This past weekend we saw Jermall Charlo (29-0, 21KOs) take on Brandon Adams (21-3, 13KOs) in Charlo’s second fight in his backyard of Houston, Texas. As expected by many fans and most experts, Charlo dominated from the opening bell. Some would argue that it was not that impressive since he was expected to stop the not well known challenger in Adams – it went to the scorecards. Regardless of who thinks it was impressive or not, Charlo got the job done and did not have much trouble doing so.
After the fight, Charlo stated that he wants a big fight and he wants it with either of the two biggest names in the middleweight division – whether it is with the arguable pound-for-pound king in Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (52-1-2, 35KOs) or the hard hitting veteran Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin (39-1-1 35KOs), he wants it next! It’s a hard situation for him due to the networking issues going on in the boxing world right now, Charlo being with PBC signed to Al Haymon and both Canelo & GGG on the other side with DAZN, it seems very unrealistic for that to happen.
Canelo has all the options in the world, with all middleweights (and even super middleweights) wanting to fight him next. It doesn’t seem as if Canelo vs Charlo will be next. As for GGG, he is getting older so it seems as if he is not fighting any big names unless it is a third fight with Canelo which he wants. So what other options are out there for Charlo?
Charlo has had some type of run in or verbal back-and-forth with almost all of the top fighters in the 160 pound division. He’s had a face to face run in with former IBF Middleweight titleholder, Daniel ‘Miracle Man’ Jacobs (35-3, 29KOs), and there were also back and forth exchanges on Twitter. That would be a great fight with some heat already added in the mix.
There is also the current WBO Middleweight Champion Demetrius ‘Boo Boo’ Andrade (28-0, 17KOs) who had a dominating victory of his own this past weekend against Maclej Sulecki (28-2, 11KOs) on DAZN. We are all aware of the beef Andrade has with both of the Charlo brothers so that too is another fight that has some personal ramifications. But, once again Charlo is in a tough spot to get either of these fights, with him being a PBC fighter.
Charlo has a lot to prove to some critics who think he is overrated and/or unproven. But will these fights ever get made and most of all is he ready for them? As of now the best realistic match-up looks like it could be a rematch with Matvey Korobov (28-2-1, 14KOs) who Charlo defeated in December of 2018. Some felt he lost against Korobov; however, if he could get a rematch and win in more convincing fashion, it could answer a lot of questions and get the fans to try & push for the bigger fights to happen. For now all we can do is keep our fingers crossed and wait.