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“Damn They Aren’t Playing This Camp”: Jermall Charlo Flying A Plane To Go Train With Trainer Roy Jones Jr Leaves The Fans Awe-Struck

Published 09/23/2023, 1:04 PM EDT

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Jermall Charlo, the renowned WBC Middleweight boxer recently made rounds on the internet when he took an unconventional route to his training camp. Instead of enduring an arduous 8-hour road trip, Charlo opted for a different approach–he hopped on a friend’s plane to make his journey more efficient and comfortable. This decision was not merely a matter of convenience; He strategically made this move to enhance his training regimen and give a much-needed boost to his mental well-being.

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Charlo, who recently opened up about his mental health struggles, went live on social media to divulge the reason he considered flying his friend’s plane. He said he would rather risk flying if it meant he wouldn’t be wasting 8 hours flying to Roy Jones Jr. and back to his home in Houston Texas. Fans though, are noticing something else about the pugilist’s unconventional decision.

Fans React to Jermall Charlo and his unconventional mode of transportation


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Mental health struggles are not uncommon in the high-pressure world of professional sports, and Charlo’s decision to open up about his challenges is commendable. Roy Jones is pushing him outside his comfort zone for confidence. Damn, they aren’t playing this camp. A user stated, noticing a new and renewed drive in the bruiser.



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A commenter made a similar observation, noticing that Charlo is beginning to look much happier than he did before.I hope jemall can come back and get some big wins he starting to look a little happier.”

Another reminded him to fly over fellow boxer David Benavidez. If you recall, according to DAZN Charlo had promised a bout with Benavidez, but backed out of it eventually, for reasons then unknown. 

“Fly over David Benavidez’s house. Tell him you ain’t scared. Then fly away proud with your dignity.” they said.

A user realized that Charlo has been secretly struggling with his mental health because of his more reserved nature, in contrast to his twin, fellow boxer Jermall Charlo. they commented, “Now that I think back, Mall always been probably secretly struggling cuz he always been the quiet, reserved twin. It’s good he can express himself without caring what people think!”

Another user concurs, hoping that this training regimen helps him mentally. I hope this helps him mentally”

The Roy Jones effect?


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It is evident that Charlo is putting in the effort to meet the acclaimed Roy Jones Jr.’s training camp. It is also obvious the visible positive impact that this training has had on the seasoned boxer. While he is currently on hiatus from boxing, we hope we get to see Charlo fresh and ready for any impending bouts that may come his way. Charlo’s journey to see his trainer Roy Jones Jr. holds more significance than meets the eye. Jones, a legend in the world of boxing, is known for pushing his proteges beyond their comfort zones to build their confidence and skills. 

Reflecting on Charlo’s journey, some fans have recognized this newfound openness and willingness to express himself without fear of judgment could be a breakthrough moment not only for his career but also for his mental well-being. It’s a step towards finding inner peace and balance, which are essential in any athlete’s journey.

Roy Jones and Charlo’s unwavering commitment to pushing boundaries during this camp exemplifies their determination to rise to the top of the boxing world.


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What do you think about Jermall’s piloting skills? Are you hoping to see him step into the ring soon? Comment below!

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Written by:

Simona Pereira


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Simona Pereira is a Boxing writer at Essentially Sports and loves the sport in its entirety. Boxing keeps her on the edge of her seat and the drama that surrounds the sport is something that she remains interested in. She loves exploring the different angles that are there so that the readers know what's really brewing.
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Abhishek Das