Hurd’s Team Looks To Exploit Charlo’s Weaknesses

Jarrett Hurd’s coach, Ernesto Rodriguez, believes that his fighter could stop the undefeated Jermell Charlo and unify the junior middleweight division.

Hurd, who is recovering from surgery after defeating Erislandy Lara in April, he looks to build himself back up upon his return to the ring.

And while a fight against Charlo may not be until 2019, Rodriguez has already found some flaws that would work in his fighter’s favor.

“Jermell is a very good fighter—very strong, technical, and can box. But I think I see some doubt, psychologically. He breaks down and panics when things don’t go his way. I think we can take advantage of that, because when the mind goes, the body follows,” Rodriguez told Boxing News.

“If you watch Jarrett, he stays cool under pressure, even when things aren’t going his way. Doing that allows you to preserve energy. Jermell is the opposite. You can see it in his personality. You say something and he don’t want to hear it, he’ll go off. That’s just his character and we plan on exploiting it.”

Rodriguez would tell Boxing News that if Charlo fights Hurd the same way he fought Austin Trout, he’ll end up on the Canvas.

“Charlo’s time will come,” Rodriguez says.

“We’re not here to disrespect any fighter and we think he’s an excellent one. But we have to keep it 100. Trout moved, clinched and used veteran tactics and Charlo’s mental game broke down. He couldn’t finish Trout. He got tired. And if he fights like that against us, he ain’t seeing the end of the fight, I guarantee you that.”


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