Given their perfect records, high boxing acumen, devastating punching power and intense animosity toward one another, nobody was shocked that Jermall Charlo and Julian Williams put on an electrifying performance in their 154-pound world title fight. Pretty much everyone, however, was shocked by the electrifying finish.
This week in PBC Jabs, host Jordan Hardy recaps Abner Mares’ brilliant performance against Jesus Cuellar and Jermall Charlo’s sensational knockout of Julian Williams in a world title doubleheader, and talks with Mares about winning a fourth world title.
There were many boxing observers who believed Jermall Charlo wanted no part of top-ranked contender Julian Williams. Charlo scoffed at such a suggestion, eventually agreed to the fight, then went out and showed why few in the 154-pound division should want any part of him.
Jermall Charlo and Julian Williams aren’t exactly best friends, so it’s no surprise they don’t agree on very much. However, there is one opinion that the unbeaten 26-year-olds do share: Their 154-pound title clash is going to be the toughest fight of their respective careers—and it’s going to be an epic brawl.
PBC Jabs gets ready for action this week as Paulie Malignaggi analyzes world title matchups Jesus Cuellar vs Abner Mares and Jermall Charlo vs Julian Williams, and host Jordan Hardy spotlights the talent-filled undercard and gets acquainted with Polish heavyweight prospect Izuagbe Ugonoh.
Despite having poor eyesight for most of his life, Jermall Charlo has won a 154-pound title and remained unbeaten through 24 professional fights. With his vision now corrected, the 26-year-old world champion can’t wait to see how good he can really become.
Always a straight shooter, Julian Williams will be the first to tell you that his first world title shot is coming against the most talented and dangerous opponent he’s ever faced. And that’s just how “J Rock” wants it.
Jermall Charlo was virtually inseparable from twin brother Jermell for most of their youth, and even today the siblings share the distinction of calling themselves 154-pound world champions. But the 26-year-old Texans took different paths to reach the same destination.