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Jermall Charlo to prove that he is the true contender

Jermall Charlo most avoid an upset to hang on to his 'interim' strap
Jermall Charlo
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FOURTEEN months after he won the belt, Jermall Charlo’s WBC middleweight title remains one of the interim variety and will be defended for a second time against fellow American Brandon Adams this Saturday (June 29) at the NRG Arena in Houston, Texas. 

The full WBC middleweight champion is Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, the controversial but talented Mexican, and, frankly, it’s hard to see why Charlo’s interim version even exists given Alvarez defended his belt in May. Still, it does, it carries some sort of value, and for as long as Charlo chases a fight with Alvarez it will presumably stick around.

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