Charlo Explains His Calm Behavior Before Canelo Fight – ‘My Brother Ain’t Been In Camp’

Jermell Charlo’s approach to the Canelo Alvarez fight week took many by surprise due to his calm demeanour.

Charlo is known for being with his twin brother, Jermall Charlo, who is the WBC middleweight champion. While their relationship has been strained, both fighters do hold respect for one another, which has helped them become world champions in their own right. Jermell is the more accomplished boxer, having become undisputed at 154. However, he faces the biggest test of his career when he takes on Canelo Alvarez for all the belts at 168. And in a fight of such magnitude, Jermell could have been forgiven for being more vocal.

And yet, that has been in part due to Jermell’s distance from his brother, as the boxer has not spoken to him during his training camp. This is understandable, as Jermall was involved in a viral confrontation when Caleb Plant smacked the boxer after the Errol Spence Jr. vs. Terence Crawford weigh-in. And with Jermell silent on the matter, the focus was clear on becoming undisputed in a second weight class. With that being said, this is what Charlo had to say.

“This is the same mindset I always have. They say I’m calm, cool and collected, but I’m really fired up. I don’t know why they [say that]. You know, I guess I can say not having my rowdy-a** brother around me every [day] – my brother ain’t been in camp. Ain’t seen him, talked to him, nothing, throughout this whole camp,” Jermell

Nevertheless, Jermall is also focused on making his comeback. The 160-pounder has teamed up with Roy Jones Jr. in an attempt to bounce back after around two years out of the ring since his win over Juan Macias Montiel. And prior to Jermell taking on Canelo, Jermall was being linked with the fight. So come fight night, if Jermell does come up short, the calls on Jermall to gain revenge may increase. But in the meantime, Jermell was staying focused.

“My demeanor, this is really me. I’m more than ready for a fight. I turn it up, turn it off when I need to. And when I get in the ring it’s about protecting yourself and being vicious at every moment and every step of the 12 rounds, 36 minutes,” Jermell


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