Jermell Charlo Missed Window For Tszyu Combat, Now He Faces A Monster


4-belt 154-lb champion Jermell Charlo could have missed the right window that he needed to struggle Tim Tszyu earlier this 12 months in January earlier than he gained extra expertise with spectacular knockouts of former WBC junior middleweight Tony ‘Tremendous Dangerous’ Harrison and the power-punching Carlos Ocampo.

Tszyu blasted out Ocampo (34-3, 22 KOs) within the first spherical final Saturday night time after knocking him down twice on the Gold Coast Conference Centre, Broadbeach, Australia. Ocampo was in unhealthy form after the second knockout, forcing the referee Danrex Tapdasan to drag the plug on the struggle at 1:17 of the spherical.

It could be too late for Jermell (35-1-1, 19 KOs) as a result of Tszyu (23-0, 17 KOs) has improved his sport, exhibiting the sort of expertise harking back to his well-known dad, Kostya Tszyu.

Charlo ought to have fought Tszyu whereas he was nonetheless inexperienced with out expertise towards high quality opposition as a result of now he might be going through somebody who has been across the block and can know easy methods to take care of what he’s up towards.

Jermell hasn’t fought since his tenth spherical knockout win over WBO 154-lb champion Brian Castano of their rematch final 12 months in Might 2022, and a few really feel that he’s been having fun with himself an excessive amount of having fun with his success from the win.

That sort of factor occurs with fighters. After they choose up vital wins, they relaxation on their laurels, learn their clippings, have a good time like mad, get lazy, fats, and don’t need to return to work. Tyson Fury, Jermall Charlo & Teofimo Lopez are textbook examples of that.

Jermell could have caught that very same bug, which is horrible information for him as a result of Tszyu isn’t the fighter you need to struggle while you’ve been out for a 12 months and a half, residing off the recollections of previous glories.

We all know Jermell suffered a damaged left hand late final 12 months, however it’s June, and he’s STILL not again contained in the ring.

I would like Charlo on my resume. So, get it in right here, and let’s dance in October,” mentioned Tszyu, calling out Jermell after beating Ocampo. “I’ve overcome adversity, so it was about pushing via. I didn’t assume it could be this fast. I really feel like a pit bull, and there’s no stopping me. The massive one is Charlo, so get your tickets. We’re coming again with 4 belts.”

Jermell hasn’t mentioned something about vacating his WBO title to swerve Tszyu, so we are able to anticipate him to defend towards him subsequent, supplied he doesn’t want extra time for his damaged left hand to fix.

Charlo will seemingly be ring rusty, and it may very well be robust on him to go up towards a younger killer like Tszyu after a 12 months and a half sitting idle.

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