Since its return in June, boxing was received with mixed emotions. All of the major promotion companies have put on shows either in a bubble, or in the backyard of Matchroom headquarters. The issue fans had about these cards was that they were seeing some of their favorites get back in the ring but against lower level competition.
As ratings suffered, the promotion companies had no choice but to start raising the level of their cards. The month of August and going into September featured some real competitive fights with an uptick in matchmaking. Last week, we saw the Charlo brothers put on a Showtime PPV that featured six, or five, really, fights that were worth the price of the PPV.
Jermell was the guest for Max on Boxing with Max Kellerman and he was asked that very same question. Max seemed as though he was giving him a layup so to speak when he asked him, “Give me a name at 54 could be a welterweight moving up. I bring that up because what if I told you that the next biggest fight for WBO Welterweight champion Terrence Crawford isn’t the long-desired Spence Jr one, but an undisputed junior middleweight title fight with Jermell Charlo.