Never lacking confidence WBC super welterweight champion says he's the "best fighter at 154 hands down" as he eyes a unification bout with Jarrett Hurd.
Jermell Charlo came to the ring Saturday night at STAPLES Center wearing a lion head, and left the ring with another good name on his ledger.
Despite a four-fight stoppage streak, WBC 154-pound champion Jermell Charlo says he's in 'dog shape' and ready to go the full 12 rounds if necessary when he faces former titleholder Austin Trout tomorrow night in Los Angeles.
Former super welterweight titleholder confident he will regain 154-pound belt Saturday night when he faces Jermell Charlo on Showtime.
Houston-based Jermell Charlo, who now lives in LA, makes the third defense of his WBC title against former world champion Austin Trout in a Showtime-televised title doubleheader in his own backyard at the Staples Center.
This week in boxing history, PBC looks back at a pair of heavyweight legends defending their crowns, two pulse-raising bouts that were named Fight of the Year and a history-making night in the 154-pound division.
With his twin brother’s victory and first world championship safely in the bank, Jermall Charlo entered the ring Saturday night determined to make history in his title defense against Austin Trout: With a win, he and Jermell Charlo would hold 154-pound titles concurrently, becoming the first boxing twins to do so.
By any measure, Austin Trout’s three biggest fights came in succession against Miguel Cotto, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Erislandy Lara. Trout defeated Cotto, but lost the next two, along with his 154-pound world championship.