“Keep running”: Carlos Adames accuses Jermall Charlo of ducking boxing bout

Jermall Charlo has not stepped inside the boxing ring for over two years now and consequently, everyone including his rivals is frustrated with him for ducking fights. Hit Man last competed against Juan Macias Montiel in a twelve-round bout in June 2021 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

The American boxer successfully retained his WBC title via unanimous decision as he showcased his dominance throughout the twelve-round bout. After winning this matchup, there were a lot of rumors of him returning and defending his belt against a few names. However, a back injury ruled him out of his fight against Maciej Sulecki in 2022, and as a result, his layoff was extended by one extra year.

Jermall Charlo and Carlos Adames feud explained

Interim WBC middleweight titleholder Carlos Adames seems to hate the guts of champion Jermall Charlo as is pretty evident from his statements in press conferences and interviews. The Dominican middleweight boxer has expressed his wish of fighting Charlo for the undisputed WBC championship on several occasions.

But the commission has not made him a mandatory challenger as of now. Consequently, after defeating Julian Williams via unanimous decision last weekend, Adames lashed out at Charlo and claimed that he is the true champion. Moreover, he demanded WBC strip Jermall of his champion status as he has not defended his belt for over two years now.

“This is my belt. I’m the one working. He’s not working. I’m the true champion. Charlo, he can keep running. He’s speaking with his actions so he’s moving up. He doesn’t want it. He’s chasing other things,” said Adames.

Carlos seems frustrated with Charlo and as a result, he has not minced his words. The interim champion called the Houston native a coward for ducking title defenses and looking to move up a weight class and booking matchups against other contenders.

Is Jermall Charlo vs Canelo Alvarez confirmed?

According to the reports that came out last week, Canelo Alvarez’s team and Jermall Charlo were in talks for a possible bout. These rumors intensified after ESPN journalist Mike Coppinger broke the news that Saul has signed with Premier Boxing Champions and his first fight will be against the Houston Native.

Canelo Alvarez celebrates his win and Jermall Charlo inside the ring

He also revealed that Canelo would defend his super middleweight titles on September 19th. The Mexican boxer has confirmed his return inside the ring in September but there is no assurance that Charlo will be his next opponent. But looking at the options that Canelo has, Jermall is the favorite to become the candidate to challenge the super middleweight champion.

If Hit Man does not fight Canelo next, there is a high possibility that the WBC make it mandatory for him to defend his title as the division is becoming stagnant.


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