His comments arrived after the American was dominated in a one-sided fight on his way to a unanimous-decision loss. The perception after the fight was that Charlo looked to avoid facing heavy punishment rather than trying to win the boxing bout. After all, after being dropped in the seventh round, the American simply chose to box and move rather than fire back in kind. And now Charlo’s own comments have confirmed that his aim is not to fight for titles, but rather bigger purses.
“I just follow the plans and fight whoever. It’s about being great, and I’m already a legend in boxing. Hopefully, y’all put me in the Hall of Fame. I don’t know who the hell controls that, but I deserve it. It’s about fighting the best fights and making the most money at this point in my life and career. So, fighting Brian Mendoza or Tszyu, it’s not as satisfying. I’ll listen to my coaches and follow the plans of my management,” Charlo said
As a fighter, those comments are understandable. However, the loss to Alvarez has not done him any favors in that regard. Terence Crawford has ruled himself out of fighting Charlo following the latter’s poor showing against Canelo. Meanwhile, a fight with Tim Tszyu would generate interest due to their bad blood. And yet, Charlo is not keen on that fight.
“Fighting Brian Mendoza or Tszyu, it’s not as satisfying. I’ll listen to my coaches and follow the plans of my management,” Charlo
Other options on the table could be a bout against Brian Mendoza, Erickson Lubin or Jaron Ennis. But since Charlo has conquered the 154 division, it would have to be a mega fight to get the American interested, leaving his future uncertain.