Eddie Hearn Says Jermell Charlo Looked Like He Was Sparring Against Canelo Alvarez
Eddie Hearn is disappointed with Jermell Charlo and his performance against Canelo Alvarez.
Charlo moved up two weight classes to face Alvarez and it was a fight many thought would be competitive. Yet, it was far from that, as Alvarez dominated Charlo for all 12 rounds to win a clear-cut decision.
Now, after the loss, Eddie Hearn spoke on Matchroom Boxing’s YouTube channel and took aim at Jermell Charlo for his game plan.
“Canelo Alvarez came into that fight hungrier, mentally in a better place, and physically in a better place. I just don’t know what Charlo was doing. These guys get an opportunity like that, and they’re not rolling the [dice]. It looked like a sparring session. I’m talking about as a fan. I had nothing to do with the fight. Fans are entitled to their opinion, which they always are. So am I,” Hearn told the Matchroom Youtube channel (h/t BoxingScene). “I just don’t understand how you can sit at a press conference, ‘My time, legacy, shock the world, show I’m a great,’ and then not even – at least if you’re gonna get beat, go out on your shield and get chinned.
“Those kinds of performances can really affect your profile moving forward. Before, Jermell Charlo against Terence Crawford would have been a mega-fight. Is it now? Who is rushing to see Jermell Charlo back? I thought it was a really disappointing fight, but pleased obviously because Saul did it, but I think Saul probably wanted it a bit more than Charlo. He just went into a shell and tried to survive, and it was just weird. Very poor,” Hearn continued.
Following the loss, it’s uncertain what will be next for Jermell Charlo.