– Fighting in front of family and friends in his hometown, Jermell Charlo came out like a man intent on putting on a show, firing a big overhand right hand that caught Joachim Alcine flush just 30 seconds into the fight. From there, Charlo used his lightning-quick jab to set up—and land—big power shots.
– Alcine was a bit more active and effective in the second round, but the 39-year-old had no answer for Charlo’s hand speed. As the fight continued, Charlo’s precision improved, as he was able to consistently find home with each hand, connecting to both the head and the body.
– After stunning Alcine with a pair of right hands in both the third and fourth rounds, Charlo finally unleashed the winning formula less than 30 seconds into the sixth, using a big right uppercut, followed by a short right to drop his opponent. Alcine made it to his feet and actually landed a big right of his own, but Charlo walked right through it and continued his assault. After just missing with a sweeping left hook midway through the round, Charlo hit the mark a big overhand-right/left-hook combination that sent Alcine staggering into the ropes. As Charlo connected with one final short right to the jaw, referee John Schorle stepped in and halted the fight.
Prior to his 154-pound fight against Joachim Alcine in his hometown of Houston, Jermell Charlo talked about his desire to build a boxing hotbed of sorts in his backyard. If he’s looking for some marketing material to push his mission forward, all he needs to do is distribute tape of Saturday’s performance throughout the Space City.
Facing an opponent 14 years his senior, Charlo (27-0, 12 KOs) once again proved that youth is king in the ring, using his lightning-quick speed and thunderous punching power to break down Alcine (35-8, 21 KOs), keeping his perfect record intact with sixth-round technical knockout at NRG Arena.
Fighting in front of friends, family—including unbeaten twin brother, Jermall—and youth fighters from his nearby boxing gym, Charlo wasted no time jumping on Alcine, firing a big overhand right that caught the former champ flush just 30 seconds into the bout. From there, the 25-year-old Charlo methodically used his jab to set up—and land—big power shots.
By the third round, Charlo was in firm control of the contest, and after wobbling Alcine with two big right hands—one in the third and one in the fourth—it seemed only a matter of time before the hometown favorite would find the winning formula.
That time came in the sixth, when Charlo dropped Alcine with a vicious right uppercut followed by a short right hand. Alcine made it to his feet and after the fight resumed, he actually connected with a solid right hand of his own. Unfortunately for him, Charlo walked right through it and kept firing away.
Midway through the round, Charlo just missed with a sweeping left hook, but then hit the mark with a follow-up overhand-right/left-hook combination that sent Alcine staggering into the ropes. As one final short right to the jaw connected, referee John Schorle stepped in and halted the fight at the 1:21 mark.
With that, Charlo had his first stoppage victory in more than two years. More importantly, he kept the Charlo name unblemished: He and Jermall, who won a 154-pound title in September, are now a combined 49-0.
- Charlo vs Alcine