Opinion | Jun 01 2018

Jermell Charlo: ‘I’m a completely different fighter from Erislandy Lara. I’m not here to waste punches’

In his own words Jermell Charlo looks forward to Austin Trout fight
Jermell Charlo
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I’m ready to go. I’m well-prepared. I’ve been in training camp for about 10 weeks. When you guys saw me before, I wasn’t this built but now I’m ready and I’m excited. I can take on any man in this division.

Training camp was great. We had world champion Errol Spence Jr in camp and a bunch of undefeated fighters. I stopped a few, dropped a few, but that’s not the name of the game. It’s all about training and getting the work done to be prepared for June 9.

Austin Trout is a veteran fighter but I don’t believe he’s going to stand in the pocket and try to fight me. I don’t think there’s a single fighter in this weight division that would try to do that, not even [Jarrett] Hurd. If Trout does try that, the night will end fast.


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