Jermell Charlo Reveals Why He’s Not Interested in Moving Up a Weight Class

Published 07/17/2021, 10:20 PM EDT
BROOKLYN, NY – APRIL 22: Jermell Charlo defeats Charles Hatley by TKO in the 6th in their WBC Junior Middleweight fight. Charlo is shown here at the end of the fight in victory. April 22, 2017 at The Barclays Center April 22, 2017 (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)


On Saturday night, Jermell Charlo will step inside the ring for the biggest boxing test of his career. The American boxer will lock horns with Brian Castano for the undisputed super-welterweight championship. After earning this opportunity by putting on some sensational performances in the division, Charlo is just one stride away from creating history.

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Also, looking at a wider picture, if Charlo wins this mammoth showdown, then too, he might not move up to the middleweight division.

Speaking to a group of reporters, he said, ‘‘It’s easy for me to make the weight. I don’t wanna move up to 160 because that contradicts my brother. You know, it contradicts Errol Spence if he wants to move up. Who knows what’s next for me, though?”

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“Everybody kinda good,” (h/t Boxing Scene)

Jermell Charlo doesn’t wish to confront his brother, Jermall Charlo, who is the WBC champ at the 160-pound weight class. Also, as Jermell Charlo is looking at a fight with the welterweight king, Errol Spence Jr., he isn’t quite willing to leave this weight class.

That said, ‘Iron Man’, who has been a predominant face of the super-welterweight division, might end up staying at this weight class for long. This is because he’s comfortably made weight for all his fights here, and he’ll love to continue the same for a substantial period ahead.

But before anything else, Charlo will first have to get past the undefeated Brian Castano.

Jermell Charlo vs Brian Castano – A 12-round war

The Charlo vs Castano fight is unusual in its own way. Both of these fighters possess their own certain skills and they’ve remained highly successful with their approach until now.

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Charlo likes taking his fights deep; Castano is a true finisher. With that, it’ll be interesting to see if the Argentinian boxer knocks Charlo out with his cosmic power, or ‘if Iron Man’ opts for a technical full-length bout with a decision on his mind.

Who will you be rooting for in this contest?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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