Jermell Charlo has let it be known that he intends to turn his hometown of Houston into a kind of boxing mecca. If he’s looking to advance his efforts with some marketing material, all he needs to do is blast out highlights of his performance Saturday night in the Space City.
What’s scarier: Jason Voorhees carving his way through his 10th Crystal Lake coed in an hour, or the Sugar Ray Robinson-Jake LaMotta scene in “Raging Bull?” If you aren’t sickened and a little terrified watching Robert De Niro take that beating, then Martin Scorsese failed you in some way.
When Jermell Charlo takes on Joachim Alcine on Halloween night at NRG Arena, it will be only his second time headlining a card—and the first time he’s done so in his hometown of Houston.
If he was 300 miles to the north, Jermell Charlo could be riding in the Tour de France.
Earlier this month, Jermall Charlo kept his perfect record intact and captured his first world title by ravaging veteran 154-pound champ Cornelius Bundrage via a vicious third-round technical knockout.