Jermall Charlo And Jose Benavidez Jr.’s Virtual Presser – Key Highlights

November 15, 2023
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In some boxing news, Jermall Charlo had his first presser for a fight since 2021 as he gets ready to take on Jose Benavidez Jr. on November 25th, 2023, on the David Benavidez vs. Demetrius Andrade card.

The current WBC middleweight champion has not fought ever his victory over Juan Macias Montiel. The boxer has struggled to deal with mental health, that has otherwise disrupted an undefeated career.

However, Jermall was being linked with fighting Canelo Alvarez. However, that fight fell through as his brother, Jermell Charlo, took the fight only to lose via a unanimous decision.

A win over Benavidez Jr, however, may led to those links transpiring again. Charlo is expected to win, given that Benavidez is really a junior middleweight, who has lost two out of his previous four fights.

And given that they had finally had the chance to address each other, this is what they had to say.

Charlo

“I’m thankful for this second chance to show my greatness. Training camp has been awesome and I’m ready to go. Benavidez is a great fighter and I really don’t have anything bad to say about him. He’s gonna see what it’s about when he’s in there. He can keep running his mouth, because he’s gonna find out.

“My mental abilities have caught up with my physical abilities, so you’re gonna see the best of me. I’m naturally stronger and I’ve really been working on my twitch and my speed. I’ve sparred strong guys, so I should be at the top of my game. I’m ready to blow this dude out.

“I won’t be rusty at all. There’s no excuses in this fight. I hope Benavidez isn’t thinking that I’m gonna be rusty. Because I’ve been working. You’ll see.

“You’re all talk. You ain’t nothing. This is my first step toward potentially fighting at 168 pounds and fighting his brother. This guy here has got little man syndrome. He’s gonna see when he starts eating right hands and jabs.

“He loses at the top level. He’s not his brother. He keeps trying to be his brother, but he’s not that. I respect his brother. I’m not worried about Jose. I’m gonna straight up fight him like a man.

“I’m gonna stand in the pocket and fight you. So you better not run. Come to me. Don’t try to do that awkward southpaw stuff. You’re not like that and you’re not ready for me.

“I’m not sweating him at all. I’m not one of those fighters who’s gonna let you choke me at the weigh-in or anything like that. We’re gonna beat up his whole town.”

Jose Benavidez Jr.

“I’m very thankful for this opportunity. I feel great and I feel strong. I’m not really gonna do too much talking, because I know Charlo is gonna do his talking, but I don’t care about any of his excuses. He’s gonna see what a real puncher is on fight night.

“You already look scared. It’s gonna be funny when I whoop you. I always keep this same energy. Ask anybody about me. I’ve fought at 160 pounds a few times before and I walk around at 180.

“The lower weights were hard to make. When I fought Danny Garcia, I was at 175 the week of the fight and had to lose 20 pounds. I feel strong now and ready to get this show on the road.

“I do thank him for choosing me to fight him. He’s right about that. It’s gonna be a fantastic night of boxing and we’re both training hard for it. When I fought Terence Crawford, it was the same weight I had been fighting at since 14 years old.

“He’s a world class fighter, don’t get me wrong. But I feel really good at this weight. I’ve always sparred bigger guys and I feel like it’s time for me. I’m in a great place right now. You gotta be confident. I don’t think he’s confident in himself. He’s knocked out bums.

Watch what happens when I get in there. I’ve been in a tough training camp and sparring for a while. I’m really motivated more than anything. I felt good in my last fight stepping up in weight. It’s good to be active and it’s got me feeling very strong going into this fight.”

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