Via Dan Ambrose: Jermall Charlo says he’s ready to fight the undefeated David Benavidez and use him as a “Stepstep” to Canelo Alvarez if that’s what they want the fight to be.
Considering how eager Charlo has been (32-0.22 KOs) in the past when fighting Benavidez (26-0.23 KOs), it’s hard to imagine a situation where he would agree to fight him. me if Canelo set that as a condition for a lucrative battle.
Jermall seems confident he’ll eventually get to the fight with Canelo without him having to stick his neck out by fighting 160- or 168-pound quality stuff.
If Jermall really believes Benavidez will be a stepping stone, he should be in the fight because if he beats the former WBC super middleweight champion twice, that would open the door for a showdown with Canelo.
“I will still fight [David Benavidez’s] a** and use him as a stepping stone come to Canelo if that’s what they want me to do, but they don’t set that up,” Jermall Charlo told Fighthype.
If Canelo insists on asking Jermall and Benavidez to fight, it will be interesting to see if the Charlo twins will agree to enter the contest.
Jermall made good money voluntarily defending his WBC middleweight title on Showtime without the net insisting he had to better resist opposition.
Unfortunately, Charlo hasn’t made a risky fight since his 2016 game against Julian ‘J-Rock’ Williams. That was the last time Jermall faced a solid A-lister.
In Jermall’s fights over the past six years, the best boxers he has fought with are arguably Sergiy Derevyanchenko and Matt Korobov. Both of them have come a long way and are no longer at the peak of their careers.
“He is not professional enough. He hasn’t learned how to get a boxer to open up to the great bumps he has and the power,” Shawn Porter said on the Porter Way Podcast about WBA super-middleweight champion David Morrell Jr is not ready. Benavidez. ”
David Morrell Jr would be a good fight for Benavidez if Charlo doesn’t want the fight. However, the 24-year-old Morrell (7-0.6 KOs) has no experience fighting someone like Benavidez and doesn’t make any combos. For Morrell to stand a chance against Benavidez, he’ll need to hit combos as his single shots won’t do the job.