Jermall Charlo Will Not Be Stripped – Says Mauricio Sulaiman

Mauricio Sulaiman has revealed that he has no intention of stripping Jermall Charlo, despite the WBC middleweight champion’s inactivity.

Charlo has not fought since his win over Juan Macias Montiel which was all the way back in 2021. Although he secured a unanimous-decision victory, he has been dealing with mental health issues since then.

The 160-pounder had been suggested as a possible opponent for Canelo Alvarez. However, his brother, Jermell Charlo, will face the Mexican instead.

In the aftermath, Charlo addressed that decision on social media. However, his slurred speech raised a lot of concern, as well as his following comments.

“All right, so I’m going to tell y’all the real s**t.  Yeah, I signed the contract with Canelo too. I gave it to my brother first, so we both make money.

“Is y’all crazy? We both going to make money, but if I can give it to my brother first until, I guess, get right because they so-called I gotta get right.

“I got get right. I ain’t tripping, but as long as I get a fight with [Canelo]. “Y’all want some psychedelics? Y’all mad at me because I gave the fight to my brother? Let my brother fight. My brother got to go up two weight classes,” Charlo


As such, Charlo has delayed his mandatory obligations at middleweight. The WBC had ordered a bout between Juan Macias Montiel and Carlos Adames for the interim belt.

Adames came out victorious, which put him in line to face Charlo. However, Charlo’s personal problems meant that Adames has had to wait even longer for his opportunity.

Having said that, though, Adames could become the full WBC champion if Charlo were to vacate or be stripped. Regardless of what the case may be, Sulaiman is not looking to rush the champion.

“There’s no limit. We’re in full communication with Adames and Charlo. We will support Charlo, we will support Adames. I understand Adames, he’s in good position to get big fights,” Sulaiman said

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