Charlo Unlikely To Face Crawford Or Tszyu at 154

Jermell Charlo is unlikely to return to junior middleweight following his fight with Canelo Alvarez

The American will jump up two-weight classes in order to face Alvarez at 168 lbs in an attempt to become undisputed at super-middleweight.

Canelo is seen as the favorite, given the huge difference in size, but Charlo’s athleticism is seen as a partial equalizer.

If Charlo were to come out victorious, then there would most likely be a rematch by virtue of Canelo being the current champion.

The perception, therefore, was that a loss would result in Charlo going back to 154.

Although that may be the case, Charlo dismissed those suggestions when he was asked if Crawford is now in his weight class. 

“You can’t f**k with me. I don’t give a f**k.” “Nah, this ain’t my weight class. I’m fighting Canelo next. I don’t know what they’re talking about. I’m undisputed at 154. I already did that,” Charlo

Charlo’s decision may be influenced by the WBO’s decision to strip his belt following his bout with Alvarez, as Tim Tszyu will become the full champion after waiting in the mandatory position for over a year.

And at a time when Charlo has nothing else to prove in the weight class, a move up from 154 may be the most likely option.

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