Jermell Charlo Warns Danny Garcia Ahead Of 154 Pound Move – It’s Deep Over Here

Jermell Charlo WBC, WBA And IBF Junior Middleweight Champion

Unified junior middleweight titlist Jermell Charlo had no issues welcoming Danny Garcia to the 154 pound division after the former welterweight contender became the latest fighter to declare interest in facing him.

Garcia stated recently, that he was looking forward to a move into the deep and most competitive division, hoping he would one day share the ring with Houston’s Charlo, who presently holds three world title in the division.

Most fighters in Charlo’s position will want a divisional newcomer to start from the bottom, taking out the contenders as they pace their way up to title contention but the IBF, WBC, WBA champion doesn’t have an issues welcoming the highly ranked welterweight to the super welterweight division.

“There’s going to be guys moving up, there’s going to be little shuffles and changes that will happen soon in boxing, and if Danny Garcia wanna taste that water it’s okay,” Charlo told Brian Custer on The Last Stand Podcast. “It’s deep over here in this ocean. Anything like that is not going to put fear into anybody.”

Charlo (34-1, 18 KOs) has been in battle with almost every highly ranked junior middleweight and represents a very good example of fighter with little or no fears of opposition, welcoming all the contenders and champions interested. This has seen Charlo unify three belts in the division and his next fight will see him fight for the last 154 pound world title presently not in his custody.

“We fight each other in this division,” said Charlo. “There are a lot of top-tier fighters that are fighting each other in this division. There’s a lot of guys that don’t mind getting in the ring. We are fearless people in this division. It’s really a dope division to me. That’s why I like to stand strong in this division.”

Charlo fights WBO titleholder Brian Castano (17-0-1, 12 KOs) on the 17th of July with divisional Undisputed status at stake the AT&T Center in San Antonio. However, Charlo is quick to remind Garcia the kind of opposition he will be facing in his move to the 145 pound division.

“We fight each other in this division,” said Charlo. “There are a lot of top-tier fighters that are fighting each other in this division. There’s a lot of guys that don’t mind getting in the ring. We are fearless people in this division. It’s really a dope division to me. That’s why I like to stand strong in this division.”

Charlo also reminds Garcia that fighting top contenders in the division isn’t an easy task, talk more of going in straight up with the unified champion.

“I don’t think nobody can come to this weight division and f— with me,” Charlo continued. “I’m that guy in this weight division. I got skills. I’ve been boxing my entire life. If they’ve never been in the ring with me they really can’t say much about me.”

Charlo thinks Garcia is slow and will find it difficult moving , when he adds pounds for his Junior middleweight fights.

“I don’t understand this action about how [Garcia] don’t have to lose weight,” said Charlo. “To me he was a lot slower at 147 fighting Errol Spence by trying to gain some weight and putting on some power. [Gaining weight] ain’t going to help.”

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