‘You’re Talking to a Man, Bro’ – Jermall Charlo Fires Back at David Benavidez

Published 03/23/2021, 1:00 PM EDT


It looks like the feud between WBC middleweight champ Jermall Charlo and David Benavidez has caught wildfire. The duo has painted shots at each other enormous times, even challenging each other for a 12-round war. A few days back, Benavidez asserted that if Charlo moves up and fights him, then it’ll be his last fight at the 168-pound weight class.

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Recently, Charlo responded to the same while he was in an interview with Brian Custer.

He said, “Tell them to grow up. You’re talking to man homie. I’ve been doing this. Ain’t nowhere in the hell, David Benavidez can touch me. Bro, honestly like the type of character I really want to have like I’m just trying to be more so like professional with it.”

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“But like you see what happens to these little kids that like they jump off in the water and they don’t understand it’s different.”

Charlo last fought in September 2020 against Sergiy Derevyanchenko and claimed a comfortable unanimous decision win, thus defending his title successfully for the third time.

Ever since that win, ‘Hit Man’ has hinted at moving up to the stacked super-middleweight division. Moreover, he wishes to face none other than David Benavidez in his very first fight at that weight class.

In the above interview too, Charlo looked firm on fighting ‘El Bandera Roja’ and giving the undefeated fighter his first ‘L’.

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Jermall Charlo vs David Benavidez – a cracking matchup?

Charlo and Benavidez are among the most elite boxers in their weight classes. Both of them adopt an offensive approach and possess every ability to walk their opponents down. Furthermore, the duo has preserved their ‘O’ significantly well in every fight and wishes to hang up their gloves with an undefeated run.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 24: Fighter David Benavidez in the ring during a media workout at LA Live on September 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

But somebody’s ‘O’ will have to go if these two come face to face against each other inside the squared circle.

With the vast prowess possessed by both Charlo and Benavidez, a battle between them will be worth the watch. It’ll be interesting to see if ‘Hit Man’ really steps up to the super-middleweight division this year and touches gloves with his foe, David Benavidez.

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What do you make of the rift between David Benavidez and Jermall Charlo?

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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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