“Imma beat you and your brother a**,” Jermall Charlo reveals grand strategy of using big brother Jose Benavidez to set stage for David Benavidez showdown

WBC Middleweight champion Jermall Charlo considers opponent Jose Benavidez a stepping stone to fight his elder brother.


“Imma beat you and your brother a**,” Jermall Charlo reveals grand strategy of using big brother Jose Benavidez to set stage for David Benavidez showdown

Jermall Charlo (Source: IMAGO)

Jermall Charlo expressed his deference to David Benavidez on Tuesday. But he spent much of the virtual press conference bashing Benavidez’s older brother. The Charlo-Jose Benavidez fight was announced last Wednesday, but a press release issued by Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions and Showtime did not mention the contracted weight.

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During the virtual conference, Charlo, the unbeaten WBC middleweight champion, disregarded Jose Benavidez as mere “scrub”. He also indicated that the opposition is a pathway to the other brother. In the conference, Charlo said:

Imma beat yo a** on the 25th and Imma beat your brother a**, too. Shut up, n*gga! Imma beat you and your brother a**…This is the first step to like – you know what I mean? – getting to the next weight class. Imma use the little big brother, wit’ his little man syndrome. I’mma use him...

At 32-0 and 22 KOs, Charlo is a former IBF junior middleweight champ. Fans and peers have critically detracted his holding on to the WBC middleweight title, even though he hasn’t fought in 28 months. Charlo said on Tuesday that he is not interested in “trophies”. He admitted that fighting Jose Benavidez at 163lbs may lead to moving up to 168lbs for a fight with David Benavidez next year. The two have had numerous recent altercations online.

Charlo has never weighed in at more than 160lbs in all his career as a pro-Boxer. Benavidez revealed Tuesday during a fiery virtual press conference that the contract weight for the long-inactive WBC middleweight champion’s return to the ring is 163 pounds.

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This is three pounds over the middleweight limit. He blamed Charlo for the stipulation by not making up the weight. He has also accused him of being undisciplined.

New training footage of David Benavidez surfaces

Undefeated super middleweight world champion David “El Monstruo” Benavidez will defend his interim WBC super middleweight belt against undefeated two-division world champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade.

The duo will headline a Showtime PPV from the Michelob ULTRA Arena at the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Jermall Charlo and Jose Benavidez Jr. are fighting on the same card for a co-feature 10-round, non-title fight.

David Benavidez
David Benavidez (Source: Instagram)

Ahead of the matchup, a video has surfaced of Benavidez training. The video has been uploaded by Fight Hub TV. The video shows him attempting a 3-rep squat with heavy plated weights on a bar. Benavidez, 26, has an outstanding record of 27-0. Meanwhile, the southpaw Andrade stands at 32-0 as well.

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Benavidez made his professional debut at the age of 16 and became the youngest 168lbs world champion in the history of the sport. The orthodox-stance boxer faces Andrade on Nov. 25. Meanwhile, Benavidez has also got a rivalry going on with Canelo Alvarez.

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