Boxing Bites: Charlo warns Trout / Berchelt v Barros / GGG v Canelo 2

Ringside 31/05/2018
Jermell Charlo

📸 Stacey Verbeek

Undefeated World Boxing Council super welterweight champion Jermell Charlo (30-0, 15 KOs) will defend his crown against cagey veteran and former world champion Austin Trout on June 9 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

The unbeaten champion says he is undergoing a great preparation to face Trout, who will be a complicated rival.

“Every fight is important. I know I cannot take anyone lightly. I feel very good, I have the right weight and I am really happy to face Trout.

“I’m going to show everyone on June 9, to achieve a spectacular triumph We are ready to continue doing shows for everyone.

“My brother did his thing in Brooklyn and now we take it to the west coast. I love Los Angeles. I live here, and I love to train here.

“Jermall and I have knockouts at STAPLES Center and I will add one more on June 9th.”

World Boxing Council super featherweight champion Miguel “Alacrán” Berchelt, faces a stern test in defending his title against Argentina’s Jonathan Barros, on Saturday, June 23 in Merida, Yucatan.

Barros from Argentina has a victory over Miguel “Mickey” Román, who is Berchelt’s mandatory challenger. He has 41 victories, 22 of them by KO, just five losses, only one by knockout, and a draw.

For his part, the champion has compiled a record of 33-1 with 29 knockouts and one of the highest KO ratio in the division.

Berchelt comes from knocking out Ghanaian Maxwell Awuku in three rounds, who was the late replacement for former champion Cristian Mijares.

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman is inviting the negotiating teams of Canelo and GGG to reach agreement on terms, so boxing fans the World over can thrill to their rematch.

At the weekly WBC Presser, he said: “There’s no way to understand why the fight is not signed. Everything is set for it to take place in September. I invite both camps to bury the hatchet and make the deal.

“I think Gennady Golovkin should understand that he has the power to make the fight happen and show in the ring, just who is the best. Everyone wants to see the rematch because their first fight was great. And the World deserves to see the second fight.”