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  Jermell Charlo Virtual Media Workout Quotes

WBC Super Welterweight World Champion Jermell Charlo showed off his skills for fans and media Tuesday during a virtual media workout as he nears the historic unification showdown against WBA and IBF 154-pound champion Jeison Rosario that headlines part two of a first-of-its-kind SHOWTIME PPV doubleheader Saturday, September 26 in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

Charlo was joined during the virtual workout by his trainer Derrick James as they went through a number of drills and routines. Charlo vs. Rosario will headline the second part of the special PPV doubleheader that begins at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT with part one headlined by his twin brother, unbeaten WBC Middleweight Champion Jermall Charlo taking on top contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko.

The workout streamed live on the PBC YouTube page and can be viewed in its entirety HERE. Here is what Charlo and James had to say Tuesday:

JERMELL CHARLO


Im excited and Im ready for September 26. This is the time to prevail and for me and my brother to be the Charlo Twins. Its time to be the best Jermell Charlo.

Me and my brother have come so far together. Its not just in boxing, but everything in our lives. Were proof that all you have to do is keep pushing and trying. September 26 is the day that I have to make all of the time I put into this sport worth it.

Fighting on SHOWTIME PPV is amazing. This is the one. We have a hard fight and thats all we ever wanted. This is a great challenge for us to overcome.

This is a different kind of media day, but the real fight will be different also. When youre a real champion, you make those adjustments. Im used to fighting in front of a massive crowd, so its really important to show that were giving our all every day for our fans.

I used the pandemic to invest in myself and created a gym in my home. Ive been getting in shape since it started. For this fight to be here in a week, Im just more than prepared for it. Im on weight and Im hitting hard.

I bounced back from that loss in 2018 last year, but there were still things I needed to learn and develop. Were going to end 2020 with a bang. This is the Charlo show on SHOWTIME.

All Im doing is continuing to grow as an individual every day. We have to set our minds the right way and know how to roll with the punches. Ive taken it upon myself to be even more dedicated and focused. Every time I feel pain, I think about all the other boxers out there pushing through pain. Now you see where were at because of it.

I ended my last fight in the 11th round, so Ive been able to finish in the later rounds. Everyone knows I can end the fight early too. Rosario got his chance and won the titles, but I always felt I was the best fighter in the division. When Im at my best, I dont see anyone that can compete with me. I always wanted all the belts, and I knew I was going to have to take them from somebody.

After I lost in 2018, I told everyone that it just gave me jet fuel, and that when I come back, Im coming back full throttle. Thats what Im about. I have nothing to lose. Im not letting him take anything from me.

Im even more dangerous than I was before. Im an old school fighter right here. Ive been dedicated to this game and Im not going anywhere. Stay out of my way, because Im the man trucking things.

DERRICK JAMES, Charlos Trainer

The focus from Jermell is higher than ever because of the magnitude of this fight, the opponent himself, and whats at stake. He was already in great shape when we got to camp. So weve just built off of that from the start.

Were building off of the last fight. Were reconstructing some things and hes looking really good. Hes got his mind right and he knows that what were working on will help him in the fight.

From the first time I started training Jermell, he wanted to be in this position. This is the opportunity of a lifetime. He wants all the belts, so its beautiful to see his dreams manifest. Itll all come together on September 26.

I like a smaller close camp anyway, so there havent been any problems with training during the pandemic. Weve been able to keep a great focus throughout.

Jermell is feeling really good. His disposition has been great. Not too serious, but very focused. Its been amazing. People always say theyve had the best training camp, but this is one Ive really loved.

I expect Rosario to be very dangerous. Hes a big puncher and he has a lot of aggression, but at the same time hes got great boxing skills. Hes really a complete fighter. He just has to be the best Jermell Charlo and I know that this type of opposition brings that out of him.



 

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