Jermall Charlo Breaks Disheartening News to His Fans Following Back Injury

Published 06/07/2022, 3:47 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 07: Jermall Charlo of the United States celebrates his WBC World Middleweight Championship against Dennis Hogan of Ireland at Barclays Center on December 07, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

The two-weight class champ Jermall Charlo has not been to the ring for months. It seems his eagerly waiting fans have to be patient for longer than expected as his fight with Maciej Sulecki has been postponed, which will eventually extend his layoff over a year.

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An unfortunate update came to the surface ahead of the much-awaited middleweight clash between the WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo and the Polish pugilist Maciej Sulecki.

Michael Benson of talk sports reported it on Twitter. He wrote, “Jermall Charlo vs Maciej Sulecki has been postponed from June 18th because Charlo has suffered a back injury. Card will be rescheduled.” 

BROOKLYN, NY – JULY 29: Jermall Charlo celebrates his KO of Jorge Sebastian Heiland during their WBC middleweight bout on July 29, 2017 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The duo was all set to square off on Saturday, June 18 at the Toyota Center in Huston live at SHOWTIME. Before scheduling the fight with Sulecki, ‘HitMan’ was in talks for a fight with Jaime Munguia.

As of now, there is no update on the new fight card. The new card will be announced based on Charlo’s recovery from the injury.

The comparison between Jermall Charlo and Maciej Sulecki

The former IBF middleweight champion Charlo last fought in June 2021. Though it was a tough battle, ‘The Future of Boxing’ emerged victorious.

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The 32-year-old has fought 32 bouts and remained undefeated. He clinched 22 victorious by knockout, which defines the power Charlo produces behind the gloves. He has been in talks about going up against the Mexican icon and the face of boxing Canelo Alvarez and two-time super-middleweight champ David Benavidez. As such, these probable bouts are some of the biggest fights Charlo could land in the future.

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He is a 6foot 1inch tall tough fighter with a reach advantage of 187cm. Whereas, his opponent Sulecki is coming out of two consecutive wins. The Polish had never faced a boxer of Charlo’s status, so it was going to be a tough exchange for him. The 33-year-old has faced only two defeats in his entire career.

Let’s see what happens next. What do you think of Jermall Charlo’s injury? Let us know in the comments below.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.

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