Opinion | Jul 27 2017

Jermall Charlo and the supporting cast

Jack Hirsch on Jermall Charlo, Katie Taylor and more boxers who will be appearing on the Broner-Garcia undercard
Jermall Charlo
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“What’s in a name? That which we will call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” William Shakesperare.

Shakespeare was referring to Romeo and Juliet, but there is a lesson here for Jermall Charlo to consider. Adopt a ring name or risk continuing to be obscure.

For you see, Jermall Charlo 25-0 (19) has a twin brother who looks like him, fights, like him, wins like him, weighs virtually the same as him, and has a name which is a whisker away from being exactly like his.