Undisputed super welterweight champion Jermell Charlo is currently recovering from a hand injury. When he returns to the ring later this year, he will defend his title against unbeaten contender Tim Tszyu. If he emerges with a win, the Texas native may look to fight another unbeaten super welterweight contender by the name of Sebastian Fundora. However, there may be another appealing fight on the horizon.
Jermell Charlo has never shied away from fighting the best contenders and champions in the 154-pound division. During a recent episode of The Last Stand, the undisputed champion told Showtime and ESPN’s Brian Custer that he would be willing to share the ring with fellow unbeaten champion Terence Crawford in the future.
“Whatever, guy, you get your paperwork right, talk to Mr. Haymon, and we’ll get a fight going,” Charlo said about a potential fight with Crawford.
“You damn right it’ll be easy [to make]. Let’s get a big fight going, matter of fact. And I’ll show you better than I can take. Ain’t nothin’ easy in the ring with me.”
Crawford has captured world titles in three divisions and currently holds the WBO Welterweight Championship. The Omaha native has openly expressed his desire to fight fellow welterweight titleholder Errol Spence Jr., but representatives for the two fighters have failed to reach an agreement for an undisputed title fight. As a result, Crawford has teased the idea of moving up to a fourth weight class.
“Oh yeah, 100%,” he said when asked if he would move up another division if he was unable to fight Spence Jr.
“If I can’t get the fight I desire and want, then my career would start at 154.”