Jermell Charlo Wants Hurd, May Face Trout In June
With Jarrett Hurd walking out of Las Vegas with two more titles, Jermell Charlo is looking to be the one who truly unifies the super welterweight division in a battle against the Maryland native.
For now the WBC super welterweight champion will have to wait on that fight and prepare for his June 9th title defense, possibly against Austin Trout.
Trout, who lost to Hurd in October 2017, when Trout’s corner threw in the towel.
“I’d rather fight Hurd right away, but I’m fighting June 9,” Jermell Charlo said. “I’d rather fight in the main event. That would be the best thing. But I will be ready for Trout and then I will be ready for Hurd.
“It’s like it’s been a tournament, and me and Hurd is the final for all those belts. I am going to be so ready. My life is solid, I’m training hard, always working.”
Charlo said there is a good and a bad thing about taking a fight before facing Hurd..
“The good is the world will see me again and I can put on the kind of great performance I want to put on June 9 even though I’m not worked up about who the opponent is,” he said. “Also, L.A. is like a second home to me. The bad is that it’s boxing. Anything can happen. There could be an injury or a setback, but I want to be sharp. I want to be monstrous and explosive. I want to be seriously explosive on fight night.”
“We trying to bring back the old-school boxing,” Charlo said. “Let’s rumble. The best fight the best. I have the old-school mentality. We got to get in the dungeon [to train] and be ready. I’ve been there 30 times. Next I have June 9 and then I want Hurd.”
Original Story: ESPN