Unified super-welterweight champion Jermell Charlo says he would fight Terence Crawford.
The owner of three belts at 154lbs is just over a few weeks out from his rematch against WBO champion Brian Castaño for the undisputed crown at 154lbs.
Crawford, who holds the WBO welterweight title, and could face Charlo’s gym-mate Errol Spence Jr for all the 147lb marbles later this year, has hinted he would move up a weight division in the future.
Winning a world title at super-welterweight would make him a four-weight champion.
Speaking at a media roundtable yesterday Charlo was asked he would face the winner of a fight between Spence Jr and Crawford.
“I have no intention on fighting my stablemate (Spence). Terence Crawford can get that work. I don’t care about him. I don’t know him, and he doesn’t know me. We can make it happen. But when you have an emotional tie to someone, it’s like fighting my twin brother.
“Now like Spence said, if that money is right, and you put that brick bread out there, we’re going to get in there with anybody. We’re not going to turn down anyone, neither will Spence. But Crawford hasn’t done anything at 154. How do you want him to fight me? I’m trying to become undisputed right now. How are we talking about someone who hasn’t even fought in the division? How did he just jump from there to there?”
Charlo and Castaño fought out a highly entertaining draw in their first encounter last July. Their rematch takes place on May 14 at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson.