It took Jermell Charlo three rounds to get several months of frustration out of his system on Sunday night, as the former WBC light middleweight champion knocked out Jorge Cota.
Charlo, who was set to face the current WBC champion, Tony Harrison, ended up standing across from Cota after a training injury to Harrison leading up to fight night.
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Cota had a quick turn around, fighting just nine weeks prior, losing a split decision to Jeison Rosario on the same April 20th card as current unified world heavyweight champion, Andy Ruiz Jr.
Charlo would not allow Cota to go the distance, as the 50-1 favorite would drop Cota twice with right hands in the fight’s third round, forcing the referee to stop the fight following the second knockdown with moments left in the fight.
With the win, Charlo sets himself up for the rematch with Harrison which may happen later in 2019.