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Jermell Charlo: I Ain't Moving Up; Love Separation From Jermall

By Keith Idec

Jermell Charlo isn’t interested in moving up to the middleweight division.

The unbeaten WBC super welterweight champion doesn’t just want to prove himself as the best 154-pound fighter in boxing. He also enjoys the separation that has accompanied his twin brother’s move to middleweight last year.

Jermell Charlo and Jermall Charlo each held 154-pound championships in 2016. Naturally, that prompted comparisons of the 28-year-old fighters from media and fans.

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Jermall Charlo gave up his IBF junior middleweight title in February 2017. He has since won the WBC’s interim middleweight championship and is that sanctioning organization’s mandatory challenger for its 160-pound champion, Gennady Golovkin.

Jermell Charlo (30-0, 15 KOs) is content to remain at 154 pounds. A title unification fight against IBF/IBO/WBA champ Jarrett Hurd (22-0, 15 KOs) likely awaits Charlo if the Houston native can successfully defend his WBC crown against Austin Trout (31-4, 17 KOs) on June 9 at Staples Center in Los Angeles (Showtime).

“I ain’t moving up,” Jermell Charlo said during a conference call Wednesday. “Tell y’all now, I’m making weight, I’m hydrated, I’m all the way good. Like I’m right now – I’m waiting on the WBC to ask me for my seven-day weigh-in and I’m gonna surprise them with that. They asked me for my 30-day weigh-in and they was completely surprised from that. So I’m excited.

“I love this weight division especially because I’m separated from my brother. I don’t wanna be in the same division where it’s almost looking like, ‘Who’s the better fighter? Who’s the better twin?’ When it comes down to our careers and stuff, different opposition makes different fighters. And I’ve always been in there with some of the best in the weight division.”

The 5-feet-11 Jermell Charlo began his pro career as a welterweight in December 2007. He has competed exclusively within the super welterweight division since June 2011.

Jermall Charlo (27-0, 21 KOs), who’s listed as an inch taller than his brother, began his pro career as a junior middleweight in September 2008. He competed once as a welterweight, but mostly boxed at or around 154 pounds prior to advancing to middleweight last year.

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 REYESdelBOXEO on 06-03-2018

[QUOTE=Catrin;18821363]LOL El miedo no anda en BURRO! Jacobs le saco un pedote que charlo casi se caga![/QUOTE] LOL Tienes rason , se cago se cago! No que muy bravo el leon jajaja. Your right the Charlo's say no one wants…

Comment by lion33lit on 06-01-2018

Nothing wrong with not wanting to fight your little brother, it shows appreciation for a God blessed support system! .....Imo, Vitali couldve washed the floor with Wlad, but why kick your little brothers derriere if he's not attempting to rob…

Comment by Catrin on 05-31-2018

[QUOTE=REYESdelBOXEO;18820992]"I Ain't Moving Up In Competition , love the Bums me & Jermall are facing!" #LYIN-ONLY WBO WORLD CHAMPION JAIME "MONSTER" MUNGUIA #1 @ 154 #1 P4P SAUL ALVAREZ #1 @ 160[/QUOTE] LOL El miedo no anda en BURRO! Jacobs…

Comment by Catrin on 05-31-2018

[QUOTE=BoZz;18820128]these charlo frauds should stick to ducking and skinny jeans, not one solid win on their resume[/QUOTE] that's what I am saying!!!! not sure what all the hype is about...? only relevant thing I seen from the "lions" is the…

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 05-31-2018

Both of these guys are very good but each need a break out fight to show they are the man at their respective weight division. I think Jermell needs Hurd unification and Jermall needs to face a middleweight with a…

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