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Jermall Charlo blames hand injury for failure to stop Adams

Jack Hirsch hears excuses after Jermall Charlo takes a points win
Jermall Charlo
Esther Lin/SHOWTIME
Houston • June 29

AT the end the 12th round of his successful WBC middleweight title defence against Brandon AdamsJermall Charlo returned to his corner, took the gloves off and said he had hurt his left hand early in the contest.

After promising to turn in a spectacular performance in front of his hometown crowd, who were out in force at the NRG Arena, it was as if the champion was looking for an excuse as to why he couldn’t dispose of the challenger before the match had run its course.

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