Jermall Charlo, middleweight champion by the CMB, is the favorite rival of Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez to fight in May 2022.
“I have heard that I could fight with Jermall charlo May 5 ”, reported Mike coppinger in the program State of Boxing from ESPN. “There are talks now for that fight.”
During the convention of CMB on the Mexico City, Eddy Reynoso asked the body to allow them to go up to cruiserweight to challenge the champion, Ilunga Makabu.
However, the Congolese will defend the championship on January 29 against Thabiso Mchunu. At some point they came to look for that Mchunu step aside to contend with Saul, but did not accept.
Now because they failed to Thabiso step aside, they are analyzing who will be the next opponent of the boxer from Guadalajara.
And it is not the first time that Charlo has been heard as an opponent of SaulWell, since they were at 160 pounds, they got to talk. However, in recent months Jermall expressed that there was no way he would face Canelo, since the Mexican did not want to get into the ring with him.
Jermall Charlo, the favorite to face Canelo Álvarez
Also another detail is the weight in which the combat would be made, since Charlo he is monarch of 160 pounds and Saul out of 168. But Canelo He recently explained that he will no longer lose to middleweight, so the opponent who wanted to challenge him needed to go up to super middleweight or light heavyweight.
At some point he even said that he would vacate the belt of the CMB middleweight just to get up and challenge Canelo Alvarez.
In his last fight Jermall charlo faced Juan Macías Montiel in June 2021. Although he beat him in a wide unanimous decision by cards of 119-109, 118-109 and 120-108, he did not leave the public happy.