In an ambitious move, Jermall Charlo is eyeing a jump in weight division to take down David Benavidez after defeating Benavidez’s brother. “I’ll go to 168,” Charlo stated confidently, indicating his readiness to move up to the super middleweight category for a potential clash with Benavidez.
Charlo’s declaration comes on the heels of his victory over David Benavidez’s brother, Jose Benavidez, on Saturday night. The middleweight champion put on a dominant performance, earning a unanimous decision win over Jose and solidifying his status as one of the top fighters in the division.
Following the fight, Charlo wasted no time in setting his sights on David Benavidez, the WBC super middleweight champion. “I want to challenge myself against the best, and I believe I can take down Benavidez,” Charlo proclaimed.
The potential matchup has already generated significant buzz within the boxing community, with fans eager to see Charlo test his skills against a formidable opponent like Benavidez. The 30-year-old Texan has long been regarded as a fierce competitor in the middleweight class, and a move up to 168 pounds would present a new and exciting challenge for him.
Charlo’s confidence and ambition have drawn praise from many within the sport, with some predicting that he has the tools to make a successful transition to the super middleweight division. Should the matchup with Benavidez come to fruition, it would undoubtedly be a high-stakes showdown with significant implications for the future of both fighters.
While the bout has yet to be officially confirmed, Charlo’s bold declaration has certainly added fuel to the fire, and the prospect of a showdown between the two champions is one that many boxing aficionados will be eagerly anticipating in the coming months. Stay tuned for more updates as this exciting potential matchup continues to develop.