Former IBF junior middleweight champion Jermall Charlo (26-0, 20 KOs) and his twin brother Jermell (30-0, 15 KOs) are both looking to make their mark in the sport of boxing. WBC junior middleweight champ Jermell is looking to unify at 154, while Jermall is trying to do big things at 160.
Jermell has business to handle on June 9 against Austin Trout in Los Angeles, while Jermall will battle Hugo Centeno Jr. on April 21 in Brooklyn.
“I want to send a message to the world that I’m going to dominate the 160-pound division, while my brother proves he’s the best 154-pounder on the planet,” said Jermall Charlo. “Once I get my shot, you will all see what I’m talking about. Hugo Centeno Jr. is just in the way of that process. After April 21, you’ll be able to see what I’m really made of.”
Jermall Charlo, 27, has been hard at work in his hometown of Houston, working with head trainer Ronnie Shields as he prepares for Centeno Jr.
“I’m still improving as a fighter,” said Jermall Charlo. “I’ve gotten faster, sharper and I’m able to take more punches than I used to. I’ve been working hard to increase my punch output as well. Nobody can do what I’m doing in the ring.
“Boxing is all about adjusting and that’s what I’m good at. That’s my best attribute, and my team has worked with me so I can make that adjustment on fight night. We always go into the ring ready to fight a different fight than the time before.”
Jermall has been going back on forth with middleweight star Danny Jacobs and is the mandatory challenger for unified world champion Gennady Golovkin. Jermell has been going back and forth with IBF/WBA junior middleweight champ Jarrett Hurd. If he gets by Trout, Hurd could be next.
They both have the talent to dominate their respective divisions, but based off who they have to go through to get to the top; it won’t be easy.