The heavyweight division is thriving right now with lots of fights being made and even, for the first time in 24 years, a new undisputed champion set to be crowned when Oleksandr Usyk takes on Tyson Fury on February 17.
This has lead one man to try and get involved in the action by calling out lineal and WBC champion Fury, former two-time champion Anthony Joshua and fan favourite and perennial contender Derek Chisora.
Two of those men have big fights scheduled while at this late stage of his career, Chisora has admitted he will only take the biggest challenges in his last few contests.
But that won’t stop Manuel Charr from angling to get one of them in the ring. He hasn’t fought since beating Nuri Seferi in December 2022, and had only two contests in the five years before that when he claimed the regular version of the WBA world heavyweight title by beating Aleksandr Ustinov. Following extensive litigation with the WBA, he was re-awarded that title in 2023.
“When I started boxing I had some dreams. I follow all my dreams. I fight three times for the world titles, twice I was a champion, and now I will defend my belts. Pulev is my next opponent. He’s not easy, he’s an amateur champion, I respect him a lot, but I have to make my business well and knock him out.”
He then made a big if not hopeful call out.
“I want one of the UK guys, Joshua, Chisora, Fury. Where are you guys? You are small. I want you. I want the best from the UK, I want Tyson Fury.”
Anything can happen in the boxing world, but it would be rather surprising give his profile if Charr got a shot at any of those men.