuigan: Postol is a Very Dangerous Fight For Josh Taylor Hearn: One Thing is Certain - Joshua Wants Wilder Next! Tony Bellew's Trainer: Andre Ward is The Ideal Legacy Fight Lolenga Mock Very Pumped To Face Avni Yilidirim Buboy: Pacquiao's Right Hand is The Weapon For Matthysse Euro News: Kabayal vs. Dimitrenko, Culcay vs. Rodriguez, More Bobby Gunn Continues Run on Big Bare Knuckle Fight Card Danny Garcia vs. Shawn Porter Purse Bid on Friday Jaime Munguia: Facing Canelo Would Be a Dream Fight For Me WBA's Mendoza Hopes For The Best With Celestino Caballero WBC Prez: Adonis Stevenson Must Face Gvozdyk, But... Photos: Leo Santa Cruz Putting in Work For Abner Mares Clash Canelo Set To Return To The WBC's Rankings in June Golovkin-Derevyanchenko: IBF Ruling is Expected Soon Naoya Inoue vs. Jamie McDonnell Showdown Lands on ESPN+ Photos: Naoya Inoue, Jamie McDonnell - Size Up in Japan Tiara Brown Inks Promotional Pact With Lou DiBella Stevenson-Jack Broadcast Peaked at 611,000 Viewers on Showtime Luis Nery vs. Jetro Pabustan is Finalized For June 9 in Tijuana Crawford vs. Horn: Pedraza, Shakur Stevenson Plan To Impress David Benavidez - Legal War Looms Between Sampson, Top Rank Whyte Questions The Courage of Pulev, Pressures Him To Sign Naoya Inoue Says The Goal is To Blast Out Jamie McDonnell Bellew: I Punch Harder Than Fury, He's Fighting a Cruiserweight Callum Smith: I'd Rather Wait and Fight Groves, Not Eubank Jr. Eric Molina Suspended By UK Anti-Doping For Failed Test Gilberto Ramirez vs. Roamer Angulo Lands on BoxNation News: Darragh Foley, Armin Mrkanovic, Thomas vs. Bunting Alex Saucedo Expects Big Crowd For Home Fight With Lenny Z Mayweather Certain Stevenson Will Fade in Jack Rematch, Too Bradley: Mikey Garcia is a Dangerous Fight For Lomachenko Josh Warrington vs. Carl Frampton Could Go To Neutral Territory
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement