Jermell Charlo Raises Hand To Face Floyd Mayweather in Return

WBC junior middleweight champ Jermell Charlo (31-0, 15 KOs), 28 years old, has raised his hand to fight the comebacking Floyd Mayweather (50-0, 27 KOs).

Mayweather, who last fought at 154-pounds and captured world titles from 130 to 154, is planning to return to the ring at the age of 41.

Last weekend, Mayweather announced that he was looking to return to the ring for a rematch with Manny Pacquiao.

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Mayweather would later state that he was planning to take one or two fights before facing Pacquiao - including a tune-up fight in Tokyo.

Mayweather retired from boxing in August 2017, after stopping UFC superstar Conor McGregor in the tenth round at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Charlo is very willing to face Mayweather, but he's also realistic and doubts the contest would ever happen - even though they share the same manager in Al Haymon.

"I'd definitely take that tune-up fight with Floyd," Charlo told TMZ Sports. "But, he ain't gonna step in there with no savage like myself."

Charlo gave Mayweather some safer options.

"Go back and fight that old Manny Pacquiao again ... or get a rematch with Conor," Charlo said.

Mayweather and Pacquiao posted videos to social media last weekend, where they were speaking to each other at a concert event in Tokyo.

Pacquiao, who is 39-years-old, last fought in July when he battered and stopped Lucas Matthysse to capture the WBA "regular" welterweight title in Malaysia.

The eight division world champion lost a twelve round unanimous decision to Mayweather in May 2015 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Pacquiao claims that he was suffering from a bad shoulder injury in the fight, which he later corrected by undergoing surgery.

He's planning to fight again in December, and at this point it's not likely Mayweather is going to be the opponent. But he's willing to wait until the first quarter of 2019 to make that fight happen.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by deanrw on 09-23-2018

[QUOTE=iamboxing;19127565]Tells you all you need to know about Jermall's aspirations. Desperate to cash out and go buy more medallions. No respect, no humility, no charm...(him or his other jock-dude-simpleton brother), no charisma....repulsive, no wit, nasty demeanor, no appeal, hostile, fake…

Comment by boxinggod101 on 09-22-2018

At 30 Floyd and Manny had already their legacy sealed This guy should worry about his and let the legends to what they want. This guy is far from even HOF worthy.

Comment by Code Red on 09-22-2018

I still say Floyd would beat all the prime welters, none of them are smart enough to beat Floyd, even at 41, I'm fact I imagine he will do to them just as B Hop did in his later years

Comment by Chrismart on 09-22-2018

Charlo isn't going to be able to drop a division I imagine. Plus. if Mayweather comes back I don't see him facing a bigger, younger guy that casual fans don't know.

Comment by Raggamuffin on 09-22-2018

Floyd is only fighting big money fights. If you want to get your shots in on Floyd fine lmao, but he isn't fighting anyone who can't make him 100+ mil lmao.

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