David Benavidez On Jermall Charlo: ‘He Better Back Those Words Up’
Former WBC Super-Middleweight Champion David Benavidez is gunning for a clash with Jermall Charlo.
Benavidez is set to return to the ring to take on Ronald Ellis on March 13. The 168-pound bout will be Benavidez’s first fight since being stripped of the WBC gold due to missing weight for his clash with Roamer Alexis Angulo. Benavidez won the fight but the title was vacated until Canelo Alvarez defeated Callum Smith.
During an interview with PBC’s Ray Flores, Benavidez said that he wants to get his hands on Charlo if he can get past Ellis.
"I would want to get Jermall Charlo in there. He said he can knock me out, so he better back those words up." pic.twitter.com/wuB1tdWANl
— FOX Sports: PBC (@PBConFOX) March 4, 2021
“I would want to get Jermall Charlo in there. That’s the one fight I want to get and hopefully, we can still make it happen. He said he can knock me out, so he better back those words up. Especially for the fans, I feel like that could be a pay-per-view fight. He has a high KO percentage, I have a high KO percentage. So let’s make this fight happen. Let’s give the fans what they want. At the end of the day, it’s good for PBC. It makes sense, so let’s make it happen.”
Charlo is the WBC Middleweight Champion. He’s coming off his fourth successful title defense against Sergiy Derevyanchenko back in September 2020.
Charlo has never been known to hold his tongue. He has gone back-and-forth with viewers during his live social media chats. On several occasions, Charlo has said he would put a beating on Benavidez if the two ever share the ring.