Jermell Charlo Reacts To Tim Bradley Criticism Of Him – SolSportHQ
By Sean Jones: Jermell Charlo was less than pleased at learning about Tim Bradley questioning his ability to handle the power of Canelo Alvarez in going up from 154 to 168 to challenge for the undisputed super middleweight championship on September 30th.
“I think Tim Bradley has got a lot of hate towards a lot of things that people. When you dare to be great right now, you know you can’t worry about what Tim Bradley saying,” said Jermell Charlo to Fighthype about Tim Bradley questioning his punch resistance in moving up to 168 from 154.
“He don’t even know about PBC boxing and what we possess over here, and that’s why Al [Haymon] got us, and he signed us. Oh well, people are going to have their thoughts and say what they want to say.
“I can’t go back into living my life, trying to be that guy and try to think about what he’s thinking. I just focus on me, staying focused on the game plan and work my a** off.
“It never happened because I was a risk-taking fight, a little less reward but as I accomplished more and proceeded to be the best I can, I was able to earn this place.
“It ain’t nothing new to me [about Canelo rating Jermell as better than his brother Jermall]. I heard it before. I fought tough competition, and I kind of heard that today, so I knew that’s kind of what he [Canelo] meant
“My brother’s good, he’s a champion, but I was the little train that always kept going.
It’s not the same at all. [Brian] Castano threw way more punches than I think Canelo throws. They both come forward though, so that is one thing that they do a lot alike. They come forward. Canelo throws the heavier shots, but is a little bit slower.
“So I know Castano was more rapid punching basically as you could say you. I think that Canelo started boxing at an earlier age, which counted as his pro record.
“So I started at 17. He was moving fast and when you know in the south and you go to Mexico, you can get a bunch of fights you can fight every week over there. So they knew what they was doing from the beginning.
“They did a good job and now we’re here. He’s elite. I don’t think so because I really don’t see him washing out. I just see that everybody paying attention to the other people that are doing good because he finally got to a point where he was stable and calm at his and his skills.
“The loss to Bivol and all of that might have made some changes for him but I think he’s still a super great fighter. He’s unique. He has his own skill set and his own style and that’s going to be for me to go out and deal with.
“I think the Ring magazine and ESPN, they operate together, and they’re against me. They just don’t like me. They have some personal way that they feel about me. They create these rules as they go. They say you can’t be off for so long and all of this.
“Boxing was not like that when Floyd was going. Floyd would take some time off. He would box here and there, he would do his thing, and, then when you’re not attended to what they are asking for or you’re not giving them the love.
“I don’t know. I rocked my belt, I show my appreciation, I give everything that they asking for I fight. I got an injury, and I couldn’t do nothing but take some time off.
“I want to get in there and keep making money every year that I’m healthy and young. I don’t want to be trying to wait around and look, but it’s okay. I’m Undisputed. I’m fighting another undisputed champion. I’m happy about that.
“My life is good, I’m prevailing and I finally get the fight that I deserve and the fight that’ll put me on a pinnacle to where people can’t stop talking about me. So once they realize that the Ring magazine will come back and apologize, ESPN is going to apologize, and everybody else going to do what they do.
“I don’t care. PBC is where it’s at. We’re in the big leagues over here. You see everybody came over here now. So that’s what needs to be the focus,” said Jermell.