Just how good are interim WBC World Middleweight Champion Jermall Charlo and his twin brother WBC World Super Welterweight Champion Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo?
In looking at the Charlo brothers on paper it seems that Jermell is the better of the two in competition and in his record of 31-0 though with only 15 stoppages.
Jermell’s last 6 opponents have been contenders going back to defeating Olympian Vanes Martirosyn, 35-1-1 in March of 2015; stopping Haitian Joachim Alcine, 35-7-2; knocking out VI’s John Jackson, 20-2; knocking out Charles Hatley, 26-1-1; knocking out Erickson Lubin, 18-0, and in his last fight in June of 2018 winning a majority decision over former champ Austin Trout that he may have been fortunate to get. Jermall also won a decision over Trout.
Having turn professional way back in 2007 Jermell is now facing No. 5 Tony Harrison, 27-2, on December 22nd. Harrison’s two losses came to current WBA and IBF champ Jarrett Hurd and Willie Nelson, both by stoppage.
Jermell is the weaker puncher but has fought much better competition. 31 fights in 11 years is not a lot of fights.
The WBC is trying to make former champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, Jermall’s next opponent. Since when do you tell a “contender” who they must fight. Not that I would think Jermall could beat “GGG” but the talk now may be him fighting the new WBA World Champ Rob Brant or the new WBO World Champ Demitrius “Boo” Andrade, 26-0 (16) Golden Boy’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. That is who Jermall should be fighting not No. 5 Willie Monroe, Jr., 23-3 with only 6 stoppages who “GGG” stopped in 6 rounds back in 2015.
Rob “Bravo” Brant, 24-1 (16), is the new WBA World Middleweight Champion, Danny “Miracle Man” Jacobs, 35-2 (19), the new IBF World Champion, who also lost to “GGG”.
Seems Oscar de La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions are trying to stay away from a third fight with “GGG” by moving Alvarez up to Super Middleweight in his next fight. He only plans to win the title and move back to middleweight if not Super Welter again.
This writer feels it’s time for both Charlo’s to “step-up” with Jermall opposing “GGG” or Canelo. Even Jacobs, Brant or Andrade.
Jermell could fight Alvarez if the latter drops back to super welter where he might belong. If not than his No. 1 Julian “J-Rock” Williams would be a good opponent.