Terence Crawford Explains Why Undisputed Champion Jermell Charlo Is ‘Mad and Jealous’

Published 11/29/2022, 11:45 AM EST

Boxers falling out over who’s the better is a workday beat. Undisputed Light Middleweight champion Jermell Charlo and WBO Welterweight title holder Terence Crawford have a history. As the duo exchange brickbats, the braggadocio adds to the overall euphoria.

The weight divisions, from Lightweight to Middleweight, are jam-packed with some outstanding and talented fighters.

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Thirty-four years old, Omaha-born Terence Crawford maintains an impeccable record. He won twenty-nine fights out of the career thirty-nine by knocking out the opponents. His rival Errol Spence Jr. with 79% knock-out-to-win ratio, is slightly ahead of Bud’s 76%.

Clear the mess at your place, then probably…

A free agent, he does not have any promotional backup to secure fights in his weight division. The scarcity of alternatives has forced him to check out options in the weight class above Welterweight.

Terence is willing to scale up his weight to 154 lbs. and chase down Charlo.

But the lack of interest on Charlo’s end was visible when he shared an open message for Crawford in March this year.

“…Ya’ll ain’t never seen no real s**t like this s**t here. 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 — he a stud.” Jermell Charlo said.

In the podcast, The Last Stand, host Brian Custer sought clarification from Crawford on Charlo’s recent comments, viz., Bud Crawford needs to Humble himself recognize he’s the B-side take less money make sure there’s a rematch and then in the rematch he can be the a side and he gets the majority split if he wins it.”

Terence replied downright, “Jermell Charlo’s gotta understand – he’s undisputed, but he’s not on my level, nor Errol Spence’s level. That makes him mad and jealous. He feels like he’s supposed to be at the top echelon, but he’s not… I’d beat his ass any day, easy.”

Terence Crawford versus Errol Spence Jr.? versus Jermell Charlo? versus….?

A draw between the biggest names in Welterweight has been going on. But, sometime in the third quarter, Crawford confirmed the talks between him and Spence Jr.’s camp went down.

Rumored, neither side could agree on splitting the amount equitably.

Al Hayman’s  PBC promotes Jermell Charlo, along with Errol Spence Jr. Any move from Crawford has chances of running similar difficulties faced during Spence Jr. talks.

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It’s been a year since Crawford fought. Finally, he defeated Shawn Porter in November 2021. After a long wait, he will take on David Avanesyan on December 10th in front of a home crowd.

After their first bout drew, Jermell Charlo and Argentine Brian Castano met again on May 14th this year. The tenth-round knockout fetched the former, the WBO Light Middleweight. He retained the remaining WBA (Super) WBC, WBO, IBF, and The Ring Light Middleweight titles.

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Things as they stand now reveal no sign of a fight between the thirty-five-year-old southpaw and the orthodox Charlo. In the absence of the Spence – Crawford fight, fans would have welcomed the Charlo-Crawford fight with open arms. More often than not, it’s pure and straightforward chest-thumping that used to lead old-time fighters inside the ring. Sadly the online cushion hands out a vast space for such callouts to simmer down after the hype. Eventually, it is boxing and the fans conceding a defeat.

 

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Jaideep R Unnithan

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After completing 18 years in the corporate sector, Jaideep decided to make a move out of the comfort zone and follow his heart's calling to becoming a writer. His understanding of Boxing began with Iron Mike's debut as an 18 year old in 1985. Like anyone and everyone else, he holds Muhammad Ali as the greatest, though his personal favorite remains the 'PacMan' Manny Pacquiao for his speed and sheer toughness.

Edited By: Arijit Saha

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