After dominating their respective divisions, the Charlo twins have revealed how much money they would need in order to face one another in a professional bout – spoiler alert, it’s a lot.
Jermell Charlo currently rules the super-welterweight ranks after becoming the undisputed champion by defeating Brian Carlos Castano via tenth round knockout last year.
Now, ‘little’ Charlo seeks further glory as he prepares to jump up two weight-classes to face undisputed super-middleweight king, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, in the first male all-undisputed clash of the four belt era.
His brother, Jermall, was also linked to a fight with Canelo as the current WBC middleweight champion, but decided to step away from the clash and give his brother the opportunity, likely due to an ongoing two-year absence from the ring.
In an interview with Showtime Sports, the pair discussed how much money they would need to be offered to sign to a contest against each other, with one of the brothers seeming more willing than the other.
Jermell: “The day somebody could put up like five-hundred million dollars, I’d fight my brother, I’ll get in there with my brother in some type of way.”
Jermall: “Five-hundred-million? Hell yeah (I would fight my brother). We would make our Mum mad though!”
Jermell: “It’s okay, she’ll be alright. Five-hundred-million dollars, tell Dubai to call me tomorrow.”
Jermall: “Man, they ain’t even got to give me that much, dog.”
For now at least, Jermell Charlo will have to forget about a fantasy clash with his brother for mega-money and focus on his next challenge – dethroning super-middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez.
Meanwhile, Jermall, is expected to make a comeback imminently to avoid being stripped of his title, and will likely have a tune-up fight before fighting mandatory challenger, Carlos Adames.