Is Time Up For Jermall Charlo To Continue As WBC 160lb Champ?
He hasn't fought in over a year.
The boxing community has raised eyebrows on Jermall Charlo, who has been inactive for 17 months since retaining his WBC middleweight strap against Juan Macias Montiel in June 2021.
The unbeaten star (32-0, 22 KOs) hasn’t yet been called out by the WBC nor asked to be stripped off the title.
It has been observed recently that the sanctioning body has given their titlists the emeritus tag if they choose not to defend their straps for some time due to injuries or pains.
But fans believe that Charlo has had recovered from every ache a long time now.
The 32-year-old defended his WBC 160-lb title once in 2021 and once in 2020. He hasn’t fought ever since.
It is expected that he will not compete in the coming few months either and it is only fair for then the WBC to step in and make a decision because this doesn’t help the cause of top contendor Carlos Adames.
He has been sitting on the sidelines for a while and waiting for Charlo to grant him a title shot.
In case Charlo has his title taken away, Adames is likely to take on either Jamie Munguia, Chris Eubank Jr, Ryota Murata or Sergiy Derevyanchenko for the WBC middleweight belt.