Jermall Charlo Reveals His Toughest Fight To Date

WBC Middleweight Champion Jermall Charlo has weighed in on what he believes was the toughest fight of his pro boxing career.

Charlo is undefeated with a record of 30-0. He’s beaten the likes of Austin Trout, Julian Williams, and Cornelius Bundrage. For Charlo, one fight, in particular, stands out as the toughest of his fighting career to date.

Appearing as a guest on Showtime’s All The Smoke podcast, Charlo explained why he feels his fight against Matvey Korobov was the most difficult of his career (h/t BoxingScene.com).

“My toughest fight… I fought against [Matvey] Korobov on the date my brother actually got robbed of his title. That was kind of one of my toughest fights, only because I was getting ready for a different southpaw [Willie Monroe Jr.].

“Then five days before the fight, he tested positive for steroids. So, they switched in this other guy that had been training and getting ready for me, on the fly. So, I had to go in there and make the best adjustments. At the same time, I had a lot going through my head.”

Some fight fans and experts believe Charlo will be in for a true test against Sergiy Derevyanchenko this Saturday, September 26. Charlo’s WBC Middleweight Championship will be on the line. Derevyanchenko is best known for his gusty performances against Gennadiy Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs. While Derevyanchenko lost both fights, he certainly made things interesting. Some believe Derevyanchenko deserved the nod against Golovkin and others have even gone as far as to say he should’ve won both bouts.

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