By Sean Jones: WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo calls out Gennadiy ‘GGG’ Golovkin for a unification struggle. Charlo (32-0, 22 KOs) desires so as to add the 39-year-old Golovkin’s IBF 160-lb title to his assortment if the struggle could be made.
“Let’s make it occur,” mentioned Jermall in calling out Golovkin on social media.
Getting Golovkin (41-1-1, 36 KOs) to conform to a unification match with the 31-year-old Charlo might show tough if not unimaginable, because it’s believed that he’s ready for his December thirty first unification struggle in opposition to inactive WBA ‘Tremendous World’ middleweight champion Ryota Murata on December thirty first in Japan.
Charlo: I don’t need to decide on an older man
“I can add GGG as a result of look what I did to [Sergiy] Derevyanchenko, who they mentioned had a tough time with him,” mentioned Charlo about Golovkin.
“I simply don’t need to decide on an older man [Golovkin] and make it appear like I’m going for a weaker struggle, however he does have a belt. There’s a time to unify.
“If there’s a time to unify earlier than he [Golovkin] runs out of gasoline, then I’m right here to struggle him. Such as you have been saying, my legacy is on the road.
“So, I struggle for my legacy, and I struggle for the individuals entire love me, and that’s what I’m doing,” mentioned Charlo.
It appears like Jermall is a little bit conflicted about calling out the soon-to-be 40-year-old GGG.
On the one hand, Charlo desires to seize Golovkin’s IBF middleweight title so as to add to his assortment. Nonetheless, alternatively, it doesn’t sit proper with him to be choosing on an older fighter now that’s quickly to be categorized as a Quadragenarian [person in their 40s].
Jermall gained’t get the credit score for beating Golovkin now that he would have if he’d stepped as much as the plate 5 to 10 years in the past when he was nonetheless younger and firing on all eight cylinders.
In Golovkin’s final three fights, he’s regarded like a shadow of the fighter he as soon as was, battling Steve Rolls, Sergiy Derevyanchenko, and Kamil Szeremeta.
Golovkin arguably misplaced his struggle with Derevyanchenko in October 2019 however was surprisingly given a controversial 12 spherical unanimous resolution.
If Derevyanchenko have been as fashionable as Canelo Alvarez, Golovkin probably would have misplaced as a result of he regarded just like the loser in that struggle.
Why isn’t Charlo calling out Andrade?
Boxing followers need to know WHY Jermall is looking out Golovkin proper now and never WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade.
Golovkin has an excuse for not combating Charlo as a result of he’s dealing with Murata in December. Nonetheless, Andrade will quickly be freed up after wiping out fringe contender Jason Quigley subsequent month on November nineteenth.
The 35-year-old Murata (16-2, 13 KOs) hasn’t fought in two years since 2019, and for some weird motive, the World Boxing Affiliation hasn’t stripped him of his title.
It’s not handy for the contenders within the WBA’s high 15 rankings to have a champion like Murata sit on his belt for 2 stable years with out defending it, however I assume they’ve their foundation for letting him sit on their title.
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