Jermall Charlo: Canelo’s Camp ‘Have Not Tried To Initiate A Fight’
Jermall Charlo insists that Canelo Alvarez’s team isn’t eager to book a fight against him.
Charlo has been adamant in denying a claim from Oscar De La Hoya that he declined a bout with Canelo. Charlo has long received questions about a potential showdown with Canelo. During his live chats on social media, Charlo has said he isn’t avoiding the Mexican star.
Charlo appeared on The Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer and said that no one from Canelo’s camp has tried putting the matchup together (h/t Bad Left Hook).
“We were at 154 together, 160 together, and if I campaign at 168 we’re at 168 together. I haven’t gotten a call from them, I don’t know what the hype is all about but I have not gotten a call from their camp. Their camp has not called me, they have not tried to initiate a fight, they have not even gone to the negotiation levels, so don’t listen to the hype.”
As far as when Charlo sees himself moving up to the super-middleweight division, he feels there’s unfinished business at 160 pounds.
“I want to unify like my brother did. At 160, at least let me unify, let me capture the division, there’s somebody when can unify, we can fight. It don’t matter who got the belt. Maybe like two to three more fights.”
Charlo is the WBC Middleweight Champion. Ryota Murata holds the WBA (Super) gold. Gennady Golovkin is the IBF Champion, while Demetrius Andrade is the WBO titleholder.
Charlo told Custer that he’s hoping to score a bout with “GGG” in the near future.
“I’m trying to lock in this Triple G fight, I’m letting you know first. That’s kind of what I’ve been working on. At least that will give me a little more stepping power to say I can fight Canelo.”