Jermell Charlo has a message for all the naysayers following his win over Jeison Rosario.
Charlo handled business this past Saturday, September 26. He put his WBC Light-Middleweight Title on the line against Rosario, who held the WBA (Super) and IBF gold. Charlo scored the eighth-round knockout win with a body shot. With the win, Charlo now has every major boxing title at 154 pounds except for the WBO gold, which is held by Patrick Teixeira.
Speaking to reporters during the post-fight press conference, Charlo made it clear that he didn’t appreciate the doubters going into the big Showtime pay-per-view doubleheader with his brother Jermall, who was also successful in his bout against Sergiy Derevyanchenko (via Boxing Scene).
“I hope that we proved all of these haters wrong tonight because I seen a whole lotta yak on that Instagram and on them Twitters and all of them pages, and all of that media. I heard our own boss that own Showtime [president of sports and event programming Stephen Espinoza], like I said, he said that, you know, ‘Don’t be surprised if both of the Charlos lose.’ Sh-t! They don’t understand the skills and the levels of boxing, and that’s what we present.”
Jermell has now improved his pro boxing record to 34-1. Along the way, he has scored 18 knockout victories. With three major titles added to his mantle, many are wondering what’s next for Charlo. Jermell said he feels like the king of the 154-pound division and it’s hard to argue with his success.