Jermall Charlo Dominates Juan Macias Montiel With a Huge Margin on the Scorecards

Published 06/20/2021, 12:28 AM EDT


Even after an aggressive start, Jermall Charlo had to enter the last round of his main event bout against Juan Macias Montiel tonight. Despite that, the WBC middleweight champion successfully defended his title via decision. However, many had predicted him to win via stoppage.

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While ‘Hitman’ could pack his power-punches on Montiel, he received similar treatment from the other end. Regardless of all the punishment, Montiel didn’t quit and continued to come forward. It also appeared as a moral breakdown for Jermall Charlo, who was constantly hunting for a stoppage. That said, the latter rounds saw the champion fall prey to a few setbacks.

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Nevertheless, Jermall Charlo is still undefeated as a pro boxer and a deeper look into his recent performance can reflect a lot of positive sides. Here’s how the title showdown transpired.

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It was the 32 professional win for 31-year-old Charlo. Although Charlo missed bagging a stoppage, he claimed the win by a huge margin. Three judges scored the contest 118-109, 119-109, 120-108 in favor of ‘Hitman’ Charlo.

Hence, Charlo had a monumental win tonight, thus making himself viable for the bigger names. The fight began with Jermall Charlo’s aggression, which was finely tuned in with skills. The WBC champion posed some of his best combinations and Montiel received them helplessly. Later in the bout, the Mexican pugilist came up with a response, outworking Charlo a few times.

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Despite that, he wasn’t safe. In the championship rounds, however, Montiel regained his form and gave Jermall Charlo a hard time. ‘Juanito’ even scored a knockdown in round ten, which was barely his achievement. Charlo, who slipped down because of his footwork, rose and continued as though the slip didn’t happen.

That said, several fans can pinpoint the flaws that can cost Charlo his title ahead. However, tonight was still his night and the WBC champion silenced his critics by beating a veteran in Montiel. Hence, ‘Hitman’ added a glittery name to his resume.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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