Jermell Charlo Wants Terence Crawford and Danny Garcia to Fight Each Other: “They Gotta Work Their Way Up to the Champ”

Published 07/16/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 23: Jermell Charlo prepares for a super welterweight fight against Jorge Cota at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 23, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Charlo won with a third-round KO. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)


Jermell Charlo will make his much-awaited return to the game this weekend against Brian Castano. The super-welterweight pair will fight for the undisputed championship and will look to reign supreme at 154 lbs. The winner of this showdown will also open himself to even more high-voltage encounters.

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The unified champ, Charlo, is eager for the same and he’s looking at a wider picture after his Saturday night battle. Recently, at the pre-fight press conference, he spoke about battling the likes of Terence Crawford and Danny Garcia. He said, “There’s a lot of guys. Why don’t they fight each other? Let them fight each other. They gotta work their way up to the champ.”

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As Crawford and Garcia have spent substantial time in the welterweight landscape, they might be heavily interested in moving up to fight at Jermell Charlo’s prime weight category. For now, though, they still might test themselves at the 147-pound roster a few more times.

Garcia and Crawford are currently unaligned to face any opponent. But they’re expected to make their returns to the squared circle this year by any means. Earlier, Crawford was all set to face Manny Pacquiao for his title defense fight, but that contest fell through.

Moving further, if Garcia and ‘Bud’ really decide to fight each other at the super-welterweight frame, their contest might prove to be an eliminator as to who’ll face Charlo.

Terence Crawford or Danny Garcia? Who can provide Jermell Charlo a tough test?

Although Crawford and Garcia are both supremely skilled technicians, ‘Bud’ certainly edges over the latter with his rich experience. That said, Crawford will undoubtedly match well with Charlo. And a fight between these two will cater to a substantial boxing audience.

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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)

But first and foremost, ‘Iron Man’ will have to prove his mettle on Saturday night against Castano. Only after that, he’ll be able to open himself up against names like Crawford or Garcia.

It’ll be interesting to see how things shape up in the 147 and 154-pound divisions in a few days from now.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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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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