“This will be pretty easy work”: Janibek Alimkhanuly sends stern warning to Jermall Charlo

Tonight, Janibek Alimkhanuly will face Steven Butler to defend his WBO middleweight title. However, Janibek once again issued a severe warning to Jermall Charlo prior to his fight against Butler.

Tonight at the Great Wolf Lodge in Manteca, California, a world title bout between the Qazaq Style (13-0, 8 KO) and Steven (32-3-1, 26 KO) will be main attraction. Boxing247 reports that the boxing extravaganza will be live at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+. 

What did Janibek Alimkhanuly say about his potential fight against Jermell Charlo? 

The “Qazaq Style” won the WBO middleweight championship in November by defeating Denzel Bentley. However, the Kazakhstani fighter opted to challenge WBC 160-pound champion Jermall Charlo right away by saying, “I’d have no issue fighting Jermall Charlo for his WBC title.” 

With big titles come great challenges in a combat sport like boxing. Janibek has been eager to compete against stronger opponents. As Jermall is the current undisputed light middleweight world champion. Hence, Janibek believes that the American boxer should accept his challenge and compete against him. 

“We are both champions. Charlo would be easy work for me. Champions should fight other champions. It’s too bad the other so-called ‘champions’ do not feel that way.” said Janibek. 

However, it appears that Jermall Charlo isn’t showing any interest in accepting fight offers from other top boxers, including the one from the Kazakh boxer.

As the 32-year-old boxer from Texas is less longer interested in taking on opponents who have even a remote chance of defeating him as his attention is more focused on money fights these days. However, Charlo currently doesn’t have a scheduled fight. 

Do you believe Jermall Charlo, who has only participated in two boxing bouts over the past three years, will accept Janibek Alimkhanuly’s fight offer? Comment below and let us know what you think. 


Khandaker Muntasir

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As a passionate UFC enthusiast, Khandaker Muntasir Hossain provides coverage of MMA, wrestling, and boxing on multiple platforms. With his deep knowledge of sports, he immerses readers in the excitement of various arenas, whether it's the octagon, squared circle, pitch, court, or ring. Through his writing and love for sports, he aims to motivate others to explore their own sporting interests and experience the magic that sports bring.


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