Twin Takeover at The Mohegan Sun | What’s Next For The Charlo Brothers

This past weekend on Showtime PPV, Jermall and Jermell Charlo cemented their claims to being the best fighters in their respective divisions with very impressive wins over very good competition.

First up was Jermall Charlo, who was defending his 160lb. WBC Title. Opposing him was Sergiy Derevyanchenko, who was looking to capture that elusive world title in his third attempt. Unfortunately, the third time would not be the charm. It was an action packed fight, but at the end of the night, all judges saw the fight as a unanimous decision victory for Charlo.The scores were 116-112, 117-111, and 118-110 respectively.

Next on the Horizon for Jermall Charlo?

The middleweight division has plenty of talent and interesting matchups he could pursue. Demetrius Andrade is the current WBO Champion and former division kingpin, Gennady Golovkin, currently holds the IBF title. Those match-ups immediately jump off the page.The big fish of the division though is Canelo Alvarez. Alvarez is the WBA/WBC (Franchise Champion) and Ring Magazine belt holder. More than that, Canelo might be the biggest star that we have currently in the sport. Charlo made it clear last week that he feels a victory over Canelo would cement his legacy in the sport.

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Another Big Finish for Jermell

The main event of the evening saw Jermell Charlo against Jeison Rosario. Rosario came into the fight as holder of the WBA/IBF Jr. Middleweight Championships, after he scored a surprising TKO victory over Julian Williams in January of this year. This was Charlo’s first fight of 2020 since reclaiming his title with a KO of Tony Harrison in December of 2019.

The fight was a nip and tuck affair. Despite being down in the first and sixth rounds, Rosario was still very much in the fight. Then in the eighth round, Charlo landed a jab to the midsection that did not look like much, but Rosario went down, and started having spasms on the canvas causing a referee stoppage twenty-one seconds into the round.

The stoppage was not without criticism however. Given the nature of the punch, many accused of Rosario of taking a dive. Those claims were quickly dismissed. First noticed by Stephen Edwards (He is the trainer of 154lb. contender Julian Williams), Rosario passed out briefly while in his corner after round 7. There had been whispers of Rosario struggling to make weight prior to this fight, and this certainly lends some credence to it.

Regardless Charlo was victorious. The scorecards were 67-64 (twice) and 66-65 all in favor of Charlo at the time the fight was stopped.


 


 

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