Jermall Charlo Criticizes Showtime For Overlooking Presser On His Return

Jermall Charlo has accused Showtime of going against him after the news that a press conference for his upcoming bout on November 25th, 2023, against Jose Benavidez Jr. was not made.

The fight represents Charlo’s first bout since his 2021 victory against Juan Macias Montiel. However, the WBC middleweight champion’s mass inactivity has been the result of mental health struggles, which have been well documented. The journey back to the boxing ring began to gain pace this year after WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman confirmed that Charlo would not be stripped despite not having fought his WBC mandatory Carlos Adames. Thereafter, Charlo had been suggested as an opponent for Canelo Alvarez, only for Jermell Charlo to take the fight. But given that the current WBC 160-pound champion was making his comeback, Charlo could not fathom the lack of interest in his comeback.

“Showtime, they don’t do me no press conference.  They don’t do nothing for me, and they ain’t told y’all I’m fighting yet. I’m back. Is Showtime trying to boycott me or whatever? They haven’t told me when I’m fighting. I’ll be fighting on November 25th. You can judge me how you want, but I’ll be back on November 25th. I’m getting better every day,” Charlo

Despite this being the case, Charlo’s fight is ultimately against someone who has campaigned as a 154-pounder. And since Charlo is a middleweight, the boxer is expected to come through without any serious issues. Although that may be the case, the failure to win, or win in style, could ultimately backfire on the boxer. But provided that Charlo comes through with a solid performance, his stock may rise once again.

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