Via Allan Fox: It was announced on Tuesday that Jermall Charlo will defend his WBC middleweight belt against 6th challenger Maciej Sulecki on June 18 during the main event on Showtime Championship Boxing in Houston, Texas.
Fans mocked Charlo (32-0, 22 KOs) over the choice of opponent his management at PBC forced him against when he pitted him against one of Demetrius Andrade’s former victims. in the 32-year-old Sulecki (30-2, 11 KOs).
When fans laugh at Jermall Charlo, it reflected badly online for agreeing to televise these terrifying albatross level battles. After 14 years of playing professionally, you want to see Jermall improve on the opposite side.
There was a complete failure and total failure to warm up in Charlo’s case, and he is clearly squeezing his 160-lb WBC title to hold it for as long as humanely possible against a talented people like Zhanibek Alimkhanuly separate it from him, putting him back in the ranks of candidates from the moment he arrived.
Jermall is a prime example of a champion squeezing out his title for easy money.
Sulecki would be a good choice if Charlo starts his professional career in 2022 or is about to lose money and desperately needs a confidence booster to help him recover from the loss.
But come on, Charlo is a 14-year professional, and he should be fighting quality opposition rather than leftovers from the guys he chooses not to face in Demetrius Andrade.
For Charlo who was still fighting against the opposition of the elite like Sulecki, it was extremely worrying.
Jermall is on the rise at 31 but still faces the same bad opposition as Sulecki, and surprisingly Showtime boss Stephen Espinoza is willing to put these types of inappropriateness on his network.
Jermall talks a lot about wanting to fight against Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin, but he doesn’t face the resistance that shows he’s worthy of fighting those guys.
Charlo’s objections since moving to 160:
Juan Macias Montiel
Hugo Centeno Jr
Jorge Sebastian Heiland
Boxing fans want to see Charlo fight Jaime Munguia, Demetrius Andrade, Zhanibek Alimkhanuly, Chris Eubank Jr., or even a rematch with Juan Macias Montiel.
Instead, they will see Jermall being given another light job by the world’s top boxing champions, who have scheduled him as if he were fragile and could break if brought in with a talented candidate or champion.
Sulecki was just another example of PBC pitting Jermall Charlo against a weak opposition instead of pitting him against fighters who had a good chance of beating him.
In addition to Poland’s Sulecki losing to Demetrius by unanimous decision at half time, he also lost to Daniel Jacobs by unanimous decision 12 in April 2018 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
In March 2019, Sulecki beat Gabe Rosado with a controversial 10th round in Philadelphia.
In that skirmish, Rosado got off to a slow start in the first half of the match but proved strong to take down Sulecki twice in the ninth round. Sulecki barely escaped the fight because of the disqualification.
In the end, many boxing fans felt that Rosado had been robbed of victory by the referee. It was close enough that Rosado might have deserved to win, but the referees ruled out Sulecki.
Sulecki’s best opponents:
Gabe Rosado – UD 10 [*controversial]
Demetrius Andrade – lost 12 UD
Daniel Jacobs – 12 UD lost
Jack Culcay – UD 10
Hugo Centeno Jr – TKO 10
Jermell Charlo vs Brian Castano II on May 14
Also announced today, IBF/WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo (34-1-1, 18 KOs) will play WBO champion Brian Castano (17-0-1, 12 KOs). ) on May 14 on Showtime Championship Boxing in Los Angeles. This will be the undisputed championship at 154.