Former WBC junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo wants to silence the doubters, and the only way that can happen is if he avenges his first and only loss, which happened in December against Tony Harrison. Charlo expects to do just that on June 23 when he battles WBC junior middleweight champion, Harrison, in the rematch, at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
“I’m coming to this rematch with a whole different mindset and a much better game plan,” Charlo said at a press conference on Wednesday. “I took this loss like a wake-up call and reminded myself why I’ve been doing this for all these years.”
A loss in boxing can set a fighter back, but according to Charlo, that has not been the case for him.
“I feel like I’m the people’s champ for fans all around the world,” Charlo said. “My popularity is still growing despite the robbery. I’m going to step into the ring and channel everything into a great performance.”
Five months later, Charlo still believes he was robbed, but this time, he is looking to leave no doubts.
“Tony knows exactly what happened in our fight,” Charlo said. “He knows he can’t beat me. I’m here to prove it again and leave no doubt.
“I’m dominating this fight. If he(Harrison) does make it to the 12th round, he’s going to be bruised and beat down.
“I’m leaving it all in the ring in this fight. I’ve got no distractions, and everything is smooth heading into this one. I’m giving 110 percent. It’s going to be ruthless.”