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‘Shut up and Take a Little Bit Less Money’: Jermell Charlo Tells Terence Crawford to ‘Humble’ Himself

Published 03/08/2022, 8:00 AM EST

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After an action-packed epic showdown in July 2021, the IBF, WBA, and WBC champion Jermell Charlo is going to lock horns with Brian Castano again on March 19 at arena in Los Angeles. However, the verdict of their previous fight could not decide the unified king of the junior middleweight division, therefore the rematch is scheduled to end the curiosity of fans, who are better.

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Ahead of the blistering event, the unified champion Charlo took to an interview and fired on WBO welterweight king Terence Crawford. Notably, the undefeated champion is keen on taking shots against IBF and WBC welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. This high-profile event is in the course of many years but could not reach fruition.


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As Spence Jr was out of action for the entire year in 2021 because of an eye injury so there was no possibility of a fight in the previous year. Maybe the undefeated American stalwarts fight this year.

However, ‘Bud’ is of the opinion that if he could not get his priority opponent ‘The Truth’ then he will shift his momentum towards another weight class and will collide with the winner of Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano’s fight.

What did Jermell Charlo say about Terence Crawford?

As of now, Jermell Charlo has a tough battle ahead. However, the champion gave a brutally honest message to the undefeated southpaw Crawford.

‘Iron Man’ said, “How about he do what’s best and go fight Errol Spence, then shut up take a little bit less money, be quiet, humble yourself and fight Errol Spence stuff do what he says and then you might be the challenger sometimes these people don’t know how to do that they don’t know how to be the challenger that’s his problem he didn’t get too high up on the horse.”


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He further added that Bud’s promoter, Bob Arum, didn’t even care about his fighter.


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In the end, ‘Iron Man’ gave a piece of advice to the 34-year-old stalwart. According to him, it’s time for Crawford to sit with his loved ones and decide what to do. For the uninitiated, there are several big names in the welterweight apart from Errol Spence Jr. with whom the latter can exchange the leather.

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However, if ‘Bud’ is keen on stepping into another weight class, then Charlo is ready to face him. The unified junior middleweight said, “Come with me. You’re gonna get knocked out.”

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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.