Talented boxing brothers Jermall and Jermell Charlo are a step closer to realising their ultimate dream as one half of the light-middleweight twins will fight for the world title on March 8.
Jermall, who is older than Jermell by one minute, will challenge current IBF king Carlos Molina on the undercard of Toe to Toe: Canelo v Angulo at the MGM Grand and will be looking to add more success to the family on the back of his younger brother’s win over Gabriel Rosado.
“I never dodge any fighter, so when the chance to fight Molina came along it took it with both hands,” Charlo told World Boxing News.
“Molina’s strengths are his ability to make the judges believes that he is always busy as he crowds his opponents with rough inside fighting.”
A prime example of this is when Molina took away Ishe Smith’s cherished belt in just his first defence and Charlo, 23, says he has the plan to avoid getting sucked into a similar contest next month.
“I actually thought the fight was interesting, although Ishe fought Molina’s fight. Ishe had too many dull moments where he didn’t take advantage of wearing Molina out and he paid the price.”
Charlo continued: “Molina is nothing I cannot handle and I will prove this by taking the title on March 8. I won’t be making any changes to my boxing style and I will stick to my gameplan like in the past.
“This has got me this far so I’ll adjust only if I have to.”
Sibling Jermell’s dominant triumph over a respected former world title challenger in Rosado has only served to spur on Jermall, who aims to begin his move into world-class in style against Molina.
“It’s a dream come true just to be fighting for any world title, but the belt is just a trophy to me, nothing more,” he explained. “I am fighting for my legacy and Jermell is fighting for his, so I am proud to challenge a world champion to take me to that next step.
“Our ultimate goal is to take over at junior-middleweight like the Klitschko’s did in the heavyweight division, and on March 8 it’s out with the old and in with the new!”
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