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Jermall Charlo Lands WBC #2 Rank at 160 To Champion Golovkin

By Carlos Boogs 

Last month, Jermall Charlo vacated the IBF junior middleweight title and announced his official move to the middleweight division.

Charlo (25-0, 19 KOs) felt it was time to climb up in weight after finishing off 2016 with a twelve round decision win over former champion Austin Trout and then knocking out undefeated mandatory challenger Julian Williams. Jermall's twin brother, Jermell Charlo, is still at 154-pounds as the WBC junior middleweight world champion.

Charlo has his sights set on a middleweight title and the World Boxing Council has given him a very high ranking, as he debuts in the number two position in their rankings. The number three ranked Curtis Stevens and number four ranked David Lemieux will collide on Saturday night in New York.

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The WBC's number one ranked contender is still Jorge Sebastian Heiland, who has been waiting forever to get his mandatory crack at the middleweight crown. Heiland has been in line for that title shot for at least two years.

It will be interesting to see if the WBC will order an eliminator that involves Charlo to get a mandatory shot.

The sanctioning body does note that they are waiting for Charlo's paperwork to join their Clean Boxing Program, which is the WBC drug testing protocol for all world champions and fighters ranked in the top 15.

Charlo also secure a number three position with the IBF in their middleweight rankings.

The current WBC middleweight champion is Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs), who also holds the WBA, IBO, IBF world titles. Golovkin will defend his titles against mandatory challenger Daniel Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs) next Saturday night in New York's Madison Square Garden.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bushbaby on 03-15-2017

[QUOTE=batista84;17500074]Name one fighter who has stood there in the pockeet exchangin and won the battle against Alvarez. even Heavy hitters had to take a step back or box (Cotto, Angulo, Kirkland) Floyd doesn't count the guy is a genius at…

Comment by Jsmooth9876 on 03-13-2017

[QUOTE=JakeTheBoxer;17500144]So are you saying Eddie Hearn has more money for Brook than American managers for Charlo?[/QUOTE] i don't know, does the U.K. Seem to be on fire right now or what? They just sold 90,000 seats to a fight. I'm…

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 03-13-2017

[QUOTE=Jsmooth9876;17497700]Charlo is gonna want like 3 million when this fight comes around. Good luck with that, HBO can't afford anything but boxing after dark shows apparently. They might as well just let GGG fo fight on fking CBS or NBC…

Comment by batista84 on 03-13-2017

[QUOTE=Bushbaby;17497216]Maybe against GGG, but Canelo. Hell naw. Charlo has the tools and is more than capable of exchanging and winning against Canelo.[/QUOTE] Name one fighter who has stood there in the pockeet exchangin and won the battle against Alvarez. even…

Comment by drenlou on 03-12-2017

GGG will shatter Jermall's class mandible

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