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Jermall Charlo wants to get Jorge Sebastian Heiland out of the way so that he can put himself in position where Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin are forced to fight him.
Jermall Charlo (25-0, 19 KOs), the former IBF 154 lb champion is fighting Jorge Heiland (29-4-2, 16 KOs) in a World Boxing Council middleweight title eliminator on July 29 on the undercard of the Adrien “The Problem” Broner vs. Mikey Garcia card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Jermall Charlo insists that his power will translate to the middleweight division as he sets his sights on becoming a two-weight world champion.
Charlo vs. GGG or Canelo would be great fights if they can be made. Charlo has the punching power and talent to give either of these two Boxers a huge challenge.
Charlo said, “It was a matter of time before I moved up and I felt like there were greater opportunities for me at middleweight,” the 27-year-old said when speaking in a media conference call.
“I have to do what I did at super-welter and I expect my power to translate to 160bs, knockout power is God-given.
“I’m feeling a lot better and my focus now is sharpening up myself and then fulfilling my dream of becoming a two-time, two-division world champion.”
Charlo’s fight against Heiland has been ordered as an official eliminator by the WBC, with the winner becoming the mandatory challenger to the winner of Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin’s unification bout this September.
“I’m not really focused on Canelo or GGG right now. I’m focused on getting to where they can’t avoid me… Heiland is a seasoned, good fighter. He’s strong and comes to fight. I’m not taking him lightly at all.”