Issue | Premium | Reports | Jun 24 2019

Jorge Cota no test for Jermell Charlo

Jermell Charlo wins spectacularly. But it's pointless, writes Sean Nam
Jermell Charlo
Sean Michael Ham/Mayweather Promotions
Las Vegas • June 23

BATTLING suspicions that he had lost his edge, super-welterweight contender Jermell Charlo, from Houston, Texas, shot back at sceptics with a vicious third-round knockout of Mexican fall guy Jorge Cota at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

Indeed, there is nothing quite like a viral-worthy KO over a no-hoper to get the feelgood vibes flowing again. Of course, it wasn’t supposed to be this way.

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