Jermell Charlo Wants Family Doubleheader: “Put Benavidez And His F*cking Brother In There, I’ll Fight The Brother”
By: Hans Themistode
Jermell Charlo has grown sick and tired of the ever-growing belief that his twin brother and, current WBC middleweight belt holder, Jermall Charlo, is unwilling to drop his previously mentioned crown in order to face super middleweight contender, David Benavidez.
Jermall, a native of Houston, Texas, has gone back and forth with Benavidez on numerous occasions over social media. In the mind of the middleweight belt holder, a showdown against Benavidez would result in the Mexican product being rushed to the emergency room. But, despite his warnings, Benavidez is anxious for Charlo to prove that he means business in the ring.
Even with Benavidez campaigning one weight class higher, he believes that a showdown between himself and Jermall would produce fan-friendly fireworks. Nonetheless, while Benavidez respects what Jermall brings to the table, he’s confident in his ability to hand him the worst beating of his career.
With Jermall opting against moving up in weight to take Benavidez up on his challenge, the former two-time super middleweight titlist believes that Jermall’s refusal to fight him is a sign of weakness. However, as Benavidez continues to poke and antagonize his man, Jermell has heard enough.
“We gonna get in there with any mother f*cking body,” said Jermell during an interview with ESNEWS. “Put Benavidez’s ass in there, why not? Put that mother f*cker in there. He a f*cking stud, he a f*cking stud. Put Benavidez in there.”
Despite Jermell’s insistence that his brother is more than capable of defeating Benavidez, both men will continue to go their separate ways…at least for now.
In the case of the 25-year-old Benavidez, he’ll look to move one step closer to his former championship status. On May 21st, Benavidez will attempt to dazzle his hometown Phoenix crowd, as he takes on hard-hitting contender, David Lemieux. The winner of their upcoming clash will wrap the WBC interim crown around their waist.
As for Jermall, he won’t sit idly by. In what would be his fifth attempt to defend his WBC middleweight title, Jermall will take on veteran journeymen, Maciej Sulecki, on June 18th.
Unsurprisingly, Jermell expects his twin brother to walk away from his showdown against Sulecki relatively unscathed. Provided Jermall takes care of business, and Jermell goes on to defeat Brian Castano on May 14th, the current unified junior middleweight champion has an intriguing double-header proposal.
In an effort to prove that the Charlo name is superior in comparison to team Benavidez, Jermell is now targeting a showdown against Jose Benavidez Jr., the older brother of David. The 29-year-old recently made his return to the ring in November of 2021 against Francisco Emanuel Torres. In his first bout at 154 pounds, Jose was forced to settle for the majority decision draw.
Still, while Jose isn’t viewed as a legitimate contender just yet, Jermell believes that this current family feud should be dealt with as soon as possible.
“Put Benavidez and his mother f*cking brother in there. I’ll fight the brother, you fight the big mother f*cker. We don’t give a f*ck.”
Jose Benavidez Sr.: “I Think Canelo Is Really Going To Hurt Caleb Plant, He Might End Up In The Hospital”
By: Hans Themistode
Jose Benavidez Sr. will be an interested observer come November 6th, as both unified super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez, and IBF belt holder Caleb Plant, will square off.
Originally, Benavidez Sr. was hoping that his son and former two-time 168-pound titlist, David Benavidez, would get the call to face either man. Instead, his son will look to knock off Jose Uzcategui one week later on November 13th.
As Benavidez Sr. prepares his son to go to war, the long-time trainer quickly analyzed the showdown between Plant and Alvarez. Not only does he expect Plant’s title reign to come to an end, but Benavidez also believes he will endure a physically painful night.
“I think Canelo is really going to hurt Caleb Plant,” said Benavidez Sr. during an interview with Fight Hub TV.
Aside from simply predicting the outcome of the fight, Benavidez Sr. dived deeper into his analysis, giving his exact reason as to why Canelo vs. Plant will be one-way traffic.
“I think he’s very fragile and he tends to get marked up very fast,” continued Benavidez Sr. “If he stays and trades a little bit with Canelo, he has very delicate hands, very fragile hands. I think he’s going to end up breaking his hand. That’s going to be very bad for him because Canelo is going to end up doing everything that he wants to do. He might end up in the hospital.”
As previously mentioned by Benavidez Sr., Plant has a history of hand issues. Heading into his first shot at a world title against Jose Uzcategui, Plant suffered a broken hand and was forced to have subsequent surgery.
More recently, Plant suffered from injury woes to hand yet again. During his latest title defense against former champion Caleb Truax, Plant wounded his left hand early in the fight. Despite essentially fighting with one hand, the Nashville, Tennessee native went on to dominate every round and win a wide unanimous decision.
Pairing Plant’s injury history with his lack of power and Benavidez Sr. believes he’s going to be in a world of hurt against Alvarez. The Mexican native and pound-for-pound star recently ended the career of Billy Joe Saunders. The two clashed in May earlier this year at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
In the eighth and what turned out to be the final round, Alvarez landed a deleterious uppercut that shattered the right orbital bone and eye socket of Saunders. Shortly after, the corner of the British native pulled their man from the bout. Once surgery was completed on the fracture, Saunders announced that he would be retiring from the sport. Unless, of course, long-time rival Chris Eubank Jr., pony up at least five million dollars for their own clash.
Although Benavidez Sr. has never quite seen eye to eye with Plant, he isn’t actively rooting against him. With that said, he views his upcoming task as virtually impossible.
“Hopefully he can do a big upset but I really don’t see it.”