Charlo Brothers Are Feeling The Pressure
Two days away from their primetime showdowns against Tony Harrison and Matt Korobov on FOX, the Charlo Brothers spoke to the press on Thursday from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
“Once I heard about the new opponent, I knew that we had work to do,” Jermall Charlo said of Korobov, who replaces Willie Monroe Jr, because of a failed VADA test earlier this week. “Nothing I can do about someone who was unprofessional. I didn’t put my head down; I knew that we’d make another fight. I’m glad that Korobov stepped up to the plate. I think it’s going to be a great fight.”
“Korobov was on the undercard so I know that it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for him. I’m well prepared for the challenge. I’m going to get in there and show my professionalism Saturday.”
Speaking on this opportunity, Korobov believes he’ll be giving Charlo a challenge on Saturday night, “I respect that Jermall Charlo took this fight and I’m going to try to show my best on Saturday night”, the challenger for the interim WBC middleweight title told the press at Barclays Center.
“I have the skills to make this a great night for myself. I am going to bring everything I’ve got. I spent some time outside of the ring but the whole time I was preparing for a moment like this and I’m going to make it count.”
In the co-main event, Jermell Charlo will defend his WBC super middleweight crown against Tony Harrison, and Charlo knows the level of expectation put upon him and his brother Saturday night is very high.
“Now that we’re here, me and my brother have big opportunities,” Jermell told the media on Thursday. “We can’t drop the ball. This is important to us and we’re going to take advantage of it. It’s only right that me and my brother close out this year.”
“I want to go first on fight night. I want to take everything that I’ve been building up and put it on display Saturday night.”
“I don’t feed into any outside noise or voices,” Harrison said leading into fight night. “My preparation was great. This is the best camp I’ve ever had. The pedestal is high for Jermell Charlo; he has pressure to put on a certain type of performance. I’m just going to relax and do what I train to do and that’s fight.”
Jermell Charlo and Jermall Charlo headline Premier Boxing Champions on FOX, Saturday night December 22nd, as Jermell defends his WBC super middleweight title against Tony Harrison, and WBC interim middleweight champion Jermall Charlo defends against Matt Korobov. The broadcast begins at 8pm ET on Fox.