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Jermall Charlo retained his crown against Juan Macías and wants Golovkin

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The undefeated WBC middleweight world champion, Jermall charlo (32-0, 22 KO), efficiently defended his title final night time with a unanimous choice against the courageous Mexican challenger Juan Macías Montiel (22-5-2, 22 KO) on the Toyota Heart in Houston, Texas.

“I noticed the gang behind me, my metropolis was behind me”stated Charlo, 31, who made his fourth title protection and was preventing for the fourth time in his hometown.

Charlo threw 769 hits, the very best file of his profession, however the courageous and relentless Montiel refused to go down. As a substitute, Montiel continued to stroll ahead regardless of receiving unimaginable punishment, incomes Charlo’s respect within the course of for his braveness and character.

“It took a real warrior to enter the ring with me. He fought every and each spherical as arduous as he may and I may see by his eyes that he’s a real warrior from the beginning and that he needed to struggle. It doesn’t matter what she hit him with, he needed extra. I really like that spirit«.

Charlo landed greater than twice as many punches as Montiel (258-127), together with 201 energy photographs, the very best of his profession. Montiel miraculously survived a grueling sixth spherical. Within the eighth, Charlo suffered the primary lower of his profession when Montiel opened a wound to Charlo’s proper eye. Nonetheless, Montiel was far outmatched and Charlo used a superb number of punches. Scores have been 120-108, 119-109, 118-109.

“I wish to unify the crowns. I would like Golovkin within the ring. I wish to take him to Houston. I would like Canelo to come back to Houston if he drops to middleweight. That is my weight division. I’ll keep right here and reign right here. That is my fourth title protection and I’ve many extra to come back. I’m younger. I’m hungry.”

“I wanted an opponent of this power to indicate what I’m fabricated from”stated Montiel, 27. “I do know that with this expertise, in a while I’ll turn into a world champion. I really like preventing. I do know I’ve the eagerness and what it takes to turn into a world champion.

Within the backside, Isaac Cruz (22-1-1, 15 KO) scored a large unanimous choice over Francisco Vargas (27-3-2, 19 KO). The rating was 100-89, 99-90, and 97-92.

Cruz, who soared by means of the light-weight rankings in 2020 and defeated Diego Magdaleno with an electrifying first-round KO in September, got here out early in pursuit of an identical consequence. Cruz continued to land energy photographs, together with his trademark proper hand, however Vargas was capable of keep away from any devastating blows.


The 36-year-old Vargas was probably the most energetic fighter, throwing 586 punches in comparison with Cruz’s 548. Nevertheless, Cruz outscored Vargas 188-148 and landed 43 p.c of his energy photographs en path to victory.

Within the remaining minute of the struggle, Cruz despatched Vargas to the canvas for the second time in his profession with a barrage of punches, capped off a formidable efficiency.

In one other match of the gala, the previous world champion Angelo leo (21-1, 9 KO) earned an in depth majority choice on Aaron Alameda (25-2, 13 KO). The judges scored the struggle 98-92, 96-94 and 95-95.

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