The unbeaten WBC middleweight champion Jermall (32-0, 22 KOs), the twin brother of the recently defeated Jermell Charlo, will be making his first appearance in over two years against the capable Benavidez Jr. (28-2-1, 19 KOs).
Boxing fans would prefer that Jermall take on an actual middleweight contender rather than the 31-year-old Benavidez Jr., who has spent most of his career at welterweight, but this is still a good opponent given the long layoff for Charlo.
No one would expect Jermall to jump in the ring immediately with a top dog from the 168-lb division unless it was Canelo Alvarez. That guy that Jermall could have fought last month, but his brother Jermell got the gig instead and messed things up by going through the motions.
Here's everything you need to know ahead of Jermall Charlo vs Jose Benavidez Jr.
Date: Saturday, November 25.
Time: At 08:00 PM ET
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
The fight will start on Saturday 25th November 2023 at Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas.
“It’s been a long road to this point, but only the strong survive, and I’m built differently,” said Jermall Charlo. “I’m looking forward to reminding everyone that there is a reason why Jermall Charlo is an undefeated world champion and one of the best fighters today, pound-for-pound. This is the next chapter of my life, and it’s going to be my best, so I want all my fans to tune in on November 25 because I’m going to light up Las Vegas.”
Jose Benavidez Jr:
“I’ve been wanting to fight Charlo for a while. I’m going to come that night and show him what I’m about,” Benavidez. “But I’m not here trying to use words. I don’t need to say anything. I’m going to let my fists do the talking in the ring on November 25.”